What's the problem with sports? Everyone is good at something and not good
AS I have said many times I feel that people should be able to spend
their time doing whatever they want provided that doesn't have an adverse
affect on people not involved with the activity. So, for example, if 22
people want to get together and kick an inflated sphere around a bit of
grass, that's their business. Just don't expect me to want to take part.
Similarly if I want to get together with some friends and restore an old
computer, that's our businsess. I don't expect others to show any
interest or take part. Just to let us get on with what we enjoy.
at many other things, if you can throw a football but
cannot do engineering
work then go play sports. You can argue about how society values
OK, and what about those who if they try to kick a ball will probably get
it within +/- 1 radian of where they want it to go. On the otehr hand,
said people can take one glance at a schemaic and figure out how to
improve it. Shouldn't they alos be abnle to get a job doing what they can
professions, but I can't see why people cannot do
what they are good at and
make a living at it whatever it is. Ever think people want to be sports
Preciesily. Now, I don't know what it's like in other countries, but from
what I can see there are simply _no_ engineering or scientific jobs in
the UK now. I have pelnty of friends with degrees (or higher) in such
subjects, and preceisely _one_ is doing what he really should be doing.
And taht does bother me.
stars because every other profession has no job
security and pays shit? I
think kids going into engineering are stupid, they cannot make a living at
it in the US same with programming and quite a few other brainy jobs. At one
I think that's my main moan too. This worries me, it wories me a lot.
point in our history engineers, programmers, doctors
and lawyers all pretty
much made the same money and had the same respect, which of those 4 make the
So a kid died from a baseball, big deal. Kids die every year from being
kids, always has been this way. If concussions were not that big of a
problem we would probably know less about how the brain works then we know
now. If all you teach kids is to never do anything they might get hurt
doing, you might as well kiss off any human progress from now on. Some
I would agree with that too. Accidents and injurier are a part of life,
alas. And although I am careful, I would not be suprised if I die from
electrocution. After all, I work with dangerous voltages just about every
But my problem is that school physics and chemistry are so dombed down
(for 'safety reasons'). Many of the things I did at school would now me
totally illegal. You don't get to use 400V PSUs any more (I did). Or
evacuate home-made devices (I did). Or use a soldering iron . Or sharp
tools. Or just about any chemicals. And yet youforce kids into an
acrtivity taht can cause death (sports), even though they have no interst
in it and can see no benefit from in.
things that are unknown can be risky. Marie Sklodowska
Curie died from
complications of radiation, but her work on radioactivity advanced human
kind quite a bit. Its a good thing Columbus discovered America because his
calculations on the route to India were so far off that he would have died
without hitting land that he didn't know existed (screwing up has benefits
Perhps you could explain how human knowledge is advanced by palying
baseball (or any other similar sport).