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Jeff Burgar

There are organizations, like clubs, military, businesses and schools and such, where it is a real asset to know one’s way around.

Meaning, it probably is a bad idea to let a 25-year-old write specifications for a new Canadian ice breaker. Not that there are not intelligent mid-20 experts on many things out there.

It just seems, if one is drawing from the average talent pool of that age, one could get “really big engines, nuclear powered, really nice games room, really fast, able to go anywhere on water” and on.

But not thousands of pages of detailed specs drawn up by specialist maritime engineers who have spent decades learning their craft.

But wait! Youth can be good. Despite the countless textbooks, tutorials, and years of experience so many experts have, the world’s current youngest chess grandmaster is 12 years old.

This item is reprinted with permission from the High Prairie, AB, South Peace News. For the complete article, click HERE

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