Last year, Esquire published a list of the 75 Skills Every Man Should Master.
Some of them are no brainers, like #2: “Tell if someone is lying.” That’s a great skill to have, and that’s one I’ve got a pretty good handle on.
Some of them seem remarkably random and pointless, like #4: “Score a football baseball game.” This is one I’ll likely never be able to do. Oddly enough, I don’t have the slightest bit of regret about this.
So I’m counting up the items on the list that I actually do have. Turns out that I have 39 of the “required” skills. Does that mean that one acquires an average of one skill per year? Am I going to have to wait until I’m 75 to hit the last one?
Believe me: there are some on that list that I wouldn’t care about in 75 million years.
I’ll take my 39 and claim my own version of victory, thank you.
How did you do?