Jack of all trades, Master of none, is a term used when refering to someone who is competent when it comes to many jobs or skills, but at the same time has never been particularly outstanding in any.
Throughout life we try many different jobs and learn many skills along the way, right off the bat we learn to sit up, eat, communicate, and walk, for the most part we all do each one of these pretty well but as far as mastering any I don’t think I can claim a one, I eat pretty good and don’t fall down too much, as far as communicating goes my Southern English sometimes gets me a few grins and “say that agains” so with this said I am not a master of any of these traits.
Over the years I have worked several jobs, I worked for a grocer in the meat market and I also worked construction for a few years, I pumped gas at a service station, sold supplies in the oilfield, and liquor at a package store, I installed telephones and dispatched repairmen to fix problems that appeared in the middle of the night, I repaired water meters, worked outside customer service turning peoples water on, and also off when the bills were due and not paid. I think I was good at each job and I learned a lot about people and how to treat them, I learned how to do a lot of things, and there is still a lot that I could have learned simply due to the fact that everything changes about as fast as you learn it.
I am a Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Husband, Father, Papa, and Friend to many people, my experiences with life and people give me a different outlook than some, and the exact same as others, and throughout my life I have learned that I can do many things, but if I had to hire someone to do what I just did for myself, that person most likely would not be me, but when working for myself the price is one I can afford.
Jack of all trades or should I say several trades, I can claim this but how many of us actually master anything, if you master anything then you have learned all there is to know about that particular task, and once you have learned all there is to know, wouldn’t it be easy to become bored with it. Life is a never ending learning process, we start as I mentioned above learning to sit up, eat and so on, we spit up a few times but that is just part of life, we come into this world wide eyed and grasping to learn things, and I am afraid we will leave this world wide eyed and grasping to remember what we learned. I hope to never know everything there is to know about anything because I never want to be bored with life.
So with this said never give up on learning new things, go out of your way to help others and teach what you have learned to those wide eyed kids grasping for knowledge, play nice with one another and respect those around you if you ever want that respect to be returned, I have learned a lot of things in my lifetime and to sum it all up, I am proud to be a master of nothing because there are too many things I have not done, and too many people that I still want to meet face to face, as long as there are things to do I will be a Jack of some trades but I hope that I am never a master of any.