The crutch that is, “But these kids today, they grow up with this stuff,” still happens too frequently. Some are growing old leaning on this excuse.
Let me invite you back to your own past, to your toddler years. You probably played with every button and dial you could find.
Maybe it was that old Fisher-Price toy that spoke back to you in a, “Moooo” or a “Baa-a-a-a” sound. Or your dad’s 10-key adding machine that spit out paper if you hit the right buttons.
Or the television dial. Buttons on the car radio. Keys on the typewriter. Magnets on the fridge. Imagination plus imitation.
I’ve had people younger than I say they don’t get this stuff like the kids do. And when we ask the kids how they know this stuff, they shrug their shoulders. They’re comfy with technology, not savvy. Get likewise.
The savvy will come when you adapt with curiosity.
“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” – Barbara Sher
Happy (and Curious) Learning