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Re: Best Statement on this list so far...

From: "Bruno Valeri" <bvaleri@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

>> On Jan 16, 2005, at 9:18 PM, Steve Makohin wrote:
>> > <snip>
>> > (4) Unconscious competent: You know, and you don't even think
>> >     about it. FYI, Top Gun pilots are in  this category --
> Not to be confused with skill level.
> You do it every day when you're riding deep in thought and
> suddenly arrive at destination but can't remember most of the
> ride.
> That level is not limited to the virtuoso world class level. It
> just means that you can do something while not concentrating on
> it.
> Like going down the stairs while thinking about your meeting.
> Or your upcoming ride. <G>

Ah, Grasshopper, you have touched upon *one* of the possibilities that lurk 
beyond the state of unconscious competency: Complacency. An example is the 
driver that is really good at driving, can do it without thinking, takes his 
skill for granted, and participates in a vehicular incident that he knows 
was easily preventable.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada 


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