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David Acheson

Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre

"You can do most things if you really want to. Everyone is created equal."

From: David Acheson

Location: Forbes, NSW

Role in Community: Supporter

Post on:

21 Oct 2014

What is your favourite memory from school?

Not really favourite but looking back, when the maths teacher told me "I was lucky breathing was a subconscious effort". It took me years to find a use for trigonometry. In building and navigation trigonometry is invaluable.

Looking back, what would you tell your younger self about going to school?

Learn to get on with people. Head down bum up. There are practical uses for what you are learning. The" KISS" method (Keep It Simple Stupid) for doing and the "I don't know" method for learning. If you are asked if you know anything about a subject and your knowledge is minimal, then say" I don't know a thing", otherwise the teacher omits facts assuming that you know.

What do you think is the most important thing we can teach future generations?

You can do most things if you really want to. Everyone is created equal.

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