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Do you really want to limit your entire humanity to a single task?

Posted by: Stoller on December 12, 1999 at 17:24:50:

In Reply to: Questions regarding job rotation posted by David on December 11, 1999 at 21:25:51:

: My first point is that certain skills require constant upkeep in order to maintain a high degree of competency. Doctors cannot go for long periods of time of inactivity and not have their skill suffer. Similarly, a musician needs to constantly practice and play their instruments in order to excel at them.

Although I think I addressed this objection at the bottom of this post, I will reiterate my point. . .

: As a musician who plays 3 brass instruments (Tuba (classical), trombone (jazz), Euphonium (Classical)) if I go for two days without playing for at least one hour, the muscles in my lips atrophy and my embouchure weakens. This is even worse on the oboe, where a week of not playing can pretty much negate any competency you might have had.

Yet here you are, on the debate board---letting your musical skills atrophy.

I bet you even take time to do your school studies, too.

Maybe you even take time to read those Ayn Rand comic books as well.

Yet you remain a 'muscian.'

BTW, this post may be of some interest to you.

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