Saturday, April 19, 2014

#AtoZChallenge - Qualified Proverbs 31



Qualified - having the required skills, qualities, talents or accomplishments

18.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

We all have things to do during the day, whether it's work outside or inside the home.  Maybe we want to learn something new.  That seems to happen for a lot of adults in the evenings (or after the kids have gone to bed).  Maybe we want to improve a skill we already have.  That can be a new recipe, scientific research, writing a book, making a business plan.  We are only limited by the level of our desire to learn.

26.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Before we were married, my husband once asked me what I thought was the difference between ignorance and stupidity.  My response ran along the lines of, "Ignorance is the simple not knowing of a subject.  Stupidity is refusing to learn."

None of us come into this world knowing everything.  Precious few, if any, leave the world that way, either.  What we learn on the way, and what we do with that knowledge is a measure of living "a good life".  

Tell us a little today about a skill or talent that you have developed, improved or mastered, and how that made (makes?) you feel.  Have a great weekend!

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(thanks to Jeremy @ Being Retro for the original button design, to dictionary.com for the definitions, and to picmonkey.com for the ability to customize the graphics.)

16 comments:

  1. Yes. Stupidity is refusing to learn and sticking with what you have always believed. Nice post :)

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    1. Thanks, Shine! Excellent observations! I appreciate your visit! Everyone has a different point of view because everyone has a different set of circumstances.

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  2. I am learning how to provide feedback, support and helpful suggestions (sometimes called critique) in a manner that isn't so direct and maybe takes a little of the sting out of it. I do a lot of on-the-job training at work and it's always a challenge to find the write words and techniques for each new air traffic controller so they can learn. My way works for me, but maybe not you. But it's still up to me to help you find the tools to build the best book, job, employee possible.

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    1. Excellent style and advice, Dean! You sound like a great guy with whom to work!

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  3. I am in complete agreement on Ignorance Lack of available knowledge and stupidity refusing to learn. I try to hone skills all the time and of course today those are related to Cyberspace. I am fluent in four languages and people say "How Lucky" and I answer "Hard Work" when I meet people who have lived in a country (any country) and have been there for along time but cannot be bothered to adapt to the culture in the most basic way, learning how to communicate, some people have a harder time learning certain skills, but effort is always very obvious. I am 55 and learning the ins and outs of Blogging, social media and all that is so necessary to promote work today has been exactly like moving to a foreign country and slowly and with hard work learning a new mode of communication, a new language. I often ask for help, because as you said no-one knows everything and I share all I know. It is so much fun to share knowledge with others. Loved the post full of wisdom
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    1. Wow. I am feeling really good after reading your comment, MCV! Thank you so much! And I like your idea of always learning, or life-long education, if you will. Way cool sig, too!

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  4. Did it go through? I just wrote a huge long winded comment absolutely agreeing with you! Great post !
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  5. Absolutely, stupidity is choosing to remain ignorant when presented with knowledge. We can't know everything, but we have choices when making decisions.

    In software, technologies advance rapidly offering developers many opportunities to learn new things. I've been writing internet software int he corporate world for ten years, and now I'm adding more mobile software knowledge on the latest devices to my tool belt.

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    1. Hah! Now I know where to go when I need the information! Good work, David!

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  6. Enjoyed your post. I'm with the group. The things I've had to -- wanted to -- learn in the last few years are blog and social media related. Never dreamt all I would need to know to keep up with the blog world and have really enjoyed it. My other talent is doing crossword puzzles. Lots of fun for me. Hope you had a great Easter.

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    1. Hey, I love crossword puzzles too! (And sudoku.) You GO, woman! :O)

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  7. I love learning! If I had the bucks, I'd probably be a permanent student and be qualified for about a billion jobs. But right now I'm honing my writing and photography, and enjoying the process.

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    1. That's great, Shannon! My mother went to college in Colorado Springs!

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