I’ve seen people become upset when learning skills.

I’ve watched a student hurl an expensive new airbrush into a concrete wall.

I’ve watched a young skater lie on the ground and explain to everything within shrieking distance that, and I quote, “I can’t DO it!”

I’ve watched more than a few people, sweaty and perplexed, assume that they never could and never will ride a unicycle.

The upset doesn’t come from trying to learn the skill.

I think the upset comes from thinking you were gonna be really, really amazing at it naturally (or supernaturally?), and then discovering that you’re a perfectly normal human who’s gonna need a minute to practice.