One of my hobbies is reading doom and gloom economic blogs.
This type of thing has been around since forever.
(not blogs, but doom and gloom ideas)
Go back in time, anywhere, and you’ll find a certain percentage of people thinking that the end is near.
Even in the song, “Roadhouse Blues,” Jim Morrison tells us, “the future’s uncertain and the end is always near…
One thing that modern blogs (of the doom and gloom type) talk about is how to withstand the coming economic collapse. (Or zombie apocalypse or whatever).
And that is to maximize your “human capital” value.
For example, if the world financial system were to collapse (maybe due to an alien invasion or something) all you would have would be what you physically had, AND what you could work with others to produce.
Which would mean you would need a high degree of social confidence.
Even world class entrepreneurs, who have built many businesses from scratch, when asked if they had to start over, what skills would they keep, they ALWAYS answer, “people skills.”
Being able to talk to another human, especially somebody you don’t know that well, and convince them of the validity of your idea is a pretty good skill to have, alien invasion or not.
Even if you think and hope that the economy will keep humming (or limping) along indefinitely, your ability to interact with other people will help you succeed no matter WHAT kind of business you’re in.
Luckily, it’s one of the EASIEST skills to learn, since we humans are VERY social creatures.
And it’s not really a matter of LEARNING what to do, it’s just a matter of UNLEARNING things that aren’t working.