Limitation on Experience

The problem with a most specialized skill sets is, it narrows your useful value to a confined set of marketplace needs.

You become one of many cogs in a wheel. And if that cog becomes obsolete or expendable?

Guess what, you’re out of luck.

For example, thousands of autoworkers have been displaced because their jobs have been outsourced or replaced by robotics. Experience doesn’t help them, it hinders them.

Remember typewriters? How is the typewriter repairman doing these days? How about stockbrokers?Travel agents? Dying breeds of jobs move out of favor like fashion fads.

One year your skill set has value, the next, it doesn’t.

Second, job experience is usually regimented into a core group of activities that is routinely repeated over and over again, day after day. After the initial learning experience, the job becomes regimented and accumulation of new knowledge creeps to a crawl.

A job limits learning and mutates into life’s death knell: a trade of life force for money.

Experience comes from what you do in life, not from what you do in a job.

You don’t need a job to get experience.

Ask yourself this: Which experience is more important?

The experience of a menial job designed to pay your bills? Or the experience (and failures) of creating something that could provide you financial freedom for a lifetime without ever having to hold a job again?

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