In a few days, joy and wonder will be everywhere. Guitars, guns, and all sorts of presents will be presented. Anticipation will abound. After a few sessions, where fingers become sore from pressing strings and loading magazines, reality will set in. And, one of three things will probably happen.
- The guitar or gun will be stuffed in the closet, only to be withdrawn in exhibition.
- The guitar or gun will be sold to finance some other endeavor.
- An serious effort will be made to learn how to use the thing.
This effort to learn can start with a book or video. Even more popular today, Google will offer advice on how to become proficient with your new toy. Interestingly, going to school is rarely considered. This is odd since we wake our children every morning and send them out the door to learn. As much sense as school makes, it seems adults regard it as a last resort.