It can be learned....to an extent.
I looked that word up too :icon_redface:v. in·dwelt (-dwlt), in·dwell·ing, in·dwells
1. To exist as an animating or divine inner spirit, force, or principle.
2. To be located or implanted inside something.
To inhabit or reside within as such a spirit, force, or principle.
Feeling a little dramatic this morning? :laughing:
lol. good answer.
There's doing something, and doing it well enough to get paid for it. Anyone can slap paint on a wall, just as they can eventually get a light switch to turn a lamp on and off. Doing it well enough to get paid for the job is the difference. If you aren't mechanically inclined, the work will never become second nature. I've seen guys fail at this...smart, motivated, but can't get the physical work part of it down. I recently watched a "master" hanging like a monkey from a ceiling fixture, bashing it with a hammer, and all the while dropping nuts, wirenuts, his drivers, etc. from the lift. The guy is smart but can't do the work without a struggle.
He didn't ask if it could be forced on someone. He asked if it COULD be learned. If the student has the want to learn, it can be taught. Will everyone be able to learn it? No, but it can be taught/learned.I don't think it can be forced into anyone any more than you can force someone to be a good dancer.
Of course there is a bucket involved. :laughing:When I had a desire for an employee.. a second set of hands.. (10) years in that circus.. I had (3) rules...
1) When ever going out to the truck for parts... see if there is anything that can go back with you...
2) Carry a 5 gal. pail with you.. any garbage.. throw it in the pail.. never on the floor..
3) Everything gets checked before leaving the job.. I HATE getting a phone call that something was not working....
The whole idea was to cut down on wasted moves and at the end of the day there was little mess to clean up or parts/tools to bring back to the truck..
This is how I like to work.. and I would make it I point this is what I want from them..
It was a losing battle.. this was even before cell phones and guys were still walking in a daze...
So.. NO... something's you can't teach.. another one is basic "common sense"...
Jesus Christ, you really busting me on using forced?:laughing:He didn't ask if it could be forced on someone. He asked if it COULD be learned. If the student has the want to learn, it can be taught. Will everyone be able to learn it? No, but it can be taught/learned.
I came into the trade as green as they come. I hooked up my stereos, TV and components. Never even changed the brakes on my car. I would say that I had no mechanical background.Jesus Christ, you really busting me on using forced?:laughing:
OK you can't teach mechanical ability anymore than you can teach how to be a good dancer even when the person wants to learn.
With dancing you can teach the moves but you can't teach grace, fluidity etc.
With mechanics you can teach someone how to use the tools for normal conditions but you can't teach then how to think creatively. Or how to be ingenious, how to repair things with what you have on hand etc.