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Comment author: primemountain 28 August 2012 06:49:01PM 3 points [-]

ugh fields huh? Tnx for the term, i just called them walls, especially tnx for how to brake them, been trying for 8 months to demolish them all, one by one. Not sure if this will contribute but here is an example of how one of my fields was made. I was never good with my hands. My writing is not nice and my drawings are pitiful. I can do technical drawings with rulers but I disliked it. Then I go to a university. I pass math and all the other major subjects with ease. I do ok on drawing subjects(this is civil engineering so you have to know how to draw precisely) Wherever I am allowed to draw using computer support to avoid drawing by hand I excel. Except for one subject. They insist on drawing by hand. I spend weeks drawing and no matter what I do it is not good enough, I listen at classes and try and try fail so much. So a fail the class that time, and then I learn: that the teachers who were holding it are mere students from a higher year because the actual teacher was abroad getting a masters degree. And the reason I could not pass? Because I listened to them. Everybody who copied or cheated passed and they call it easy, I suffered because the 2 teachers could not agree how it was supposed to be done to the point of arguing it right in front of me. So I failed for trusting in my teachers and working hard. And here it starts, because I am so revolted that I do not think of the subject for 2 years to come to a point where I can not get a degree because of one lousy drawing class that I know how to do but just can not seem to make myself do. And the flinch has only become stronger as I pull it out of a unconscious flinch to a conscious one because at this point I start having headaches when I think about it. I have noticed this in relation to various other tasks that I rarely consider and take it as a sign: If my head hurts, I must be doing something right, and in truth many smaller fields have fallen, this is one of the big 3 I’m fighting right now. Though I am not sure they are ugh field any more since my conscious mind has recognized them and the flinches are no longer unnoticed, but you can only push yourself to change so much every day. Sry if there are any spelling errors, or if the format is not good, my first post here.

Comment author: Alicorn 28 August 2012 07:04:14PM *  7 points [-]

Sry if there are any spelling errors, or if the format is not good, my first post here.

Prolonged participation here does have some effects, but it's probably best to improve your spelling and grammar in other contexts, since we don't have an unusual standard in that regard (just unusual adherence to the standard). Please rely less on abbreviations and be more careful with sentence structure.