Jack of all trades, master of none

Philippines
August 30, 2009 1:35am CST
I have met many people who knows how to do or work many things but are not perfectly good at it. . . I should say, I am one of them. .. I believe that it is better to know a little of everything than not knowing anything. I can do or fix things on my own though it may not result in a seemingly perfect creation. I just love do and learn how to do many things. Are you also a "jack of all trades but master of none"?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I admire someone who can fix and do without calling for extra help. Sometimes the challenge can be fun. Actually I fail miserably when it comes to home repairs but I'm a female so can call someone else..lol I have one of those husbands who can't do anything around the house. What irks me is that he won't even look at something that is broken or needs some kind of repair. He says "no" before I can get it out of my mouth. We have a son-in-law who can do anything so I call him and he will fix things when he has time. He knows alot about everything so we are fortunate.
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
You are really fortunate to have a son-in-law whom you can rely on the fixing of things issue. .. Sometimes, or should I say most of the time, the labor cost is more than the amount of the broken thing being repaired.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Yes we are fortunate. He's been a big help along with being a good son-in-law. He recently put an outside faucet on for us. The old one was leaking all the time and our water bill was high. The part was right around $50. We did get an estimate from a plumber when he was here for something else and the quote was hundreds of dollars to get behind the wall and replace the entire faucet.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
I also consider myself as a "jack of all trades but master of none"... i tend to be good at anything i do... but never be the best at it... good in computer, writing, electronics, driving, management, sports, mathematic, etc... but someone else would be better than me in any one of them... i consider that as a gift rather than a curse... since i don't run out good thing to do that interest me...
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
I am like you. . . At least, when we become senior citizens, we still have lots of thing do and we will never have a boring life.
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
I am a jack of all trades and I am proud of it. Some say that being a jack of all trades is learning only the basic things but it isn't. Not having mastered something doesn't mean that you are still on the basic because you can still learn something close to having mastery of it only and that's not basic.
@suzzy3 (8357)
31 Aug 09
I tend to be a jack of all trades like you.You learn to be when you are a mother being on my own for a few years made me realise my potential.I am now happily married with a really useful man so it is not so important for me to things myself.but I still like to keep my hand in.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I like that title "Jack of all trades, Master of None" at least you know a lot though not perfectly well. I'd like to be that one but I think my ability has limitations that's why it would just only stayed on my mine being Jack of all trade, but don't know what to do...he he he
@savypat (20246)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Yes I am, I have found that being an expert on something often just irritates others and so I will learn what I need to so my life goes along without to many bumps, but I don't take the time to become an expert. the Lord knows my mind is full of trivia already.