.. I know, I know.. Scary! I was chatting with a friend earlier and she said “We make things harder then they really are.” I sort of froze in my shoes for a minute. I stopped to think “Man! I’ve heard that before!” And I had, in fact, I’d said it before. Last year I got my MacBook and it was a complete FLIP for me to learn it over my Windows laptop I had previously owned. Honestly I wanted to install Windows on my MacBook, best of both worlds, right?
I know shoot me! It wasn’t until I learned it wasn’t the PC that was unstable it was Windows. Ding! Ding! Moving things over and transferring things was probably the hardest part of learning the MacBook, although at the time I couldn’t see that. I cursed this machine and every ounce of misery it had put me through. Really, I did!
I’d done spreadsheets, emails, converting PDF to doc files, changing file extensions, burning discs full of data, transferring files from the computer to an external; I did it all. I was a pro (so I thought). Back to my original thought.. I was looking for a HARD way to do things. It didn’t dawn on me that if I had looked at the EASY way, I’d have the answer. Actually it was my 2 hour drive to an Apple Store that made me look like a complete moron for thinking anything BUT easy, but none the less. Simple made sense. Why didn’t I go that route? Why is it that I LOOKED for the difficult route? Do we really, subconsciously or not, make things more difficult then they are? Have we really wired ourselves to think that way?