Some skills are highly specialized.
Others are very general.
Since our mind-body systems have to follow the laws of economics, we have to maximize our efficiency.
The most “expensive” part of our body is our brain.
By weight, it burns more calories than every other part.
So there a lot of “efficiencies” built in.
Thinking patterns that save on energy.
Sometimes these help, sometimes they don’t.
They help when we learn something enough so that we can do it without thinking.
Other things, like leftover instincts, can get in the way.
Irrational fears, memories that don’t help is any more.
Just like on your computer, it can help to periodically go in and clean up the junk cluttering up your “hard drive.”
One of the weird things about human creativity is that things seem super easy in retrospect, but looking forward they can seem impossible.
Inventions, for example, seem totally blatant AFTER they are invented.
But for some reason, it took a LONG TIME for people to invent them.
For example, something like a stirrup seems totally obvious.
Little straps attached to the saddle of a horse, so you could keep your balance.
But people fought on horseback for over a thousand years before somebody thought to invent the stirrup.
But once they did, it changed everything.
Plenty of inventions are like that.
Dead simple, yet out of reach at the same time.
Those who “stumble” across these inventions can sometimes make billions.
But even if you don’t want to be an inventor, or even a business person, being able to train your brain to see things others can’t will be very helpful.
It can also make your life a lot easier.
There may be HUGE opportunities right in front of your nose that you can’t see.