Post by Alan Baker Post by Robert Woodward Post by Alan Baker
You seem to have made it your life's mission to avoid learning things.
Perhaps she is only interested in learning things she needs to know (by
HER definition of needs, not yours).
Oh, I get that.
Post by Alan Baker
I just think it's wrong.
Too much "I can't".
I don't know her well enough to know if she has been lazy or
neglectful of learning new things. I rather doubt, however, that
this is the case.
If it seems to you that too often there are things she doesn't
know how to do that people are normally expected to know
how to do, it could be that she simply "chose a road less
I only learned how to drive a car when it seemed I might have
the economic means to buy one.
I know a lot about how to use a computer... because I was
interested in, and studied, science and math. So I used computers
in the early days, and saw the arrival of 8-bit microprocessor-based
computers that ordinary people could actually own as a godsend.
Plenty of people weren't as interested as I was in computers. Of course,
now, thanks to the World Wide Web, having some kind of computer
connected to the Internet... no, that's not "now"; that's several years ago;
_now_ even those who hadn't been enticed into putting a PC on their desk
to surf the web still do have a computer connected to the Internet...
in their pockets, so that they can have a telephone.
But those changes happened pretty recently. When people are young, they
have more time, and more flexible minds, to learn new things. So people
who have lived most of a lifetime when certain skills were not particularly
important... will face a difficult learning curve if that suddenly changes.
As the saying goes,
Vita brevis, ars longa.
(Life is short, and art is long.)
Life is short, and we don't have time to learn everything.