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    Older, Getting Wiser

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    -Arthur C. Clarke
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    -Upton Sinclair
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    Yep, both my sons, while I would have preferred they go to college for computer science, have taken up trades: one builds Navy ships as a welder, the other is on his way to becoming a Master Plumber.
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson

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    Sounds they're doing what they like and profiting by it. Funny how things work out.
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    My eldest loves what he does (and is considered one of their very best - a good thing for the sailors on those ships); both have strong work ethics and responsibility - no matter how bad things were at one time or another, they always made a point to go to work, on time and ready to go
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson

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    My son went to college initially, but they spread out courses day and night. I could see he was stressed, I told him “come to dad school “ I sent him out in the field for 2 years and trained him my business. He is now my competitor , working for the largest metal framing and drywall in the world, and they are making him a partner next year. The good part, no debt.


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    Teach a man to fish...
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19and41 View Post
    Teach a man to fish...
    And he will drink beer and tell lies.

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    Oldest Grandson says he wants to be a mechanic and go to trade school. I back him 100% on that and told him he needs to do what he is happy doing as he will be doing it rest of his life. He said but I am an engineer and I told him I am happy doing that. If he likes cars and machinery then does not mean I or anyone else is smarter, we just have different and just as important skills.
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    I went to college back when it was cheap enough I paid cash. Since then I have had six careers and none of them needed either of the degrees I earned. My sixth (and hopefully final career) is doing something my Pop taught me when I was a youngster. I sharpen things for a living. I like going to work as much as I like being home. We just celebrated 10 years running our own company.

    I tell youngsters every day, “get the best education you need but always have a back up plan.”

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    My oldest boy started working in the garage with me when he was about 3 or 4 - soon as he was old enough to toddle around and take instructions.

    When he was a sophomore in high school he told me "I don't want to go to college to be and engineer like you, dad. I want to be a mechanic"

    My reply? "Great! Skilled tradesmen are in short supply and high demand. You can make a damned good living doing something you love. More power to ya".

    My wife and I paid for him to complete the ASE accredited Automotive Tech program at the local community college. He's now working full time as a mechanic for a local shop and is already making over $50k his first year.

    Beats the heck out of being $100k in debt for a liberal arts degree and having to ask people "you want fries with that?" because there are no jobs in his 'chosen field of study'.
    Always looking for a deal on more reloading components & ammo. I once tried to see things from the liberal perspective - but I discovered I'm not flexible enough to get my head up my ...


 
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