I have a wall covered in certificates.
Some merely say that I have completed a series of tasks and have met the requirements. Other certificates attest to my skill and abilities. Some certificates give me permission to do certain things.
My drivers license is a certificate. It tells people that I can drive.
My insurance card is a certificate. It tells people they’ll be paid when they sue me for driving badly.
The deed to my house is a certificate. It tells people that this home belongs to me and my wife. This certificate gives me a great deal of comfort.
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