“I’m not good with technology”

Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc

Michael Keaton plays this brilliant scene of ordering fast food for the first time. He is dumbfounded by the fact that food can appear so quickly and doesn’t understand that you just throw away the wrapper and eat it wherever you want.

In a lot of ways, that is many of us when introduced to new technology. Slack can seem overwhelming when you are using it for the first time. And so is driving automatic transmission if you were used to stick or embracing a new meat substitute.

There is always something new to learn. What brings me solace is the fact that everyone who wants to learn something new has to start from square one. (If you are going to learn to ride a bike, you are going to fall.) The good news is most of the things we learn make us feel incompetent at the beginning around others. Much less harmful than skinning our knees but way harder to commit to since we don’t like to feel exposed.

We really like the feeling of knowing what is going on.