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January 11th, 2013, 13:06
Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Well…not always. Mrs Coaster is always the one who reads the instructions to set up the DVD player/build the cabinet whereas I'm the one who randomly presses stuff and sticks things in other things to see what happens. "Learning by doing", I like to call it - my wife prefers to call it "learning by breaking it".
I do both.

I don't know HOW I do it, but I can kind of "feel myself into" any technical device. Something's in me able to work it out by simply "feeling [myself] into it" and by simply watching it.

I know from a friend that her daughter learned swimming simply by people doing it. At once, she knew how to do it. I assume that her mirror neurons are very well developed.

The more sensitive a person is, the more likely it is that this works, I assume.

And there are actually a few very rationally thinking women.
When I was learning programming, in my class there were a few women as well - all of them proved to be the best programmers of the whole class !

What women often have what men do not have, is Intuition. Women decide often via Intuition.

Problem ist : Intuition is not acting after rational patters. At least not that I know of.

Hence it is far more difficult to understand for a rationally thinking man.

However, Intuition can be a great tool, lso. It can be trained, and learning to listen to it can be trained, too.

My own intuition often surprised me to be much more exact and working things out much better than I had imagined.

Last Sunday I went to a small, private lecture of Authors I know (they are moe or less friends of mine). I didn't know the area very much … - I knew an area / quarter which was located a good deal apart from that, and decided to park the car there and wander to the place where it was scheduled to be.

Instead I drove through the quarter, entered 1-3 other quarters, had to turn around at least once, but at least knew the rough direction where I had to go to.

I drove purely by direction and by my intuition.

I did so, because my experiences had told me that I could trust my intuition.

As it turned out, I had finally parked the car only a few hundred metres away from the house, in the midtst of an area/quarter where I had never been in my life before.

Once again my Intuition and my sense of direction had surprised me. They had - combined ! - worked much more precise than I had ever imagined.

And, by the way, a recent scientific study says that *all* children have a built-in sense of direction … - But that gets mangled over via our education, especially by our "left/right" system.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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