Look, I pulled up "inability to draw" as simply a thing I can't do. Don't let that undermine the analogy. Some people can't tell when a note is a quarter-pitch off,
like I can, so they won't be able to sing as well as me, and clearly won't be an expert singer. There's no amount of training
that'll fix that either. In fact, some people are just plain tone-deaf, and can't distinguish notes at all.
In fact, that 'tone deaf' thing fits me about drawing. Whether it's a birth defect or
an aquired behavior doesn't matter, but I cannot see pictures. I can't. And I didn't even know that other people could until I was about 20 years old. This is probably why I did so badly in art classes... because when I look at a blank sheet of paper, all I see is a blank sheet of paper. I can hear words, and can feel body movement, but I can't see a durn thing.
If I look around a room, I won't remember a durn thing, unless I tell myself a story about the contents. Then I can remember the story later (or usually a paraphrase), and then I can remember those things.
I don't have internal visual recall, or the ability to hallucinate. I don't. And yes, I've pondered this for the past 20 years.
So perhaps I would have been that third person for your instructor. I'm really that bad. And therefore, I can't draw!
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||