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do you think a skill is really important?

 
 
sfsling
 
Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 01:48 am
Now our teachers tell us that the society is dog-eat-dog.The rivalry is a little frighten.So we must have a kind of skill in order to survive in the future.But at present I have not found anything interesting, so I feel little nervous.I want to ask you,does the skill is really important
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 07:49 am
You mean to ask: "Is skill really that important?" or, "Is a skill really that important?"

Personally, i'd say that yes, a skill is very important. Unskilled workers are not paid very much money, and often have a hard time earning enough money to live decently. It takes time to decide what one will do in life, but if you acquire a skill, you will have something for which you will be paid decently, and will still have the opportunity to decide later in life that you wish to learn something which interests you, and to acquire other skills.

I have done a great many different types of work in life. Therefore, i have acquired several skills. If i can find someone who wishes to employ me, the possession of several skills means that i can demand more money for my labor. I suggest that you might want to acquire as many skills, or as much sill in a single area, as you are able to do, in order to get a good job.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 07:53 am
Re: do you think a skill is really important?
sfsling wrote:
Now our teachers tell us that the society is dog-eat-dog.The rivalry is a little frighten.So we must have a kind of skill in order to survive in the future.But at present I have not found anything interesting, so I feel little nervous.I want to ask you,does the skill is really important


Yes it is important. But... if you don't mind being broke for a while, you will be happier in the future if you take your time finding the one for you. Or better yet, if you change it from time to time. Some people are interested in many things and find the task of choosing a career path (or skill) daunting because they feel it excludes other choices or paths. In truth, it's a long life. You will have more than one opportunity to do something you love. Your job right now is to make sure that the choices you make now don't limit your future choices too severely. By all means choose something, but try to choose something that will lead to future opportunities.

I'm sorry if that was a bit cryptic.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:54 am
My advice is don't focus on the money; focus on finding something that you really enjoy doing.

Then you'll become really good at it, and the $$$ will automatically follow.





Unless you choose to become an artist.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 09:01 am
(Read Drewdads comment,puts paintbrush down)Godammit!!!!!
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tagged lyricist
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 09:52 am
I think it's very romantic to belive that money will come to you if you follow your heart alone... Ambition, courage, working hard and being a bit of an opportunist do much better. Besides like set said having a skill allows you a larger job scope and a bigger pay check and believe me there is nothing wrong with that. Don't rush into to something but dedicate a couple of months to thinking hard about what kind of skills you'd like to have.

Look I'm a realist and life is not a walk in the park so being prepared is never a bad idea.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 10:00 am
It all depends on what you're after. If money is what matters to you, then become a salesperson. Then become a good salesperson.

But I've seen more unhappy people fail at what they were doing than happy people fail at what they were doing.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 10:01 am
tagged_lyricist wrote:
I think it's very romantic to belive that money will come to you if you follow your heart alone...


Romance, my ass. Life's too short to spend eight hours a day doing something you abhor.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 10:04 am
DrewDad wrote:
tagged_lyricist wrote:
I think it's very romantic to belive that money will come to you if you follow your heart alone...


Romance, my ass. Life's too short to spend eight hours a day doing something you abhor.


Ooh well done!!

I agree money is a necessity in life but Im b*ggered if Im gona do a cr*p job for 40 years then get a gold watch at the end of it.

Im currently doing half and half.
Im doing a cr*p job but its bringing in money while i work on doing my own thing which may one day bring in a wage.

I think peoples situations obviously effect jobs/skills.
I have very little to pay out for, no mortgage, no kids so I can arse about doing my own thing(can I point out I dont waste money)
But if you have finacial commitments I guess its harder to 'live the dream'.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 10:40 am
DrewDad wrote:
tagged_lyricist wrote:
I think it's very romantic to belive that money will come to you if you follow your heart alone...


Romance, my ass. Life's too short to spend eight hours a day doing something you abhor.


Horseshit . . . people frequently cannot do what they want, but can get a decent living doing something which they find unpleasant, and have the wherewithal to make a move to a different career at such time as a reasonable opportunity presents itself. In the meantime, the bills still need to be paid.
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tagged lyricist
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 02:36 pm
umm sorry drew dad i live with a failure who followed his heart so whatever.
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tagged lyricist
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 02:46 pm
besides money buys more happiness then broken dreams. So I stand firm on my it's romantic to believe that following your hear ALONE will allow you to achieve in life, nope sorry bud not in this country and certainly not in many others. As set said you can change your mind in life so no one says "work 40 years same job and get a gold watch" a very unfair unrealistic situation and you'd definitely have to be a monkey to fall into that category. Besides work is always going to be work and play is always going to be play; i am not saying don't enjoy your work but it's not a prerequisite either. I love DJing but sometimes i really don't feel like doing it and would rather shove my headphones up some ones arse then go after hard days work to club and play music to a crowd of drunks but i do it, same with the editing sometimes i could throw the computer out the window when i have been sitting for hours sorting out frame problems etc it's does get fustrating boring etc (movie making in-fact is dam hard tedious unglamorus work), I work for a company (a cool company) but i get to do some **** jobs there too: wow that's life. Happiness is a conscience decision not a right, and yes you can help that along by making life decisions that will help you to be happy but be realistic about them.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:04 pm
@tagged lyricist,
the most important thing in work in america is how good you are at being social and how well you can manipulate or coerce people.

the sad truth.
dirrtydozen22
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jan, 2009 05:12 am
@OGIONIK,
I'm goood at being social, but when I try to manipulate or coerce people, I fail. Some ppl deserve a little coercing, which is the mgr's job.
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