In creative pursuits, the appearance/feel of simplicity is made possible through long, boring hours of mucking through complexity/imprecision.


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  1. This applies to more than just creative pursuits! I play recreational hockey, and I’m not very good at it. Occasionally I’ll see a player who played at a professional or even semi-professional level skating. What looks easy for them is the result of years of playing, practice, physical conditioning, training, etc.

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  2. I feel that this is particularly true for cooking… all you have to do is watch Gordon Ramsay yell at a chef for failing to make basic scrambled eggs.

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  3. There’s no getting around those ten thousand hours. Of course, if after all the hours of complicated, one hasn’t reached simplicity, don’t quit your day job.

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