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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    Well that's one thing I am good at is research. I often have people ask me questions on certain topics because I am very good at finding answers. Maybe I have to be good at finding answers because I don't actually know anything.
    I used to manage a team of 15 staff in a government agency. I'd get asked technical questions all the time that I didn't know the answer to, but I knew where to find the answer which I maintain was equally if not more important. I wasn't expected to know technical answers, I had a bigger picture role and we had staff who were technical specialists, who knew the precise ins and outs of legislation, policy and procedure. I did know that at one point but as my career progressed, it wasn't something I needed to know so my brain made way for the stuff I did need to know which was more strategic management. But I never shied away from saying "I don't know, but I know how to find out" and as a result, was always able to help when the tech advisors weren't around.

    Critical thinking and research are so undervalued in day to day life. It's why people blindly accept things and go with the flow instead of really thinking about why and being able to sort fact from belief.

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    Interesting thread!

    I am doing a PhD at the moment so on paper I am educated. But I find I know a lot about a little, and very little about a lot!

    DH calls me a mad professor. I can learn easily in an academic sense but struggle with practical and common knowledge things. I think DH spent a year teaching me how to work our media center!

    Also if I am not interested in something (e.g history) I dont bother, with the consequence that I dont know basic stuff that they teach in school (when the WW2 ended). Pretty sure I daydreamed through every history class I ever had at school.

    DH never went to uni but is incredible when it comes to computers, fixing and building things and general practical knowledge. He learned his skills through practice.

    Different types of education and knowledge. .both just as valid. I think a lot of people forget what they learn at school because you dont need it anymore. It is pushed aside so you can learn other more relevant things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    Well that's one thing I am good at is research. I often have people ask me questions on certain topics because I am very good at finding answers. Maybe I have to be good at finding answers because I don't actually know anything.
    Ha ha this gave me a giggle this is so me!!

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    Learning and education are two separate things.

    I don't remember much I've learnt in high school, I do enjoy learning though. I'm a self motivated learner.

    Education isn't always about getting into the best university and being a straight A student either.

    Even people who don't complete school go on to be successful.

    And success isn't always having the best job or the highest paying job. Success is about being happy. Being in a career you love or having a life you love. Even if that means you have a low paying job.

    Learning is everywhere. It doesn't begin and end inside a classroom.

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