Bettering ones self....

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  1. RaindogT

    RaindogT Monkey

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    Just a curiosity. Everyone knows (or perhaps even is) the person who knows everything about everything.... "If I were you...." or "what you ought to do...." The person that will argue that the straight 6 is more torquey than the 302 AND the 460....

    What I want to know is can one acquire all of this knowledge; the best way to tune up a two stroke engine to international politics to knowing everyone else's professions/ trades better than the person doing the work, simply by reading or would one have to live to a ripe old age of, say, 600 years to be able to experience first hand all of this knowledge?

    OR, would it be safe to say that these people might (and I say 'might' as I don't want to sound accusatory...) be full of $hyt?
     
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  2. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Its because I are an Internet Genius capable of turning passive information into acquired knowledge.
     
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  3. Biscuit

    Biscuit Turbo Monkey

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    mee too.
     
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  4. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Drunken_Ninja, is that you???
     
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  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I think the question is... "how valuable is actual experience versus theoretical"?

    I'd say it depends on the subject matter, sometimes one is more valuable than the other, sometimes you can't get any understanding without both.

    But just cuz one route to understanding might be better doesn't mean the other is worthless.

    Was that where you were going with this thread?
     
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  6. reflux

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    Some are full of sh1t. Some are great listeners who have learned a myriad of sh1t along the way. Others are great critical thinkers.

    To sum up your question, I know everything. Consider me the Chuck Norris of RM.
     
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  7. RaindogT

    RaindogT Monkey

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    LO, you are putting WAAAAAAYYYYYYY too much thought into this.
    I just spent the last half day helping a friend at his shop. The mechanic there did nothing but chain smoke and offer a 'better way' to do everything we were working on.... He even enlightened us on a myriad of governmental conspiracies.... I had forgotten how much of an ass I think this guy is until today.

    I'm amazed at the extent of this guy's expertise...
     
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    I will stand behind my theoretical knowledge of gunshot wounds and try to stay away actual experience.
     
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  9. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    You gonna sue us now?
     
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  10. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    If my name were trademarked and a third party attempted to profit on previously-public material, then yes.

    What you see isn't Reflux riding a bike, but Earth's attempt at running away.
     
  11. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    amen.
     
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    You just need to spend 24/7 in RM forums for one week.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    Consider me both of these things.
     
  14. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You already know everything, you just haven't experienced it in the "real" world yet.

    Why do you think a person with multiple personalities have talents they never learned? (like playing the piano, speaking another language, ability to draw, or even write with the other hand)
     
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    Upon further reading, I think our only choice to find this answer is to defer to johnbryanpeters. :think:
     
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    Haha, that is totally me...

    But I usually talk most about marketing, advertising, business, and other crap like that.

    I race a bike, but I don't really know much about it :)
     
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