Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Odd realisation of the day

I've just come to the realisation that my issue with learning new stuff is dealing with the emotional distress of going through the acknowledgement of incompetence. It's yet another grieving process.

I've seen the emotional response in others when attempting to grapple with something new, I saw it all over the AppEngine list, the Clojure list, and various other places. What is new is the realisation that my own aversion to study is linked to this emotional reaction as well.

So being able to manage the grieving means I can start learning properly. It's been a while...