Skill: n. an ability(s) gotten by learning with systematic and/or frequently repetitive behavior(s)
Eating with a spoon, playing the guitar, talking, or being a politician are all skills learned systematically and usually with much repetition. Broadly speaking there are physical or motor skills and mental skills and then a combination of both. How quickly we memorize these motor or mental skills frequently determines how skilled we are and the better we remember them the more skilled we get.
In school how good we are in a subject is frequently determined by the grade which we get and if we are good at memorizing mentally then we frequently excel in school.
If you are not gifted or talented then sometimes much repetition will compensate for your weakness but there are many skills such as mathematical ability where no matter how hard you try you will just not be able to learn and understand the complexities involved and have to choose other skill sets which you are good at.
In the 21st century technological skills are becoming much more important than liberal arts skills. The new generation will have to be taught accordingly or they will continue to graduate in job poor fields which are outdated and will be relatively useless in the society of the future.
Learning complex skills will be rewarded in the future and unfortunately if you are just an average learner then you may find yourself permanently on the unemployment line replaced by robots or computer software which will be smarter than you. You may become permanently unemployed unless you content yourself with working for minimum wage for the rest of your life.
Hair dressers, massage therapists, some building trades, handymen, auto mechanics, teachers, and landscapers will not be replaced by robots that quickly but there will be a glut of workers in those fields and the pay will usually be very poor.
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