What are some skills people think are difficult to learn but in reality are easy and impressive?

What are some skills people think are difficult to learn but in reality are easy and impressive?


Appliance repair. If it's just a busted part (and it usually is), you can order the part online and watch a YouTube video on it and save yourself hundreds of dollars every time. We've repaired our refrigerator, dishwasher, and clothes washer a few times.


The hard part is working out which part it is.


Don’t know if this has been said, but shuffling cards. I used to practice while watching tv as a teenager (to the great annoyance of my mom) and I got really good at shuffling and making it look cool. No whenever cards need to be shuffled, my friends just hand me the deck and watch.


Ooh I forgot about this one. I learned how to shuffle like ten years ago, and my family still acts amazed whenever we play cards. Like no, it's actually pretty easy to learn.


I'm the only one in my family who can't shuffle. Both my parents and my sisters can shuffle cards all fancy-like, and I'm just over the spilling cards on the table and bending them and fraying the corners.




If you have heard of the Control Panel you know more about computers than 90% of the human race. If you can install linux on a computer, you know more than 99.9% IT is a field populated with confused people who don't understand how they get paid so much for simply troubleshooting issues on computers.




A lot of IT is knowing where to look for the solution, not the solution itself.


The definition of an IT person is >> Someone who knows how to use Google Source : Am an IT professional, by which I mean that people pay me good money to Google shit.




And having admin credentials on a network. Google is your friend.


I remember the first job I had, where I went on site to fix a computer problem, having the user tell me the issue, and then just looking it up on Google, right in front of them, and having them audibly realize they didn't need to pay someone. After that, I started being more covert about looking up the solution.


Do you just tell them to leave the room now? “I have to do this naked it won’t work if there are two people in here”


I don't think I can agree with this. I've seen way too many people who think they know computers absolutely break things. I had one person who was the CEO of a company and wanted admin rights. We had him sign a waiver so that when he eventually broke things, we weren't liable.


There's a youtuber called Mike Boyd and he makes videos on learning skills like these for example he learnt how to solve a Rubik's cube. His videos show how an average person could learn these skills


Knitting. It's literally just knits and purls. Obviously there are more complicated patterns and stitch combinations, but it all goes back to knits and purls. Like 1 and 0 for computers. You can get fancy with it, but it's all really 1 and 0.


Ballroom Dancing! Beginner's classes are really basic, but you look really cool really fast, and impress every single family member at gatherings/weddings!


An hour long crash course with a skilled instructor will absolutely open up the world. Even though I'm not massively coordinated, I can foxtrot and cha cha rather impressively now. Still need to work on my salsa-ing, but another class would definitely do me.


Fire breathing It's not that hard, it's just really dangerous


Fire breathing is easy, the hard part is surviving to try it a second time.


"All mushrooms are edible, but some are just edible once." - Boukar Diouf (translated from french)


You don't need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice.


In rock climbing, anything overhung is immediately impressive to an outsider and anything straight up and down can seem "meh" even though difficulty is due to a lot more factors than just how upside down you are. Showing people a route that is overhung but basically ladder rungs can make people go "wow" even if it's the easiest route.


Throw in some unnecessary toe hooks and bicycles for that extra flair ;)


Last time I brought my portaledge to impress some girls. Manager of the climbing gym wasn't that thrilled


French braid/fishtail braid. My mom taught me to French braid in elementary school and I learned to fishtail braid in about 10 minutes from a YouTube tutorial.


braiding other people's hair? no problem! braiding my own? uh oh


Same. I do NOT have the dexterity for that... How do you keep it all from tangling in with the rest of the hair?? How do you not get finger cramps?? How do you know if you've missed a step if it's behind your head?? Wizardry.


People think you're a goddamn wizard if you practice Tetris for like a month. In most people's mind, it's a slow, methodical game, so the simple act of throwing down blocks every half-second looks unfathomable.


Sewing, even if it's just to do simple repairs. It always fascinated me watching my mom at her sewing machine when I was little (I'm a guy), so I had her show me how to use it. Later on, my grandmother taught me the art of sewing by hand (also, knitting and crocheting, hah!), so I can do basic patch-up repair work on seams and tears. Also, if you have kids, you can fix their favorite stuffed animals when a seam lets go or a sibling rips an ear off. (The stuffed animal, not the sibling) It's a little thing, but useful. Seems like it's becoming a lost art.


I purchased a sewing machine and it paid for itself in about a week fixing stuff that would either be thrown away or have to pay to fix. And I got better results than my dry cleaner... And for anyone that says it's not manly, you think open ocean sailors and fishermen don't fix sails or running gear?


A small sewing kit is standard issue in all Navy seabags to this day. You're expected to know how to sew/stitch. Anyone that's been promoted while at sea had to either resew their uniforms with new rank or find someone to do it for them.


The underground economy on aircraft carriers is fascinating.


My buddy had enough money by the halfway point of our deployment that he bought a Switch with just cash from sewing. And that was on a small boy


Every recruit at boot camp gets issued a sewing kit with their steel toed boots.


What branch are you in that they give steel toes to boots willy nilly like that? My job in the Marines required it and I couldn't get them even if I bribed someone for it


Every recruit in the navy is issued steel toed shoes in basic.


Also the main point is that there shouldn't be any stigma whatsoever against men doing "feminine" things. There's nothing morally wrong about a guy crocheting a hat or patching up a pair of jeans. It's odd that we have these weird cultural boundaries.


There absolutely shouldn't. As a woman, I can appreciate that a guy is self sufficient ... Sewing, cooking, doing their laundry. Flipside to that, I want to learn how to maintain my vehicle. These boundaries are just ingrained in people's minds from their parents, and so on.


I recently bought a small kit from my supermarket as I had bought a skirt that was a little too big on my waist. Literally took me 5 minutes of sewing and now I am able to buy a wider range of clothes for my petite frame. Totally recommend learning :)


Playing easy songs on guitar. You only need to learn how to use some basic chords (like Am, C, G, D, E, Em and such) and some basic strumming pattern and you can impress non Musicians easily. If you invest into a capo, you can play hundreds of songs with just these few chords.


Anyway, here's "Wonderwall"




Flicking coins with accuracy and velocity. The trick is the set up your hand like you're going to 'snap' and then just barely inserting the coin in between the thumb and middle finger. Aiming is done with the elbow so don't make a throwing motion when you flick or the coin will go straight into the ground. Snap your fingers as hard as you can with as much pressure on the coin as you can. The coin should follow the line of your forearm towards and past your elbow. It's a pretty fun party/office trick. Especially if you can get the coin fast enough to do the "zzzzzmmmm" sound as it flies.


There's a fun side effect to this trick - doing a snap like this, but straight up, causes the coin to spin in such a way that it reliably levels out and always lands on a specific side, I think the side that started facing up? Point is you can get 90%+ accuracy at 'guessing' a coin flip using a simple snapping technique. Bonus points because you can also 'choose' the outcome - generally when you toss a coin, you catch it and then show it. You can manipulate your 'catch' to grab it from either the top (as it goes up) or the bottom (as it falls), letting you control which side of the coin you end up with


I got really good at this in elementary school with just the regular off-the-thumb flip, you can imagine my disappointment when I learned most people older than teenagers want the person who calls the coin to not be the person who flips the coin.


Not to mention when other people go the extra yard and demand "Call it in the air"


>Flicking coins with accuracy and velocity. The trick is the set up your hand like you're going to 'snap' and then just barely inserting the coin in between the thumb and middle finger. Aiming is done with the elbow so don't make a throwing motion when you flick or the coin will go straight into the ground. Snap your fingers as hard as you can with as much pressure on the coin as you can. The coin should follow the line of your forearm towards and past your elbow. > >It's a pretty fun party/office trick. Especially if you can get the coin fast enough to do the "zzzzzmmmm" sound as it flies. Having a hard time. Visualising. Record and show us please


Not me but here's a guy from 2014 showing how to do it. https://youtu.be/qdGr81pnpIk If you don't get it at first, that's ok. It takes practice.




First aid too. I got certified for both, each was just a 3-hour class. There wasn't even a proper test at the end.


People rather have you understand the basics and try your best in an emergency than making it too hard for people, who will then get scared to even try.


Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive! Stayin' alive!


First I was afraid — I was petrified


He has no wallet I checked


You were in the parking lot earlier, that's how I know you!


Such an underrated line. I LOVE the face she makes after Creed says this


No arms or legs is basically how you exist right now, Kevin.


*Dun dun dun* Another one bites the dust!


My Dad is a paramedic and my Mom an EMT. They use this method. "Don't sing it out loud," they say, "the family won't be too happy."


Highway to hell also works...... just has the same problem with sending the wrong massage


Most common locks can be picked in seconds, people will think you're some kind of wizard but it's just basic engineering as locks are very simple devices. The impressive stuff that LPL/BosnianBill do is only for the most expensive or unusual locks and even that can be learned fairly quickly. The padlock in your kitchen drawer is probably some cheap Masterlock clone.


I've watched some lock picking lawyer recently. I'm now fairly certain that if the packaging says "Pick Proof", it can be opened with an aggressive stare and a piece of linguine. Edit: Spelling


At my old job, we had to get all of the doors rekeyed and we figured my office should have a seperate lock and key. The locksmith (store managers friend) raved about how secure it was and that I absolutely had to make sure that I never left my keys in the office because the new one self locked every time you opened it from the inside. Later that afternoon I had already forgotten that I had to keep my keys out of the office or they'd get locked in. She started to dial him to come back out and it took me about 2 minutes with a couple of paper clips to get back in. When I started at it she watched laughing about how I was never going to get in because it was the most expensive lock the guy offered. She shut up pretty quick when I told her to make sure she told her buddy what I had done.


I am a locksmith, I'm decent at picking locks BUT I just don't find Masterlocks as easy as the internet has you think. I don't know if it's just me, but I just don't have much luck getting them picked.


Never tried masterlock, not a common brand here, but in my experience most 5$ padlocks can be shimmed in some way. The more expensive pads usally require 40-60s of picking. The older door locks can usally be bumbed pretty easilly, and not tried the newest locks yet. (ASSA and TrioVing are the most common here)


How to change the channel on your router to one with less interference from your neighbours Edit: I would explain what this means and how to do this but u/ttownbuddy has already done an excellent job below. Short answer is you can probably, easily get faster WiFi at home


You download the app WiFi analyzer on your phone, check out which channels are super full, then you go to your routers wireless settings, change the channel to manual and choose a channel which no other WiFi networks. Done. Edit: WiFi Analyzer by Farproc https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer Edit2: Its because the WiFis interfere with each other and get slower exponentially the further you are away from the router, because the relatively stronger signals from the other router interfere your signal. Doesnt matter when you have a small 55 m² apartment like i do, but if you have connection problems over a longer distance you can probably solve the problem by doing what i mentioned above. If you still have a bad connection dont use WiFi-Extending-Shitunits and better use an Accespoint and lay a long cable properly once instead of the hazzle of always resetting and repositioning the extenders. These guys mostly cause more trouble and extend the bad signal they get. If you still want to use one of those atleast use them in the MIDDLE between your Router and the Computer using it. Not right next to the Computer, otherwise it will tune up the shit signal and your computer will show you 10/10 WiFi but internet is still not good. Edit3: I forgot DLan - Internet over your power line, but it depends hardly on the wiring on your house but maybe its worth a look. I dont know many people that had a really good connection with that. E.g. you turn on the microwave and your character in CS:GO is porting through CT spawn because of that lol Obligatory sorry 4 bad engrish am not mothertonk and drunken litel bit


Most half decent routers will automatically channel hop if they find a less congested frequency




Really, baking with yeast. Holy fuck, people act like you turned water into wine by just making a simple loaf of bread, lol.


No knead bread! Dump the flour, salt, yeast, and water together, give a few stirs, let it sit overnight. Next day, shape it and bake it. If you use a Dutch oven, it looks amazingly good, but took no work!


It’s a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake!










Counting cards. It’s not that hard if you take a few days to practice, it’s mostly mental gymnastics to count quicker and to memorize the true count.


thought card counting was impossible until i started playing euchre, i think its easier because there are fewer cards to keep track of


Casinos use multiple decks now I think. In theory it should still work but is less effective.


I suppose less effective is a way to put it. What it does is smooth out the count so that large fluctuations occur less frequently.


Not all casinos but most of them. I found one in Las Vegas on the old strip that did single deck blackjack. I did fairly well, and walked out with some extra money.


What hes not telling you is the min bet was probably like $100.


Knitting and crochet. The hardest part is learning to hold your yarn right IMO


Knitting I can do no problem. Tried to teach myself to crochet recently and it was painful. Like, I managed to get the hang of the basic chain stitch but anything more than that just seems to be beyond me.


I found it a massive headache to figure out how to hold my yarn and keep tension with crochet, I think because I was an avid knitter at the time. Controlling the yarn feels way different for each of the two skills, for me anyway. It just threw off all the automatic skills I already had aha


doing maintenance work yourself on your vehicles. youd be suprised how easy it is and how much money youd save by doing it


Was daunted by an engine bay until my FiL helped me swap my engine due to a cracked cylinder head. Learned a lot, and then a few months later when a clutch cylinder failed, I was able to fix it myself for only £25.


Well shit son you tackled one of the most labor intensive jobs there is on a vehicle lol badass. It's amazing how once you start working on a car it's almost like the complexity begins to unravel and you realize how simple everything actually is.


By simple you mean the actions? Barring the electrical system isn't it just loosening/tightening/aligning/moving shit around? I have little knowledge and would only be able to do an oil change basically but want to try.


The complexity of cars doesn't come in to play until you hit your third seized bolt and your two hour job has now stretched out into a two day job and you dont have the right size tap to chase the threads out after you cut the bolt so you have to go to the hardware store to get it but you cant because your car is already on jacks so you call your buddy but he's busy till the weekend so it ubering to work for the next couple of days until you can get everything tied back up. I love doing the work myself other than the parts of it I hate doing myself. Once you've taken a lot of parts off and put them back on and you know nothing is going to be seized up or rusted off, or if you have a relatively new car with no rust, it gets much more enjoyable. Edit: Also doing an oil change is super easy on most modern vehicles, and there won't be any seized bolts. It's definitely a good skill to have to save 30 bucks every three months or so.


You’re triggering my PTSD lol. Or when you take stuff off and when you put it back together it doesn’t fucking line up like it just did before you took it apart lol


"Oh hey look, extra bolts!"


That's called weight reduction. Free performance mod!


This is so true but its expensive to start. For example my father has a 3 car garage and all the tools necessary to work on a car. I ,however, have no garage and barely any tools. Yeah I know how to work on my car but I can't. I top off my fluids and can change my air filters but anything more than that is a no go.


That's ok too! Performing the basic maintenance will prevent the major stuff. You'd be surprised how many people not only don't know how to do basic maintenance, but don't even know that you have to.


There’s so many good resources on the internet that’ll show you what to do. Just look on YouTube or on Internet forums and they’ll walk you through it


Honestly, juggling. Dont get me wrong, it’s pretty hard to do the complicated shit, but just picking up three items and juggling doesn’t take much practice. I learned it a while ago, and whenever i pick up...*any*thing and juggle with them for a few seconds, everyone’s like “whoah you can juggle?!”


Fuck you I've been trying to learn how to juggle for six months now.


Head over to r/juggling. If you are comfortable enough to post a video everyone there will gladly say what you doing wrong and how to get better


Went to r/juggalo and now I dont want to leave my house.


Came here to say juggling. It's really good for maintain healthy brain patterns. But dang if the general population doesn't look at you like you're a three headed circus freak just because you can toss and keep more things in the air than you have hands.


Eating with chopsticks. I read how to do it, and just tried the next few times I ate Chinese. Suddenly, I realized I accidentally got good at it. When I was first dating my wife, one of our first dates was to go out to a Chinese place. She was impressed when I was just casually eating with chopsticks, and I've since showed her how easy it is.


I agree! I always like to take dates out to places where I can use my chop sticks because it usually gives us something to do while we wait. Out of the few people I’ve dated at a Chinese place, none of em knew how to use chop sticks.


10 finger typing


I played a lot of video games in my youth and when you type in the chat, your character stops moving, so I learned how to type really fast. I had to take typing in school, and typed a 110wpm and the teacher just passed me along


110 words per minute. That's a big number! Yeah, chat typing is the biggest motivation of all, frankly.


My teacher actually held some state record or something! I also played piano for 12 years prior so i guess that helped a bit!


Piano is by levels more difficult than keyboard typing. I can confirm so far.


For me its not learning it thats difficult, i did that years ago. I just cant bring myself to practice it.


im around 5 to 6 finger tying and at this point in my life it would take soem serious dedication to swtich to the normal 10 finger


I can type quickly and accurately enough without learning any proper technique that I honestly don't see why I should put the effort in.


In 5th grade I was typing 10x faster than everyone else including the instructor, but wasn't doing "proper touch typing" I'm now at 110 wpm and still type the same way.


Damn dude, tell us your secrets because I could use it.




It's always embarrassing explaining to coworkers who compliment my fast typing skills


My boss: how do you type so fast? Me: ~~Well, see, back in the early 2000's I got really into picking fights on IRC and sometimes you just need to flood people out before they got their words in.~~ I don't know, I thought this was a normal speed ha ha ha.


I'm at the same speed and my secret is that I type 10x more than I speak.


One of the most effective ways to improve your prose: avoid explaining things to your reader. Before: I woke up in an empty room I'd never seen before, still hungover from the night before. From the ceiling hung a single lightbub. I sat up and looked around. Where am I? I thought. After: The light of a fluorescent bulb burned the back of my eyes as I opened them. My head pounded. I sat up and looked around an empty room. Where was I? After After: Fluorescent light burned my eyes as I opened them. My head pounded. I could still taste the alcohol from last night. I sat up and looked around an empty room. Where was I? (Disclaimer: Subject to style/voice you're going for, and takes practice.) Edit: *fluorescent* bulb. Don't comment when tired kids. And yes, I know second can be improved too. Writing can always be improved. Welcome to Editing Hell. ;A; Edit 2: Added After After.


Nice illustration of "Show, Don't Tell" ^((no pun intended))






ja volt!


Building a computer.


It's not even a skill. You just need to know what you need, and it's like putting the circle block in the circle hole


I started in the 90's. Wasn't so easy back then. Your motherboard 'manual' was a 1 page leaflet translated by someone that couldn't speak English. No autodetect nothing. You had to calculate your clockspeed and set the right multiplier jumpers for CPU and memory (this is also how you would overclock it) CPU could go in 4 different ways, so you tried them all and hoped you didn't fry anything, or bend a pin... ...and then we had to walk 2 miles, in the snow, uphill both ways...


Must have been early 90s. I build one in like 98, and it was pretty much the same as it is now


97/98 I got my first motherboard that autodetected CPU and memory and it blew my mind :) IIRC I built my first pc (a 386) in 93/94 - also had to check for IRQ conflicts and manually change them on your expansion cards :)




And it’s also rewarding when you get extremely good at it


Plus you won't die of malnutrition.


After a diet of mashed potatoes and pork chops, I don't think it's true


Just add some greens and you're good to go!


Salt, pepper, olive oil. All of a sudden things are edible. Edit: also, cheap pots and pans SUCK. They'll do far more damage to your cooking confidence than you can imagine.


And, fairly often, pair those with some lemon and/or garlic.


Oh, yea. Garlic. That one is also essential.


damn teach me cause i can't cook for shit


just do it- start simple and it’s ok to fuck up- start with cheap ingredients- make a simple pasta or something


(Sets the water on fire)


Ive seen someone light linguini in fire while on the pot of boiling water. They didnt stir it after putting it in the water, the noodles softened and went over the edge of the pot and lit on fire. I was impressed.


thats just noodles flambee


Solving a Rubik’s cube. Look it up, you can learn how to solve it in no time, and people will always be impressed.


True. It takes only 1 day, and you will always know how to solve it under 2 min


I have learned how to solve rubriks cube years ago but I forgot the last phase/cycle


I never learnt the last phase and it went out of fashion before I got the time or motivation to sit down and learn it.


Basic juggling is something you can learn when you're bored on a weekend.




try hitting yourself in the head three times before juggling. works for me every time


Howwwww harbd duyah hafta hiiiiit yerselpf?




You know that's completely normal, learning to juggle requirds that you get used to the rhytm and paying attention to the right things. When I was thirteen I stood in front of my bed so I didn't have to bend down to pick up balls, took me just under two hours to reliably juggle three balls


I learned to juggle from someone who couldn't. She had been given a book on judging and bean bags, so could explain it, but could not do it if her life depended on it. She explained what she knew to me, and i learned in about an hour.


For myself it's doing voice impressions and accents. All I did was make stupid noises with my voice trying to imitate things. Eventually it worked out and now I can do a vary of many accents and impressions. Takeaway from it all? : just do some stupid noises and you'll be imitating things in no time lol




If your a musician, playing scales really fast tends to impress non-musicians, when in reality it's the most fundamental, straightforward thing you can play.


Good ol' muscle memory.


Repair work on just about any household appliance. YouTube is incredible! After my SO started traveling a LOT for work, I started YouTubing how to fix major appliances- the fridge, the dryer, etc. because they all act up as soon he packs his bags. Most appliance repairs are RIDICULOUSLY easy to learn, especially with a video to learn along with. I’ve started taking the $ saved by not calling a repairman and depositing it into a vacation savings account. Not to mention, I feel like a damn goddess when my kids watch me take apart a refrigerator, diagnose and solve the problem, and then help me put it back together. I love that they’re learning how to work with their hands and see their mom use power tools with ease.


Before learning to drive I always thought it was so complicated and soon realised it really wasn't (manual)


Saying the Alphabet backwards


I learned that when I was 12 cuz a girl could do it. Asked a cop if he wanted to hear it one night during a sobriety check. He said no. I passed.


lol hes like *oh god.... no just go home*


If you had started to say it anyway you might have failed.


Guess first I need to learn how to say it forward


Overrated. Just learn it backwards and everyone assumes you know it forward.


I have failed to secure so many interviews because I could not write this on my resume.


Chopping veg in a circular motion against the knuckle.


Knowing when to shut the fuck up instead of opening your mouth at every given opportunity goes a long way. EDIT: Thank you for the Awards! And to everyone who commented on my post with even more insight on the subject I originally offered!


This is something I've been working on and it's been very rewarding. I started to realize that I was just voicing thoughts to make myself less anxious. Realizing that my thoughts are normal (or at least transient) and that I don't need to validate them all the time by voicing them has been great for my mental well being.


Man I've been scrolling through hundreds of these comments and this one made me laugh. Easily the best one here.


using the signal light on a vehicle to indicate that you are turning


Cracking an egg with one hand. Just give it a try, its unbelievably easy and you can figure it out on your own, its easier than using two hands imo.


Swimming in the ocean. South Africa has a lot of beaches and you're expected to swim far away by the age of 7.


Aren’t there a ton of sharks in there


Sharks are there to ween out the bad swimmers


You don't have to outswim a shark, just don't be the slowest swimmer.


Photography. Get a camera, doesn't even need to be amazing, that can shoot in RAW. Hell, even most phones shoot good quality RAW these days. Then use Lightroom and follow a basic Youtube tutorial. I've had photos used in marketing campaigns by major festivals/events and literally all I did to go from photos that looked like they were taken on a disposable camera to that, was start shooting in RAW and watching a couple of YouTube tutorials on Lightroom that took up less than an hour of my time. People always say how impressive my photos are, but I have to point this out as I have no natural "skill".


Follow rule of 3rds and you instantly become better than 80% of the population!


Don't forget to verify if the horizontal line is horizontal lol. A lot of people ask me to analyse their vacation photos and the amount of photos that have a tilted horizon is unbelievable


I learned how to throat sing (overtone singing) in about an hour. It's really fun to pull out at the DnD table when the party encounters a monk or a hermit. New players *never* see it coming.


Really? If so, I hate you.


Slav dancing, it's very easy when you learn the basics. Just squat and do little jumps.


Sewing. I took it up less than a year ago and make my own clothes. When people compliment my top and I say I made it, it always seems to blow their mind. It's way easier than people think.


Map & compass. It takes *some* work, but really, for the purposes of what you'd mostly do with it, it's fairly easy to learn.


Getting fit. "You're pretty sporty on that bike, you know that? I could never do that!" You can. I was breathing like I'd have asthma and was smoking but if you keep up the training for a while it'll come by itself.


> if you keep up the training for a while That became difficult pretty quick


It gets easier. But you gotta do it everyday. But it does get easier.


What are you doing here?


I started with basically no physical activity, now I can run a few miles nonstop. It took 3 months for the shin splints and heavy breathing to stop, now my muscles start to get sore after 3 miles, but I'm slowly improving.


Riding a motorcycle.


Once you've mastered countersteering without thinking about it you're good to go. That video of the guy about to crash head-on with a truck, trying to steer right by actually steering the handle to the right, thus going left right into the truck, then stopping and trying again, sealing his fate was all it took for me to take my time to learn how to steer. The guy made it alive. Edit: https://youtu.be/VVE79XT8-Mg




Cooking. You can make anything just laying around the fridge- You just need imagination


there is a website where you can type in the ingredients found in your fridge and it will generate a recipe for you edit: have the link now [https://myfridgefood.com/](https://myfridgefood.com/)


I've always found myfridgefood to be quite shit because it tells me I can't cook half the things I could absolutely cook because it considers *Quaker Roasted Quail Toenails* or some other brand name garbage to be an essential ingredient. A lot of the meals also rely on similar things to perform the role of two or more ingredients you might already have. Oh, you want to bake bread? You can't just use baker's yeast and sugar separately, you need Western Family ™ Sugaryeast Premix™! Just use one that doesn't equate to any conventional unit of measurement! edit: Also even if you could convert to real units, it wouldn't matter because they'll use some kind of emulsifier or accelerant that basically completely changes the properties of the yeast.


Training your brain for better control/utilization of the Default Mode Network. All it takes is 5 minutes per day of sitting quietly, breathing in and out, and trying to keep your attention focused on the breath. It is like giving your mental focus "muscles" a workout. It may not be conventionally "impressive" but over time it will give you better control over your mental focus/stamina, emotional responses and sense of self, which will impact literally everything else you put your mind to whether it be relationships or learning new skills or whatever.


So, mindfulness meditation?


No, fellow human, it is booting into the 'Default Mode Network', as written above.




Building a PC. It's just as easy as playing with Legos, but people react like it's rocket science.