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Do you find you learn faster, and better, by hands on trial and error, rather than trying to follow a manual?

Asked by Dutchess_III (41541points) 5 days ago

I got my Epson professional scanner set up to digitally develop negatives going back to the late 70s. I watched half of a youtube video, and then just took it from there, on my own. The first attempt (while following the video) it just took a scan of the inside of the scanner! That’s when I gave up and struck out on my own. I’m actually making some headway now. I seem to learn best when I teach myself.

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Definately a trial & error type here.

You can talk all day about how to use something, but if you aren’t doing it, retention is practically nil, since it’s a blank slate.

Good job figuring it out!

Coolhandluke's avatar

Yes, most certainly that’s the way I learn best.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Anybody wanna see a picture of me being really pregnant in 1985?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I was nude when it happened! OF COURSE IT’S NOT NUDE!!

Coolhandluke's avatar

LOL just teasing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have one of me breastfeeding. Wanna see it?

Coolhandluke's avatar

The picture is sweet. Good memory I assume.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, it was the first baby I gave birth to. She has an older sister, but I adopted her. I just remember being soooo tired. And she cried. Or lord, that child cried. I swear she didn’t sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time before she’d start crying. Driving around and around in the middle of the night to put her to sleep…..

2 years later I had her brother, and I steeled myself! But….he slept 16 hours a day, no problem! He almost never cried. And that was a precursor to their grown up personalities.

Coolhandluke's avatar

My daughter as a baby slept most of the night. At least 5 or 6 hours at a time and I couldn’t have been happier about it!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

My girl had “colic,” and there was nothing they could do for it, back then. God, it hurt so bad to see and hear her screaming in pain…..
Interestingly enough, as an adult she suffers from depression.

Coolhandluke's avatar

Do you think what babies experience stay with the person for life? Not exactly the same experience but colic = depression later?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m not going to say they are related. It’s just my observation of my kids.

nightwolf5's avatar

Yes, I most definitely learn best by watching, then doing. Not just reading or hearing about it. I’m an observer.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just read or watch just enough to get started, then figure the rest out on my own.

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