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Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:25 am
by Crazygar
Age is relative Petri. Young people are the future of this hobby and us "older" folk are more than happy to pass the knowledge down, knowing later on, you'll eventually do the same.

It's a good hobby to have, you become part biologist, geologist, chemist, botanist and most importantly, a conservationist. All these sciences are rolled into this hobby, you can't avoid it.

Gary

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:25 pm
by Petrichor
That's true. Aha, I hope I can live up to all to great fishkeepers who have come before me c:

Indeed. When I first started, I had no idea that I would be learning so many different aspects of science, but as I did I realized that it's actually quite interesting to observe and will help in the future with whatever job I choose to follow~ (Even if I do just stay a hobbyist.)

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:51 am
by C. Andrew Nelson
Petrichor wrote: When I first started, I had no idea that I would be learning so many different aspects of science, but as I did I realized that it's actually quite interesting to observe and will help in the future with whatever job I choose to follow~ (Even if I do just stay a hobbyist.)


That is an excellent outlook to have. Nicely said.

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:25 am
by Petrichor
Thanks. :)
Really, anything that you learn will most likely come in handy at some point in your life or another, so cherish the moments of learning because you'll never know when you need to use them.
(Although I might be a bit of hypocrite by saying that because there have been quite a few times where I've been in Algebra and though to myself what is the purpose of this again? Oh well.) cx

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:18 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
I remember telling my high school algebra teacher, "I'm never going to use this...EVER!" He just smiled at me. Then a few years later when I was working in computer graphics and doing a little bit of coding it suddenly hit me. I went back as an adult and apologized to my teacher. He never said "I told you so", but it was in his smile.

When I was running the Visual Effects Department at the Academy of Art University I would tell the students exactly what you stated, Petri. I told them that if you let it your brain can store away all your learning in any area of life and you can apply it to other areas. Then I would do an in class example where I would challenge each student to tell me a hobby or skill they had and I would show them how to apply it to what they wanted to do as their career (in their case VFX, animation, and game design). I never got stumped.

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:23 am
by Crazygar
I wasn't a huge fan of math either, I found beyond boring (like hooking me up to life support as I am slipping away boring) and low and behold I am an Engineer. Funny how the subject I hated the most becomes my daily life. :D

Gary

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:32 pm
by Petrichor
@C. Andrew Nelson;;
Aha...that's how I felt sometimes. (And, no matter how outwardly I deny it, I still sometimes do feel that way. Guess it's human nature.) I'm currently an aspiring artist and will most likely get a job as a caricature artist at my local amusement park sometime in the near future, but I primarily do major projects digitally. A lot of math goes into art; deciding on pixel sizes, resolution, how thick or thin your brush should be, determining color schemes...I'm lucky that I never had enough guts to tell my teacher what I used to think. cx

Oh, wow, that's neat! I think a big part of learning is realizing that no matter what you learn, it will carry over somewhere else - even in areas so small that you don't even notice it. When I was little I used to hate all the keyboard practice my parents made me do. But now, as I write, learn to code, and type on forums, I'm so glad I did it. Even if it's not exactly like what I was taught, the basic rules and form are still applied. :)

@Crazygar;; Oh my goodness! cx With most people I know who are old enough to have decided what they do for a job, they actually managed to hate a majority subjects that didn't play a very big role in their future jobs and like a majority of the ones that did. Then again, I do have to take into account the fact that they were in college at the time and the only stories I really ever hear from them are about college. XD But there's no doubt they use all those skills in one way or another today.

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:21 am
by Crazygar
Why didn't I exclaim I hated playing video games... sigh...

Gary

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:22 pm
by Petrichor
Oh, Gary.
Your fish are there for you if you need to talk about something.
cx

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:31 am
by Crazygar
I usually talk to them anyways.

Gary

Re: Hello :)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:35 pm
by Petrichor
I totally get that feeling.
I talk to them like I talk to my dog.
Which means I talk to them like a human.