I was having a conversation with my friend CES and he sent me a quote. Lets see how I fare.
A human being should be able to:
change a diaper >check no problem
plan an invasion >I could.
butcher a hog >Sure, wouldn't eat him if I had the choice, but I could.
conn a ship >starboard, Port, fore and aft. sure.
design a building >You want that in cad or pro-e?
write a sonnet >Got a degree in literature chumpy, no problem.
balance accounts >You just said "should be able to" right, not "always remembers to?"
build a wall >I can frame one out of wood and drywall, or pile up some rocks like my ancesters
set a bone >set my own nose.. a couple of times.
comfort the dying >here's hoping I never have to.
take orders >Sir, yes sir!
give orders >Done.
cooperate >with some better than others.
act alone >better at this one than most.
solve equations >everything up to calc.
analyze a new problem >every day.
pitch manure >Yup.
program a computer >VB, XML, SQL
cook a tasty meal >I can cook several.
fight efficiently >Wha'd you say 'bout my mama!?
die gallantly >As patton said "any poor bastard can die for his country, that's not the hard part. The trick to winning a war is to get the other poor son-ofa-bitch to die for HIS country!"
Specialization is for insects.