June 21st, 2007

BRA - Dangerous

A Test for Professionals(???)

A friend of mine sent me the following via e-mail. This is suppose to be a test of whether or not one is qualified to be a professional. The 'joke' is that most professionals fail this quiz. I did.

Why? Well, to make a simple thing complicated, I believe it is because professionals are taught to address each question as a stand-alone situation. Additionally, the professional attempts to take all situational parameters into account. These are good methods, but they fail to address the supplied test. This test both disregards assumed boundary conditions AND has a direct linearity of thought. The odd thing is that "thinking outside the box" and "connecting the dots" are suppose to be qualities of the discerning professional. Odd... I wonder where the disconnect is. Does anybody additional insights?

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Sinfest - Devil HA


Cue Gothic music...

My LJ blog now has the mark of the beast... behold the Inbox new message count!

I hope this won't get me suspended by the LJ blog police!!!
Cat - Noir

The Shadow of Snark

My lovely mate and I had an insightful conversation recently. It is not unusual that it was insightful though! (smile). We were talking about the thread of snarky comments in some online neopagan communities. Those with alternative beliefs or almost-right (but not quite!) bases of knowledge are quick targets for those with pointed words. Two grounds for snarking are humor and guardianship. These have rightful places in human behavior. They can also be abused mightingly.

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There are many reasons to snark. Some reasons are honorable enough and others are illustrations of human frailties. Shoot, this very article could be considered snarky. There is much more to this topic, but I felt driven to speak of humor and guardianship today. I honor both. It is my wish that both would be applied with a gratitude for what we have and support for what others are attempting to achieve.