Jeffrey Carl Faden (jeffreyatw) wrote,
Jeffrey Carl Faden


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.
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