People say different things about statistics; it is hard to choose what to believe and what not to believe. There is one that is giving students stress as they find the best ways of studying statistics.
A fable about the Carpentry Class
There was a man who wanted a house so bad, and the only thing he could do was build one for himself. Since there was a pile of lumber the only solution was building a house. The only problem was that he had no skills in building a house. He had never tried before, and there was no way he could do it at that particular moment. Since his reasoning was on point, he decided to follow the long route instead of the shortcut. Instead of finding someone else to build for him, he went ahead and took a house building course.
There was a lot that he had to learn and deal with while studying. Studying things you are not sure whether you will ever apply them in life. In the long run, he had to learn about everything without excluding any part. He was too bright and managed to get a B+, which is impressive. He knew all the fundamental things starting from constructing a dog house to other things about carpentry. After all the knowledge he acquired, he had to execute his plan of building his house. It was time because there was nothing else that could make him lag. He had everything that can come up with a perfect home.
The first day, he did not do much, but he dealt with a part of the wall, which made him feel energized and happy. There was a problem; the house he wanted to build was supposed to be on a hill. That is hectic because he only learned about constructing one in a flat place. It was complicated because he did not know any other concept to use. The worst challenge was he knew nothing about the degrees to use. The course he took did not mention anything about that, and now he has to deal with it. He did not know whether to start with plumbing or electronic. He used the wrong procedure that made him correct things now and again. Having a plan did not stop him from making mistakes. He made mistakes and learned afterward by making the right choices and acquiring new skills.
He was not supposed to take more than 4 months to build the house. If that was the case, he had to find someone else to help him or else he will not finish in time. It is funny because he went to study for the course and cannot complete the house on time. Coming up with a home requires one to have the ability to construct walls, use different tools, and also use other techniques. It was a silly project because you cannot depend on the knowledge of class alone to come up with something superb.
If you want to excel in statistics, you should know about it. It is untrue and does not help in any way. It is perfect to have the necessary knowledge, but it is never enough. If you want to know the steps you should take to build a house, you have to come up with one first.