I remember when I was a young pup, just learning how to fly with my Stoodent Pilot's License(*) in my pocket.
The instructors ALLways made a BIG DEAL out of maintenance, checking logbooks, writing up discrepencies et. al. In general, they made quite an impression on me that maintenance was VERY SERIOUS STUFF and was to be accorded as much attention as the actual flight planning!!
This stern admonitions continued on through training for my commercial and instrument licences as well. I understood clearly. Or at least THOUGHT I did.
Then....I went to ALASKA!!
(Story time starts shortly kiddies).
(*) Student Pilot's License - License to scare the CRAP out of one's self
Private Pilots License - License to scare the CRAP out of OTHER people too
Commercial Pilots License - License to scare the CRAP outta' other people AND charge them MONEY for the priveledge.
Instrument Pilots License - License to scare the CRAP out of other people, charge them money, and do it all without having to see too much stuff.
Air Transport Rating (with) Type Endorsments - License to scare the CRAP outta' yourself (still, occasionally) AND progressivelly larger and larger groups of passengers all at one time. While still getting paid, ONLY ALOT LESS THAN YOU USED TO MAKE.