1. Went up to FLorida last week and sold my kites. Getting some new LF stuff soonpeter64 wrote:why were you on the beach with a trainer kite while it was blowing 20 knots?
Excellent points! ... except for the one about who is to blame.... If I, as a voluntary unpaid "teacher", fail to coach someone from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence, I am not to blame. I would be to blame if I didn't try. But, if I tried and failed, I am not to blame for their unconscious incompetence and failure to learn. They are still responsible for their own ignorance.plummet wrote:Are they idiots? really?
No I think the majority of these people are simply ignorant.
They simply do not know what they don't know.
There are 4 shages of competence.
1) unconcious incompetence. egThese guys, they don't know what they don't know.ie they have no idea what dangers they are putting them selves in.
2)concious incompetence. Oh shit i've just realized i know nothing... i thought i knew everything!
3)concious competence. I've studied how to do it i know the theory. But i have to think about how to do it.
4)unconcious competence. i know how to do it without thinking about it. its automatic.
Now your job as the most competent guy is to somehow ease these guys from unconcious incompetence to concious incompetence. That needs to be done in a subtle manner. Its not an easy task.
So if you fail at that task who is to blame? the student or the teacher? I'm afraid its you. next time try a slightly different approach.
PS If you stand by and watch and do not offer any assistance when it is quite clearly required and that guy kills himself. You are part partly to blame for not trying your best to stop the situation.
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