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25 April 2005 @ 11:56 am
THE EASY BUTTON.  
Some girl in the lab just now was talking about this Staples commercial she saw where a guy had to remember what this woman said, and he forgot, but all he had to do was press the "easy button"... referring to how easy it is to ask questions at Staples.

But DAMN have I thought of that so much. It's not as much an "easy button" as it is a switch. And often times I'm not sure if I've got it switched on or off. That is, I'm not sure if stuff comes MUCH easier to me than everyone else, like, if everyone else is trying so much harder than I am do get things done, or if I haven't turned on some switch that everyone else has to make everything just easier to comprehend.

There's stuff like the ear training quizzes in music that I just STORM - I mean, to me they're goddamn simple and I never get less than 105% on them. I obviously attribute that to natural skill, since I don't see myself really trying hard at all. That's what we call the "easy" switch.

But then there's stuff like reading books, where people can storm through entire novels in one night, while I have to take a nap after reading half a page. To me, that shit's HARD.

So I guess I just disproved myself. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks. But oh man one of those sorts of "easy buttons" would explain so much.
 
 
 
N. Greenenategreene on April 25th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I dunno about anyone else, but I think we need some more 'smart' on this planet.

The day we get real-life 'easy buttons' is the day we start de-volving back into monkeys.
Mikey: yay!neomikey on April 25th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
"Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Jeffrey?"

...egads, I know what you mean about all that. For me, I'm just...naturally slow. I go slow in doing a lot of things that people might think are a breeze. I was always the last one to finish my tests, up late doing my homework...stuff like that. But then there come things like making AMV's, where I wonder how people can do so terribly (...no offense to anyone here), where they don't have any synching, leave things in...and they just look bad. There're a couple other things out there, but that's all I can think up at the moment.

I wouldn't really want an "easy button" anyhow...more like an easy laser gun! But just for emergencies =)
N. Greenenategreene on April 25th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
"I wouldn't really want an "easy button" anyhow...more like an easy laser gun! But just for emergencies =)"

I like the way you think.
Justin Boucherfranceattack on April 26th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
I feel that i can't read fast at all but I can get through equations and such pretty quickly
haley: burphome_grownhalo on April 26th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
we could all use an easy switch and a win button.

and i can't read either.
chelseaisland_fae on April 26th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
I find it hard to get in -- and stay in -- a comfortable reading position without soon after fighting the need to close my eyes. I was proud of myself for reading something like 20 pages in a book I'm already WAY behind in for a class I don't think is going in a good direction. Harry Potter books are the only book I could read in a day :-P
Sparrowchironsoldier on April 26th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
they already have an easy button for what i'm bad at.. actually it's a little tiny machine called a CALCULATOR. that helps me with my shit-tastic math skills ^_^; i still dunno how i can be good at chemistry and biology and reading, writing, etc, and be suck-a-riffic at math...