No... shut up you're a fucking moron.
There are many situations where you are under time pressure.
"Jim, we just got this high level request, can you write a report on this for tomorrow"...
"Ah no, because I need at least 4 hours to prepare solid points then 3 for each point..."
Try working in any sort of advertising, Government, legal etc framework where you don't have the time to sit down and prepare answers. You have to do your job very quickly and make super efficient use of your time.
will I ever work in advertising, government, legal, etc? no. I am choosing to study something I enjoy. if you enjoy advertising and all that comes with it, then all the power to you, go and have fun.
I love how you claim as a 1 year out of school student that these situations do not occur in real life, when some of us have already experiend real situations like this.
cmon, be serious. they dont occur if you prepare.
take your example of the points or whatever it was. firstly, if you got a "high level request" then surely some knowledge about this was known before today. and if it really was such a "high level request" then there would have been some sort of work already in motion. that would be good planning. the situation you have presented has only come about cause some idiot at the top has decided to with hold information about the potential deal and slap down a 24 hour deadline.
(the only situation I can think of where you need to think under pressure is something criminal, eg when you are being mugged. but these arent things you can really control and certainly things that cannot be enhanced through hsc examinations)
And your point about the army is ridiculous. What if you get joy out of knowing that doing your job means that the men, women and children of your country can rest comfortably in their beds without having to worry... same as if you joined the police force. My cousin joined the army and did computer science. He now works for the government with Top Secret clearance doing defense and treasury network security... and he loves it.
There are actually probably just as many people with highly skilled, not combatant roles in the army as there are footsoldiers...
again, if you want to fight in the army then go ahead. I know a few friends that went down that route, it was their choice. but if they chose to fight in the army, then they choose to be involved in those high pressure situations
(and please dont insult me. if you have a problem with my argument then attack the argument. dont substitute personal attacks against me for attacks against flaws in my argument. when did you ever hear Barack Obama say "Dont listen to John McCain. He is old and fat"?)