Monday, March 6, 2017

"You're supposed to become a pro after 10,000 hours but I'm 175,200 hours into life and still have no idea what I'm doing"

Top rated r/showerthoughs comments...

you're pretty good at breathing and pooping, you can probably do it in your sleep.

The 10,000 hour mark is mostly arbitrary. The key is "purposeful practice". Meaning, Everytime you practice life you need to push yourself to improve on the parts that will accelerate you to the next level - mastering the basics and purposefully practicing to progress on that.

Relax, death awaits us all. Work your ass off, or don't. The end result is the same.

That's a lot of math to do in the shower.

It isn't "after 10k hours you're a professional", it's "everyone who is a professional has had at least 10k hours of practice".

The 10,000 hour mark is mostly more Malcolm Gladwell sciencey-sounding nonsense.

10 comments:

edutcher said...

Most people don't know.

That's life. The ones who say the do are faking it.

Methadras said...

I don't know shit. I just pretend I do.

Leland said...

I know less about what I'm doing than I did at half my age.

ricpic said...

Life is like giving a concert on the violin while learning to play the instrument.

--Samuel Butler

edutcher said...

Leland said...

I know less about what I'm doing than I did at half my age.

That means you're getting smarter.

ricpic said...

But Leland's only 16. He's mired in adolescence. Of course he knows less than the pin sharp kid he was at 8.

rhhardin said...

I have 1200 hours flying time, so that much less time practicing walking.

Leland said...

Nah, if I was 16 I would know it all; just ask any 16 year old.

Lem said...

Everything will be revealed when the hive mind comes.

jja1961 said...

As one gets older, one finds that there are more questions that he or she doesn't have answers for.