Jean Posted February 7, 2022 Report Share Posted February 7, 2022 14 hours ago, Defining said: That is a wonderfully optimistic perspective - I think, for myself, there hasn't been much progress even under the surface though. The only way to know for sure is to keep on keeping on. 14 hours ago, Defining said: Consulting sounds like loads of fun, except you need to be an expert in a subject in order to act as a consultant. At the moment, I can't claim any expertise. People look at 20somethings posting youtube videos and take them as experts of cryptocurrencies. People with a problem need someone with the confidence to tell them it can be solved, and show them how. I've loved your approach to fitness and nutrition in the "Fitness and Nutrition" subforums. You seem to have learning and problem solving skills and I'm confident you can get there if you want to. It's not necessarily an easy road but if you want to try your mettle, setting a course is the first step to completing the journey. Also, +1 for @Mad Hatter. Software development can be self taught and requires mainly an ability to display coding skills. It's not an easy road but it doesn't require getting additional certifications but rather spending time on projects that are relevant to your interests and being able to pass the hiring tests. It's a common trait in people with skill to undervalue their abilities, perhaps because they can see all the things they don't know and feel humbled by it. Only you can know if adopting the perspective that you are good at learning and good at communicating what you've learned (which is what you've displayed on these boards) would benefit you and society at large. For the purpose of putting things in perspective: there are very good and competent people out there leading their industry and mentoring people around them. They are very rare, too. There are also a bunch of people with subpar skills in positions of power who display confidence to hide that the emperor has no clothes. Meeting the first kind of people is a real treat and fuels the desire to keep becoming better human beings. The second ones are unfortunately much more common. When entering an industry, chances are you'll be dealing with the posers more than the geniuses. I would try not to underestimate my own strengths: the best people aren't always available. In many situations, being a Jack makes you the highest card in the deck. 2 Quote Legally bound to hug people in need. Living life as a Druid is about walking with the beasts. It's about being scared, looking your fears in the eyes and going on anyway. Dread doesn't go away, you just learn to know it. It's still a beast, it still has fangs, but you walk among it. Link to comment
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