Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Days like today...

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." ~Anthony J. D'Angelo 

It's days like the one I had today and probably will have tomorrow that remind me what I love about my job. It's the sharing and the ideas and the potential for something to happen. Today I met with persons from Canada, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana... and others I may not be remembering. Although my insides cringe at meeting new people and being in new settings it's fun to interact and learn and talk about stuff. Stuff like technical vocational training, labour market information, best practices and models, demand and supply. Years from now will we be able to look back and say we saw this coming, we planned for it and here we are?

Maybe.

Maybe not. It's the 'maybe not' that's part of why I don't like my job... because there is so much possibility and yet there is so much poor management, politics and bureaucracy and ego. 

There is a part of me that wishes that I could rip it all apart and put it back together. Systems and models and ways in which the world could work. Went to the movies yesterday with a new friend to see Chronicle... it's such a guy movie and I thought it ended abruptly yet there were very good plot points... I've been thinking about it. At the end of the trailer for that movie the question is asked: "What are you capable of?" 

Dark side and light side and either way that's a very interesting question. 

When I was maybe 12 or so I remember reading a book (Dream something? something dream? - it sucks that I can't remember the *name* of the book) where everyone in the society were exposed to different skills/tasks till they found their true calling.. that one thing (or more than one thing) that they were meant to do for the society to function at its best. 

I wonder about what it would take to have our present society functioning at its best.

I've got another day of workshops tomorrow... Yay me! :)

night,
Ren

p.s. Happy Leap Day!

3 comments:

guaicot said...

You are putting too much emphasis on aptitude for job. What about enjoyment? And also the development of expertise changes over time. I still think it takes 18months to develop competence in any position.

One of my mottos... hard learned lesson
"Just because I can, doesn't mean I should"

Ren said...
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Ren said...

Perspective - you provide it... and I think I need to adopt your motto.