I’m an Expert
I have always been in awe of experts, whether or not I understood their expertise. To have so much knowledge or skill in any field is no small feat. l would love to think of myself as an expert except that deep down inside I know that it is not true.
I am good at doing many a thing but being an expert, to me, is being so thorough and so accomplished in that field that no matter what, you are always in control. Perhaps, as on this day I can claim to be an expert in cooking but in a very limited sense as it is a vast field and one can never claim to know it all. Yet, by and large I can cook up a sumptuous meal with the much needed variety that every palate seeks. If things go wrong (human error is so predictable- the fact that it will occur!), I can actually set it right without panicking too much.
All said and done, being called an expert is at once both flattering and humbling. There is always scope for improvement- Expertise is like the horizon, the closer you get, the farther it goes!