Re: [humanism-174] Aha!

From: sylvie w.
Sent on: Saturday, August 4, 2007 11:15 PM
Maude, You're so kind, and funny. I  understand  exactly what you're saying. I guess I don't think of cosmotology as formal education but I do thank you for that. I will happily continue to read your e-mails.I look forward to them. I enjoy analyzing as well, and questioning. Nothing wrong with it. Sylvie   

Maude <[address removed]> wrote:
Now, this is a matter of perspective (I'm big on the concept of perspective today). Anyway, if you are a hairstylist you must have had some sort of "formal" education in that area. Last salon I went to, everyone has certificates and such plastered near their chairs.
Furthermore, um, since I manage to botch cutting my bangs just a little (you know-that day you wake up and literally overnight they are too long), given a major discussion on hairstyling with people who have experience, I would feel woefully inadequate, undereducated, and plain stupid. I guarantee it! And there are people in the group who can do the math for the physics so again there, I feel inadequate, undereducated, and stupid. But actually not really, I just figure that's what they can do and I can do different things. LOL!
It's a matter of perspective.
I used to think that the more education or book-learning a person has, the better able they are to analyze any idea or situation. But I was incorrect. There are tons of people with tons of education in tons of areas who see things as black or white. They don't analyze.
I analyze everything, overanalyze everything. I pick everything apart. I scrutinize it and dissect it, whatever it is. But it's not just ideas and concepts and information I apply this to, I overanalyze all my close relationships and that has actually caused a bit of annoyance and discontent from some of my best friends because they just don't see the value in analyzing things to death. I came to realize that I didn't come to analyze everything because of some certain level of education, but because I was just born that way. I am an analytical person. While it might not work so well in my interpersonal relationships, it has worked extremely well for me in other areas-it is why I am so good at what I do for a living-first as an investigative reporter and later doing "competitive monitoring" for pharmaceutical companies. It has nothing to do with education.
But I do think everyone thinks basically the same way, they just arrive at it a little differently.

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