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What is 'reality'?

QIs reality an idea held in common by everyone?

I’d guess it isn’t: for some it’s measured in terms of the logic of science, for others in terms of the economy or religious belief, and for probably most people it’s actually also connected with how you just feel about what’s going on around you.

And that’s no doubt only some small part of the many ways reality can be perceived.

So how can these different perceptions of reality be brought together? Or can’t they?


Are generic skills a 'threat' to professional status?

Do professional training courses avoid teaching generic skills overtly (insofar as these can be taught) because these skills blur the edges between different, perhaps competing, fields of expertise?

Is there is a sense of identity within almost every profession which is about claiming the centre ground and most prominence / influence for the specialist skills of that particular group of practitioners? … about power and control when all is said and done?

And does this almost inevitably result in fuzzy, generic skills being put aside or simply going unnoticed by those who prescribe what is to be studied for admittance to their profession?

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