RE: Youth vs. Creativity (was transition from contract to full-ti me)

Subject: RE: Youth vs. Creativity (was transition from contract to full-ti me)
From: lpeet -at- fimat -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 11:58:39 -0600


Hello Michele and Everyone,

(My comment is at the bottom, if you want to just scroll down)

Michele Davis wrote:
<snip>
Since we're young though, we're also creative, and can come up with many
different ways to make money, just in case the whole technology market goes
down the
toilet.
<snip>

Susan Shields vented thusly:
<snip>
Gosh, does youth=creativity? Another thing I didn't know. Even old folks
can
come up with ways to make a living in an unstable market, though...although
experience may be as important as creativity in that endeavor.
<snip>

and Maartha Rogers added:

Yep, Susan. Experience counts for a lot. If not, many of us could be in
big trouble if the "whole technology market" imploded: too old to figure
out
other ways of earning our keep and too young for Social Security.

to which John Gilger added:

I guess if "the whole technology market" goes in the sewer, I can always go
back to working as a plumber/pipefitter. ;)

You don't have to be creative or young to snake a drain or fix a leaky
pipe,
but experience helps.


My 2¢ in this discussion:
I think that Mark Twain (or someone) once said that there was nothing wrong
with youth that a little time wouldn't cure. You will, I hope, discover
that creativity and youth are not inversely related


Leslie Peet
Documentation Specialist
Fimat Facilities Management, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois USA
lpeet -at- fimat -dot- com
312-578-5102


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