Originally Posted by threnjen
I would rather be excellent at some things than average at all things.
I have significantly more book experience than "field" experience. Obviously.
I've had some tough times but since I've adopted a more scientific approach to the hobby
P1, precisely, learn something, move on, repeat. (Sometimes it is good to enter the fray erm, half cocked.) Most of my life I've tried to hang out with people who Excell versus me, that's how to learn, the brightest spark can give you some shine so to speak. Occasionally that leads to dispute here and there but that's only a brief thing, don't dwell on it move along get along get better. I've learnt some folks don't like being questioned! (Sometimes I break things with words, it's kind of like my super power!)
(That's why I consider myself stupid sometimes, one thing I've learnt, some people are very clever!) enough to make you want to quit type of clever, hopefully though they donate you/us/them some extra cells on a subject.
P2 I have more book experience than field work, welcome to Fishkeeping! If every tank owner could and did say that, for me the world would be a better place, some people lack the instinct to gain knowledge, what's happening, don't know, oh well. Move on. (Oh it's too hard) -isn't that life!
P3 I told you! (Or more accurately I expressed my feelings on the subject) science is serious! (That's kind of what I meant)
Most if not all people have start up issues, it's how they are addressed that makes the difference. Believe me, when I started I knew absolutely nothing.
What did I say, water is wet and you have two types, hot and cold. That was my start up knowledge base. The one question which changed everything forever. Fish live in water, what is water?
(Thank you for looking at my "work") it sure makes me happy (tired too)
It brings me joy when it brings others joy, it brings me joy everyday. Fish are the only constant in my life. A few people here know exactly what that means, it's all I have in the world at this point in time, so please keep loving it!