When things that should be easy are not.
… like, trying to write a note in notepad and seeing (Not Responding) instead …
I notice that this kind of thing is the cause of more frustration (and in my case, rather quickly converted to rage), and yet, I wonder why.
Over the weekend, my wife and son dug out a portrait someone had drawn of them a few years ago. It was a fairly decent likeness, so I knew it couldn’t have been done by me (since I cannot draw), and yet, it was. I had drawn it a few years ago during one of those periods when I decided I had to try to learn to draw. It does not come easily to me. It was a lot of work. And yet, it wasn’t too bad.
Why should it be easy?
Why should I expect things to be easy?
Just because there are a number of things that do come easily to me, and those are the things I tend to do, because (maybe like most people) I’d rather avoid things that are hard if I can do things that are easy.
But it’s not unreasonable to expect that anything, if done well, should require some degree of effort.
It’s just my laziness.
And when something does not come easily, I get easily frustrated, instead of thinking, why should it be easy, after all? Maybe I should just stop whining and try a little harder. Maybe I should change my expectations.
On the other hand, you’d think that a certain giant software company could make SOMETHING that works, even if it’s only notepad :}