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Is this a waste of my time?

I want to be a detective as I have come to know when I grow up. I am 15 now and almost 16 so not much longer. Anyway, my question is: Is it a waste of time to learn to deduce things like sherlock holmes. Not to be childish, I am just using sherlock as an example. Would that really help me?

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I believe you can really learn a lot from Sherlock Holmes and what ever shows that have detective type of things but if your wanting to become a detective then it is your thrill to uncover the truth of things and the ability to see things out of place but you also have evidence shows like C.S.I. which are theses days very close to how it is really done but your best bet is if you like to uncover the truth and have the ability to see and hear so good by paying attention to the truth then you should start researching schools to further your education.

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Of course it will. Check out the show Elementary. It is about a modern day Sherlock Holmes and I think you would find it helpful and fun. Are you going to be a private detective? If so I have more tips. (I researched private detectives for a book I might write)

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If your going to be a detective then learning to " deduce" would be great but it's not really "deduce" that your looking for what you need to learn to do is observe your surroundings to give the same example as you Sherlock would notice the small things around him like maybe how someone is to mess with there fingers while there still to show maybe that they play piano or type a lot or how when they talk and look off to the side that they are lying.

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You do realize that being a detective is nothing like Sherlock Holmes, right? It's going to be hours of sitting at at desk trying to piece things together, and a lot of paperwork. Most of the time it's not going to be that exciting. You're not necessarily going to get murder cases either... probably a lot of "lame" ones. And I'm pretty sure you have to work your way up to being a detective. You have to start off as a police officer usually to gain some experience. Hope I helped.

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You did help and thanks..also I hope I spend hours at a time at a desk trying to figure things out, I love to think.things through.
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If you're prepared for that, that's good! ^_^ It's a good job. Good luck
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In a lot of cases you spend hours checking for clues and thinking and stuff, but once you have a lead then that's when you might have to go have a look yourself.
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