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honey the codewitch wrote:
Why do you do what you do? What drives you?

I think that I'm driven by an insatiable desire to know all that there is to know. I've been driven by that since childhood. Even as a little kid, I had neighbors dropping stuff off to see if I could fix it. I usually could figure out what was wrong, even if I sometimes couldn't fix it. Dad used to tell the story of the day, when I was 5, that he ran to the parts store for a job he was doing on the car, when he returned I'd removed the bumper because I wanted to help, and that was the only part I could reach. Good thing I didn't know about brake lines back then...

As I mentioned in a previous post, a little thing called "The American Basic Science Club" lit my intellectual fire, supplemented by a fully stocked Gilbert chemistry set. For the rest of my life I've pursued knowledge and skill like a starving Chihuahua craves a pork chop. I can't help it. I don't program professionally anymore, but I still love the hardware, and having the ability to create programs to make it dance. I've designed complex electronics systems, and built steel and concrete electrical substations, created programs to control all sorts of hardware. I can fix cars and trucks, most any machine, I weld, and have a small machine shop on my porch. I'm a gunsmith, and I have the tools to fabricate parts that are no longer available. I have a tractor, and I know how to use it. There is absolutely nothing that I'm unwilling to learn, unless it requires a pole and a feathered boa.

I was raised by a man who taught that there is no such thing as too many tools, nor too many skills. Dad never paid anyone to do anything he could figure out; neither have I. My time in college taught me that there's no such thing as too much knowledge, unless you count the fuzzy subjects that do nothing of value. And my own life has taught me that there's no such thing as too much ammunition (unless you're trying to swim). Given the price of bacon these days, I'm glad I have so much; I can barter!

Thanks for your fascinating posts, Ms Codewitch; they often inspire me. But please don't think you're in your "august" years. I'm 67, and I ain't done learning yet!
Will Rogers never met me.

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