Thursday, July 12, 2007

/Counterpoint

I think a little alteration is useful...

A human being should be able to change a diaper, repel a home invasion, train a dog, drive a stickshift, design a treehouse, write a limerick, balance a checkbook, build a snowfort, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, change a tire, start a fire without matches or lighters, cook a nutritious and delicious meal, defend themselves, and help others.

...some of these are post-worthy.

Personally, I have a lot of fun reading through WikiHow, and they of course have an entry on starting a fire with sticks. I'll be camping in a couple weeks, so I will experiment and report back.

What are some other things a human should know how to do?

2 comments:

Ted said...

perform basic maintenance on a car like check the air pressure, check the oil, change a fuse, etc.

Christopher said...

carve a turkey, play poker, ....pour a Guinness (ok maybe not, but it helps)