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A human being...

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert A. Heinlein

I love this quote. I’ve not read the book, but I now plan on it.

  1. Change a diaper
  2. Plan an invasian
  3. Butcher a hog
  4. Conn a ship
  5. Design a building
  6. Write a sonnet
  7. Balance accounts
  8. Build a wall
  9. Set a bone
  10. Comfort the dying
  11. Take orders
  12. Give orders
  13. Cooperate
  14. Act alone
  15. Solve equations
  16. Analyze a new problem
  17. Pitch manure
  18. Program a computer
  19. Cook a tasty meal
  20. Fight efficiently
  21. Die gallantly

I’m pretty far along on the list, though I think I’ll hold off on completing #21 for as long as possible.

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