Talent… matter, help and avail are my skills baby !!


I looked up the word skill. Just to get a full perspective on what the word means. I found some good quotes suck as, the ability coming from one’s knowledge, practice, and aptitude. I also found that a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity of special training describes what having a workable skill is all about. This sums it up except for the void of a skill which is defined as being totally obsolete of understanding, discernment, reason, or cause. In some desperation I finally found three words that inspired me about the word skill which are matter, help or avail.

oneThe word matter is not the scientific term but to be of importance:

“Love is most nearly itself / When here and now cease to matter” (T.S. Eliot).

This is a skill I need to have, to know that I do matter here and now and in a work environment. This is where workable and academic skills can shine together. I don’t feel comfortable about this now, which is why I most defiantly need to work on this skill.

thCAJBVPMVHelp is an action word, to help someone, something, a cause and to replace the obsolete of understanding, discernment, reason, or cause; with complete understanding, clear discernment and honest reasoning. These are positive skills that I need to develop most assuredly. I want to apply this in a career, my craft or my need to develop more self-sufficiency.

thTo avail means to be of use and to have value. I think this is a skill I need to develop as well. To apply this in life one becomes part of the cause and to know that whatever you do has value and meaning.


In conclusion I guess we all know our own skill levels. We can put a resume’ together and give this to an employer. We can go to school and acquire more knowledge and training to advance our positions. Yet, the qualities I want to develop for myself and the ones I would look for in an employee are more valuable.  These skills may not show up on a job training score, aptitude test or PhD! Matter, help and avail are good character skills. Ones I need to develop and ones the world needs to see more of.

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

Aldous Huxley

Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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