This question is a follow-up to Increasing Impact: Fitter Society? and focuses on a property called Dexterity, which determines the focus and precision of spells and rituals. High Impact individuals are like hammers, High Dexterity individuals are like scalpels.
The higher one's Dexterity is, the harder it is to interrupt or interfere with the casting of their spells and the performing of their rituals. Regular people can, once in shape, shoot fireballs regularly, but those with high Dexterity can fire a bolt of flame that exerts force on impact and may penetrate the target instead.
Like Impact, Dexterity is not set in stone from birth; it's determined by physical agility and organization, both of which can be increased with effort. Since organization is so useful in the professional world, and it's practically impossible to succeed without it, would Dexterity prompt my society to be more organized?
Things to Consider:
- Assume an alternate version of our modern world here, identical but with everyone having magic. Yes, I know that's implausible, and that magic would have affected culture if it was introduced early on. In this case, it's a relatively new phenomenon, but about everyone's used to it now (like cellphones). Tech level is identical to America.
- In this world, magic may not be helpful when it comes to getting a pencil when you can just walk over and grab one, but in many areas magic is ore helpful than natural methods (moving large rocks, correcting bad drywall, so on and so forth). The idea is "magic makes life easier, except when it comes to the little things."
- The more clumsy and/or disorganized someone is, the lower Dexterity they have and the less efficient their spells are. Thus, everyone has incentive to work on their dexterity, since if you want to use magic to make otherwise difficult tasks (like drywalling or getting gum off your clothes) a breeze, it's best to have at least mid-level Dexterity, otherwise there are chances of accidents.....