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Daniel Pfeffer18-Jan-21 6:31
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Vivi Chellappa19-Jan-21 1:39
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I can see your viewpoint.

On the other hand, I can't do anything with my hands in terms of mechanical things, construction, fixing the plumbing, etc. However, I used to be able to earn programming languages on my own (never took a course on a single one of them), write programs real fast, make few mistakes in writing them, debug my programs and systems written by others from core dumps (what the heck are they?), have an intuitive grasp of logic, understanding of systems at a high level, etc. That came in handy as a consultant too.

I think an analytical mind is sufficient to work in programming. In fixing tractors, motorcycles, automobiles, etc., you develop logical thinking because for all those things to work, you needed to gain an understanding of how those IC engines worked, how you had to time the spark for the engine to fire, etc.

If you were into construction, I can see how working with the HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems or the water heating system would help develop your thinking and troubleshooting ability.

However, if you only pounded nails day in and day out to frame the building or to nail the Sheetrock to the walls or just painted buildings for months on end, I don't see much benefit from those activities.

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