Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mind Bending

Back in The 60's there were various phrases for expanding the capacity of one's brain.  One such popular phrase was "Mind Blowing."  I wish I had a dime for every time I heard, "Man, That Blows My Mind!"

There was Mind Stretching, Mind Bending, Mind Expanding and a whole brainy menu of other such phrases.  Take your pick.  Or pick your brain.  Or Mind Your Own Mind...or whatever.

The last couple of days have been VERY Brain Intensive.  I am trying to learn how to use an Android tablet to perform a very esoteric and arcane function.  It requires (so far) only one primary APP.  However, it now appears it might require additional APPs such as a large format numeric keypad for old fat fingers.  And maybe an enlarged QWERTY keyboard for the same reason.

It's always amazing to me that Learning Never Sleeps.  As we grow older, I have noticed many of my peers simply "check out" of the Learning Experience.  They simply take with them what was packed in their bag(s) on the day they checked out...and that's it.  They travel forward in the Golden Phase of their lives with whatever they chose to pack in their bag(s) on that last day they let they mind be open to new stuff.

Me?  Well Me is different.  Me welcomes learning new stuff, even if it makes Me Brain HURT like it has been doing the last couple of days.  Learning new stuff is NOT EASY!  In fact, it's quite hard.  And hard on Me Brain, I say!

But I love learning new stuff and I thrive on it, even if it hurts and even if it is very annoying and difficult and seems to take FOREVER to learn!

It looks like we will be spending the next few days assimilating Android and all its infinite permutations.

Trust me, this is a daunting adventure!

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