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If you could learn a skill instantly, what would it be and why?

Asked by cage (3123points) June 27th, 2008

so, you learn a skill and become a pro at it immediately, but you obviously only get one choice and it has to be specific.

I’d learn how to play the guitar, because it comes with SO many good sides to it. Money, women, the fact you can copy your musical idols…

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waterskier2007's avatar

i would say guitar or barefoot waterskiing. i think it would be tight to be able to play the acoustic guitar. i spend a lot of time around bonfires and being able to whip out the acoustic guitar and play some songs would be amazing. chicks love that crap

and barefoot waterskiing is just pimp. i can do it already but i wish i could do more tricks and stuff

willbrawn's avatar

farming. Would be a great skill that would benefit myself and my family.

nocountry2's avatar

Fail-proof self defense. As a woman, I’d feel a bit more level on the playing field.

playthebanjo's avatar

i would be a fiddler. there’s always 6 or 7 guitar players, 2–3 banjo players….but sometimes there are zero fiddlers.

or I would be a champion potato chip eater.

AlexChoi's avatar

the ability to learn skills instantly… ‘nuff said

waterskier2007's avatar

@alexchoi, nice GA’ed for sure

elchoopanebre's avatar

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

PupnTaco's avatar

Undetectable counterfeiting.

Dog's avatar

I would want to be able to understand an speak fluently any language I encounter. Then I could learn so much more about the different cultures of the world.

iwamoto's avatar

being able to bend time and space so those hot girls i always meet, don’t end up having a boyfriend

marinelife's avatar

Play the piano.

syz's avatar

I’d love to have woodworking skills – to build beautiful furniture would be amazing.

I’d love to have the skill to have my attempts at art be art – pottery, watercolors, stained glass.

I’d love to be a polyglot.

Harp's avatar

Surgery (assuming my new skill also comes with accreditation!); I love working with my hands, and I can’t think of any worthier or more fulfilling form of craftsmanship.

mzgator's avatar

I would love to be able to play the piano !

tinyfaery's avatar

Surfing. Then I’d move to Maui and live on the beach for the rest of my life. Aloha!

buster's avatar

I would like to have superior martial arts, boxing and fighting skills. I want to be a bad mofo.

yetanother's avatar

Rocket Science sounds like fun, sign me up.

seVen's avatar

skill to fly anywhere anytime anyspeed.

shockvalue's avatar

The art of language. Imagine the ability to read write and converse in any language with complete ease. No longer are cultural boundaries a hindrance to expression

trudacia's avatar

move objects with my mind.

Knotmyday's avatar

I’d love to become a pilot. I just don’t have the time to invest.

richmarshall's avatar

Since my first answer of knowing every language in the world has been taken a couple times, I would like to know and understand market trends instantly. Also, with the skill, I better have the cojones to take action on my knowledge.

makemo's avatar

programming & mathematics.

shrubbery's avatar

Hmm, I think that learning a skill instantly would take away the satisfaction and joy of using said skill because I haven’t made an effort to enjoy learning and becoming good at it, which would make it more rewarding rather than having the excitement drawn away by having it handed to me to take advantage of.

That being said, if I had to choose right now I would probably choose mathematics because that would possibly set me up for everything I want to do in life. Then again, I love learning maths, it’s just that I’m not very good at that.

Bri_L's avatar

I would choose to be a surgeon. I would be able to provide for my family and help people.

makemo's avatar

i’ll change mine, to telepathy.

iwamoto's avatar

i knew you’d say that…ha!

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