Mac probably had the curiosity that typically informs my movements. It was out of curiosity and the desire to understand the dynamics in operations of buildings and related constructions that he sought for the solid understanding of building construction. It is this curiosity and self-interest that often encourages one to plough on and develop oneself. True to these words, at the academy, he continues to learn at advanced levels on the construction implements of buildings and their reaction to fire. This approach mirrors my own approach. Like Mac, I personally often have an inquisitive approach to issues that leads me to discovering even more interesting aspects and elements. This open ended approach equally enables the learner to capture various aspects that would be lost to the typical closed ended learner.
Our differences perhaps lie in the specialization approach that Mac chose. It becomes evident that Mac spent the better part of his stay in the academy studying about the buildings and the manner in which the buildings were affected during the occurrence of the fire hazards. However, it is my belief that such an approach was limiting and that Mac ought to have opened the area of study wider to enable him gather more information during the subsistence of his stay in the academy. I would have adopted a rather open approach that seeks to consume as much information as possible on any areas of fire. This would boost my overall grasp of fires and not merely limit my knowledge to a small area of competency. In that respect, I would prefer a general approach rather than a special approach that is limiting in nature.