There are many things we might find difficult making sense of, just as there are other things that we sort of understand but turn our brains into mush if we think about them too long.
After Redditor TryAgainAt10AM asked the online community, "What do you genuinely not understand?" people decided to just forget about the potential embarrassment and speak out.
There's no such thing as a stupid question.
"I was really good..."
I was really good at maths at school until Year 10 when we hit a topic called 'Numbers and Proof'.
It was about proving that the answer to an equation was definitely right.. I think? I don't really know, because I never understood a single thing the teacher said that whole term.
"The process of thought..."
The process of thought, how we can make so many decisions in a split second. Internal dialogue is crazy. Does everyone have the same sort of inner thoughts? Do animals have internal dialogue? When I think about it, it blows my mind.
"You sit on the highway..."
Traffic. You sit on the highway driving 3mph thinking "Hmm must be a wreck ahead" then you get clear of the traffic and there was never any clear reason or cause for the traffic.
"I have emotions..."
I have emotions, I experience emotions, but they don't permeate every part of my life, and I often think everyone else is overly emotional, when it's probably me just lacking emotional range...
How anyone learns to read. When I try to break it down it just seems so crazy and impossible. "See this shape? It sounds like this. Or like this. Or sometimes like this. Actually, sometimes it doesn't make any sound at all. Got it? Great! Now here's 25 more of them."
But 4 year olds are doing it! Insane.
"Any kind of abuse..."
Any kind of abuse I have no idea how you can hit someone/something without a huge amount of guilt.
"People who take personal offence..."
People who take personal offence when your taste in music/movies/food/ whatever differs from theirs. I went to college with a guy who listened to exclusively classic rock. Great genre, totally get it. Except he would get legitimately angry when someone put on rap in the car or wanted to sing pop at karaoke. Refused to work with a friend of mine in a group project because she loved techno, said her opinions would never matter because obviously something was wrong with her. Why can't you just let people enjoy the shit they like?
"How I spend hours..."
How I spend hours making a perfectly curated list of shows I want to watch on Netflix but when I actually have time to watch them, none of them sound appealing and I end up deleting most of the items off the list I spent hours making.
How language developed. Obviously it did but I just can't fathom how. I just picture cavemen men walking and pointing to things and grunting.
"How perfect strangers..."
How perfect strangers make small talk, and how they know when to end the conversation without it dragging on awkwardly.
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