I recall taking an engineering course with a lady who had spent 25 years in nursing, then went and got an engineering degree. What a change in careers!

I was working in an engineering office when I got stricken with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I could only work for about one hour a day before the “brain fog” rolled in, disabling my ability to focus and think things through. Shortly after I lost my job, I was driving my car down a street near my residence. The light turned red. I stopped. I was about block away from the light. As I had made a few silly mistakes in traffic in previous days, I made the decision to get my car home and park it. It did not move for 6 months, until I felt confident I could be a safe driver (at least for short trips).

So you call “Bullshit” to me. But that is where my mind was at.

I have recovered mostly from this ailment. But to this day, I won’t take on any job that seems to “management”. When I start juggling balls, the brain fog and anxiety rolls back in. My health is better when I’m not in management. My ability to earn a living income is better when I’m not in management. I really can’t imagine going back to university to learn a whole new set of skills to take on another occupation.

So you can “Bullshit” to me. But that is where my mind is at.

I used to be quite good with MS operating systems. From DOS 4.0 to Windows XP, I could navigate with no problem, and fix my own computer just using a manual, experience, and common sense. But with Windows 10, I am like a car driver who has no concept of engines and transmissions. I can get things done. But when things go wrong, I’m at a loss. Sometimes I manage to fix things, but it is mostly by banging around than any application of knowledge. And when I fix something, I can’t remember what I did. So if the same thing happens two days later, I have to go through the same learning curve all over again. When I was younger, I needed only one lesson. And I could recall that lesson a year later.

So you can say bullshit to me for not mastering Windows 10. But there’s a different intuition than the intuition I gained from previous MS systems. I can’t “grok” the new way.

As we age, our physical and mental abilities deteriorate. That is the prime reason most of us retire from the workforce. The fact that you seem to be impervious to this change is good news for you. You should be thankful for this natural attribute, rather than be contemptuous of those who don’t have or lost this ability.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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