On Making Things in Blacksmithing, General Discussion Posted September 29, 2015 Random thoughts...Everyone needs to try to remember when they were ignorant as all of us were at some point on all things. How best can we help the ignorant? Ignorance is not bad it is simply where we all start.Yes. The younger among us do not have the same experiences we did. This is always true since forever. The way people learned before and the way people learn now and the skills that young people come to the table with change over time. Our job is to figure out how to teach in the current reality.We no longer have to spend days doing research in the library. Many things can be found in seconds by a smart phone search. This is both good and bad. It is part of our current reality. It is unfortunate and awesome! I do have a library card and I use it. I think everyone should. I do have to say that the library these days is not the greatest place to learn much about blacksmithing. Though I did borrow a great DVD there! I love a good novel too. James Clavell is probably my FAVE.Yes. There are jerks. There have always been jerks. Some of us resemble that remark. Are you one of them... in your own way? LawnJockey mentioned arrogance. I see this at times on this site. In many cases it is deserved. In other words someone knows their stuff!!!! But arrogance and condescending to the ignorant does nothing to help anyone and sometimes just fills up space with useless words that help no one. Why bother typing it?Respectfully. My two cents.