How You Know a New Skill Is Worth Learning

The Takachiho gorge, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Is a skill worth pursuing if you know you’re never going to be amazing at it?

A friend recently came to me with this question, and at the time I gave the generic answer: As long as it makes you happy. Do what you like, don’t do what you don’t like; a binary way of dismissing the vicissitudes of life.