Tag: Experience

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“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” — Vernon Sanders

Boy, isn’t that true. I cannot think of all of the times I flunked a test I did not know I was taking. Fortunately, even though I paid in hide a few times, my misjudgments have never resulted in death, mine or others. Yet.

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June 8, 1998 has significant, personal meaning to me. Every year, on this date, I reminisce, cry a little and smile a lot. This year marks twenty years since that day. Oh my, how time flies! It seems like just yesterday, but when I consider all of the events of the last two decades, it […]

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Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  – Will Rogers More

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In a college philosophy class, my atheist professor (at a Catholic university) once questioned the significance of the Golden Rule. Is the idea truly particular to Christianity? “Don’t do to others what you don’t want done to you” seems to have been understood long before Jesus. At the time, I tried to argue with him […]

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Adams’ blog had an amusing Twitter interplay http://blog.dilbert.com/post/148152679301/experience-is-overrated between Sadams and Kristol on the value of experience when judging political candidates. While I am normally a Kristol fan, I think Adams won this round, and makes some logical arguments on Trump’s ability to learn. Your thoughts? More

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I hold to a very important theory: the theory that we get knowledge from experience. I call this theory empiricism. In doing so I depart (a little) from some common uses of the word “empiricism,” such as this one from Wikipedia, which is more specific than my own; and I admit that none of the uses from the dictionary […]

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Funny, normally the levelers known as Socialists or Communists prefer to bring the high-earners down so everyone is “equal”. This business owner in Seattle tried it the other way, making the minimum salary at his tech firm $70,000 per year. Yes, even new hires with less experience were paid at that rate, higher to start […]

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In a conversation last month, the subject of curmudgeonhood came up. There were some advocates of a minimum age restriction that would start somewhere around fifty. In short, their view was that curmudgeonhood was earned through experience.

My dictionary’s* definition of curmudgeon is: “A surly, ill-mannered, bad-tempered person; cantankerous fellow.”

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Mike Rowe on Selling Pencils and the Difference Between Qualifications and Competency

 

2940983659_0482a018e4_oOn his Facebook page, former Dirty Jobs host and prominent blue-collar trades proponent Mike Rowe was asked to respond to Howard Dean’s comment that Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree makes him”unknowledgeable” and that we should require presidential candidates to have a bachelor’s.

Rowe’s response is well worth a read. It’s hard to quote it without ruining the great story he tells about how he landed his first job in television, but here’s a bit toward the end that circles back to Walker and the election:

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