Childhood ROI

Some time ago, I watched an episode of Mythbusters where one guy's skill came in really handy; a skill that clearly he had picked up as a child. He proudly proclaimed the success as "fruits of a misspent youth". That got me to thinking ... we all have some parts of our youth that were misspent or misguided. But do we have examples of how those misspent pasts have come back to become helpful in later years?

3 comments:

Van said...

I'm not too bad at shooting pool. I could probably also climb out a window undetected in the middle of the night or get away with stealing stuff if I had to. There wasn't much else to do in Coquitlam BC in the early 90s.

Anonymous said...

The fruits of my misspent youth and young adulthood have created a career for me! It's kind of funny how all these seemingly unrelated skills you accumulate over the years can somehow compliment each other and turn a bunch of little puzzle pieces into one big cohesive picture of dogs playing poker.... KT

Ben said...

I don't think I have any skills derived from the spoils of my youth. I can proudly say that when I wasted time during my childhood, it was properly and completely wasted with no chance of redemption.