3 Skills I Would Like to Have

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Lisa Ferguson
11-11-11
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Three Skills I Would Like to Learn
“Nothing is work unless you would rather be doing something else.” This is one of my favorite quotes. Several years ago in high school, my teacher put a new quote up every day. That particular quote really spoke to me. For example, if I am working, doing something I want to do, am I really working? I often think how amazing it would be to learn to operate heavy machinery, construct buildings, and fly airplanes.

I have always been interested in learning how to operate heavy equipment. Driving along the interstate, I am always distracted when I see a construction site. First, I think it would be intriguing to completely reshape the earth into what I want it to look like. Second, how fun it would be to build nearly anything I want? Third, I am excited by the freedom of working outdoors while I operate a piece of machinery that has the power to move earth. Operating heavy equipment sounds like a very beneficial talent to have.

Building construction is a useful skill for many reasons. First, think about how much money a person could save if they knew how to build their own home. Second, the freedom it would give me to choose exactly how my home was to be built. Third, there would never be any waiting for someone else to construct something for me; it would be done on my time. I think it would be very rewarding to look at my home and know that I assembled it myself. Building construction would be a lifelong skill that would pay off for many years to come.

For me, learning to fly an airplane would be a huge accomplishment. One reason is I live three hours from my parents. I could save so much time by flying a small plane to visit my loved ones. A second reason is I would also be able to see them a lot more; I’ve heard that flying is significantly faster than driving. Another reason, I would be delighted to know that I was clever enough to fly a plane....
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