Today the first stage of getting a waiver should be completed. Right now, like any Mac user, I am struggling with opening the Army forms. My old COMPAQ laptop I use for Army stuff decided to quit in the middle of downloading the file. Oh well.
In my last post I wrote about the survey of what Americans value. My wife and I were talking about the list. She said I have to make clear that the list is talking about what people value in their own lives. So when competence ranks #23 of 30 she says it is not something the respondents hold as a personal value even if they value it in others. Most people very much want competence in people around them--doctors, lawyers, police, teachers--but that does not mean they value it in themselves.
Very true. The worst sort of sports fan is exactly that. A 300-pound guy who can't run or throw across a street yet knows exactly how Tom Brady should lead the Patriots in the Superbowl. Competence is not something he values in himself.