Originally Posted by psycho klr
...As a 20+ year carpenter I think your background in the trades has helped you keep your unique outlook on things. You have to be flexible and you eventually realize that you cannot judge a book by it's cover if you work construction for a long time. Correct me if I am wrong. ...
I would like to second that notion.
And expand it with the premise that one who builds things has an insight the others lack.
Acknowledging the reverse is also potentially true.