You advance a little bit in the world, and enter middle school. You feel like the big man on campus, because guess what, my friend, you are no longer in elementary school. That's kid stuff. In middle school you learn things like the isosceles triangle, compound-complex sentences, and how to play the flute. This is the big leagues. But then the hard part comes. You have to write an essay about the geography of Africa. The palm start to sweat again, your mind is working in overdrive, and you nervously shift your weight in your desk. Taking a deep breath, you scribble down everything you can think of about Africa, it's Eco-system, and its geography. A week later, you let out a sigh of relief as you see the big red 93 on your test. Good day.
You graduate. Perhaps you attend some college, and possibly even grad school. Well done, you. You recall those days in elementary school trying to compute 12 mulitiplied by 6, and long to go back to the simplicity of it all. Now you are dealing with things such as:
negative b plus or minus the square root of b2 minus 4ac all over 2a. It shocks even yourself that there was in fact an answer to that question. It's interesting that no matter what it is we are learning, it can seem daunting, overwhelming, and can present itself as the hardest question of our lives. Yet, the answers are all there, and as we study, we find them.