Fundamentals and Reviewing

by Dwayne Phillips

We disdain the review of fundamentals. We disdain fundamentals. We disdain review. I forget why.

Why do we hate it when someone says, “Let’s go back to fundamentals.”

Like, “Let’s review some basics of grammar and punctuation.”

Why do we struggle to say, “Let’s review…anything.”

I forget why.

Oh, wait. That’s it. I need to review because I forget. I wish I remembered everything I knew. I guess I do remember everything I knew as it is still in my brain, but sometimes I can’t seem to access that thing, that fundamental, that whatever it is I think I know but I just can’t seem to…

I guess this is something about ego. I have to admit that I am not perfect. I have to admit that I can’t remember how to spell “their” or is it “thier” I guess that is a case of the “e” before the “i” as the other way around gives a red dotted line under the word. I digress, but I hope this example shows that I hate to admit that I just don’t remember some things that I should.

And it is really annoying when my colleagues don’t remember some things that THEY SHOULD! Alas, I have to remember my failings as well, and I hate to do that.


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Dwayne Phillips

Engineer, computing, consulting, writing, teaching, and a few other things in an effort to make us all better and smarter.