I do agree.Information gained with little or no effort is not valued. If it takes nothing to get it, you lose nothing by not using it.
I do agree.I've said it before, and I will undoubtedly say it again - Being forced to take it slow and study what you purchase is a good thing. Being poor or unable to get your hands on every resource right away, is a good thing. If you get too much, too quickly, you won't respect it and you won't learn it thoroughly.
And that is my WHOLE POINT.
If anyone is serious abt magic, they WILL HAVE to start taking it slow. Admittedly, I started, not with YT, but with other internet sites. And then, believe me when I say nobody had RECOMMENDED me, but I still felt that I love this thing, I wanna learn more, so I need to purchase books. And good ones. And learn from them...to become infinitely better.
So if someone wants to be really good, ALL roads to that 'goodness' will lead to being more serious and purchasing books and other stuff not available for free.
And that is EXACTLY what I keep repeating. Those 'magicians' who don't do that are not serious abt magic. So how does exposure affect us when bad magicians get weeded out (bad as in those who only rely on YT stuff and don't wanna practice anything well) and the laymen who view exposure...they too don't remember the priniciples taught, aaaaand, the better secrets are not taught!
Where does the harm step in?
Real talk here - are you really concerned that our methods of giving out information are impractical, or are you frustrated that we're not giving you what (think) you want?
If that's what I want, I should get out from here real fast...because secrets are not the stuff discussed here
But I don't plan on doing so...
So that means?
Also, I am concerned the least abt either of the 2 things you mentioned. Anyone is allowed to give away information anyhow they want to, that's not for me to judge.
The only thing am concerned about (or to be honest, am not concerned too much abt that either...because it doesn't matter if I am, what is happening won't stop) is the amount of hate YT is getting for just introducing people to more and more magic.
We must agree to differ on out ideas about laziness and righteousness.Sorry - missed this line the first time.
Yes, people who are lazy will try to take the lazy way, and they will get the lazy results. You are right about that. People who want to do it right, will do it the right way.
But do not underestimate laziness, if you absolutely MUST call it that way.
Bill Gates:-"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
And for that, I thank you. You have been quite a help in reviewing facts and gaining more knowledge.I think asking for help is the right thing to do and I have been one of the people helping you.
Yes, I do understand. And yes, you are wrong. The reason being that I have been introduced to this thread not what you'd say 'early' in my magic education. So I have been doing a whole lot of things over the course of years. Now that I have got some place and some people on whom I can rely to advise what is correct...I ask all that is running through my mind.So I assumed you are learning from the combination of YouTube and books that you defend. Without seeing you perform the multitude of sleights you have asked about, it appears that you are jumping from one sleight to another without mastering it. That is a characteristic of someone who has learned a lot of secrets from YouTube. If I'm wrong, I apologize but you can understand why I jump to that conclusion.
I also typically don't mention when I actually GET a sleight I have been working on or when I actually start working on a sleight SERIOUSLY, so...
Like the time I asked which is better, the bluff pass or the tilt, I got some AMAZING views and insights. And this helped me decide that for my ACR, am gonna incorporate a bluff pass. But that doesn't mean as soon as I saw what people have to say, I ran and began practising the sleight. I asked abt the second deal quite some time back, I started practising it since a week ago or something. Again, sometimes I ask stuff I am currently doing, like the classic pass, the classic palm, and the tenkai palm. See? I treat theory 11 as a resource to guide me the correct way. I DO NOT treat it as a diary to record my sleights and when I learn them. But yes, when I DO start learning something I have asked before, I revisit those threads and look up more of them.
On that front, trying my best to get my hands on them
We agree on that. My sense is that you should spend less time on tutorials and get to the books and quality videos sooner.