As a person who was formerly useless to society, what do you need to learn? Which topics are MUST KNOW? If your self-esteem is at an all-time low, for instance, is there a checklist of items you can tick off one at a time in order to track progress?
There are so many choices one could make to improve one’s status as a useful human. If this were a self-reliance blog, I’d have endless topics revolving around all sorts of topics, including:
- First Aid
This isn’t THAT blog
Those topics are covered well enough elsewhere. And most people don’t need or want to learn how to do ALL the things. We each play a role in society. Nobody plays every role. Not everyone can be a surgeon or a structural engineer or a chef or an architect.
So what is the common ground we all share? They say it takes 10,000 hours to develop a mastery on any given subject. That’s full-time effort for five years or part-time effort over a decade or more.
I’m a firm believer that every person should develop mastery of a practical (read “non-digital”) skill in addition to whatever modern day career path they’ve chosen.
- The Act of Play
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Flexibility
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Silence / Meditation