The Barter System

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Barter System.”

If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?

I believe I would fair pretty well. Being an Eagle Scout, I have learned many merits and skills. My education of course would indeed help as well, along with my various extracurricular such as robotics and Destination Imagination. Below is a compiled list of services I could barter.

1. Electrical Engineering – As a robotics enthusiast, I have a great understanding of how electrical circuits work, in fact I helped wire my house, giving me experience in DC and AC circuitry. I believe this is an important skill to have considering that we live in the age of technology.

2. Mechanical Engineering – My experience in robotics and Destination Imagination comes into play here. Designing machines and building machines to make a job easier is very important in industry today. Efficiency is the key word today simply because time is money.

3. Woodworking/carpentry – This coincides with my mechanical engineering skill, except just using wood. I have a good understanding and experience using wood shop tools and building things out of wood such as furniture and the sort. I know this skill is sorta dead, but it is still important!

4. Computer Programming – Although everyone stands in line for the latest tech, the software that drives the hardware is just as important. My background in robotics, Destination Imagination, and college experience give me the ability to create complex software solutions for making everyday calculations and designs possible. From Arduino to Microsoft C++ I can figure out how to program it!

5. General Repair – I love fixing and modifying things because I am curious about how they work and like to be thrifty. Being able to repair things from a busted pipe to a motor vehicle is invaluable.

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