One essential skill

mindbump suggested by Crazy Blog Lady

“What is one thing you think that everyone should know how to do?”

Really, this one is a no brainer for me… at least, that was what I thought when I first saw the question. I’ll be able to post something about this, no problem. I told myself as I bookmarked the question to come back to, but when it really came down to it, I found myself hard pressed to decide on which single skill is the most important one for everyone to possess.

There are so many different situations in which it would be imperative to possess one specific skill and for every situation, the required skill would be different.

In Australia, if you’re going to travel around, the one essential skill might be the ability to find water if your car breaks down and you are stranded miles from anywhere in a semi-arid region.

Tip: If you’re traveling within Australia and know that you will be passing through such an area it is a good idea to carry extra bottled or canned water along with you. Also, flush all coolant from the radiator and have it filled with only plain water before you set out. You can drink it, in a pinch by draining it from the bottom of the radiator. Doesn’t sound appealing, but it would if you’re dying of thirst.

In another situation, the required skill could be different.

I remember hearing a writer, whose name eludes me at present say in an interview that the one essential skill a writer must have, is the ability to lie convincingly. He was talking about fiction writers, of course and meant that a fiction writer must be able to spin a convincing tale which seems true and realistic but is in essence just one big lie.

What do you think is one essential skill every person should have?

About megleigh

When not busy writing, Meg Leigh spends her time tending to the most pampered flock of chickens on Australia’s east coast. She would really like to have dragons, but has settled for chickens because they come pretty close. If you need proof of this, try offering a flock of chickens raw meat! (Meg would like to advise she accepts no liability for loss of fingers!) Meg also enjoys reading, keeping fit with her bunch of madcap mates at the local park, and spending time with her adult offspring whenever their schedules allow.
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