Poll: does knowing how something works ruin it for you?
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View poll results: does knowing how something works ruin it for you?
yes, a lot
2 3%
yes, but only a little
12 19%
not at all
14 23%
no, it makes me appreciate it more
34 55%
Voters: 62.
#1
searched and couldn't find anything. do you ever find that knowing how something works kind of ruins it for you? like knowing how sausages are made or knowing how a magic trick works or knowing how a tricky sounding guitar lick is played? i'm sure most of you do, but what are some of the specific things?

i always find it kind of disappointing when you listen to song really complex riff, and then you see that it is actually quite easy to play, knowing kind of takes a lot of the magic out of it.

what about the rest of you?
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#2
no, just no. some things are better left alone.
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#3
Yeah sometimes things get ruined for me like that. I used to think the sound of bending a note to match another note was rad, but then I learned how to do it and it's just 'meh' now.
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#9
I really don't care if a riff sounds complex but then isn't, I care more about how it sounds.
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#10
I don't know, I always try to look at it in the same light, but it is just kind of human nature. I mean, look at chemistry versus magic. When we didn't understand it we called it magic, and were fascinated by it, now that people understand it, people fall asleep when they are told how it all works.
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#11
Not at all. I don't get impressed by a fast guitar lick, because it's stupid really, and knowing how sausages are made is ****ing useless (I don't think there is a lot of magic to knowing how sausages are made anyway), and a magic trick is just a lame magic trick, whether you know how it's done or not.

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I don't know, I always try to look at it in the same light, but it is just kind of human nature. I mean, look at chemistry versus magic. When we didn't understand it we called it magic, and were fascinated by it, now that people understand it, people fall asleep when they are told how it all works.

I'm the opposite.
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#13
As an engineer, I'm trained to take everything apart to see how it works and its actually very interesting most of the time
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#15
Knowing how the Gas Turbine works, or the Rankine Cycle works is quite interesting.

Otherwise, most of the things learned in engineering is a bit boring.
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#16
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Not at all. I don't get impressed by a fast guitar lick, because it's stupid really, and knowing how sausages are made is ****ing useless (I don't think there is a lot of magic to knowing how sausages are made anyway), and a magic trick is just a lame magic trick, whether you know how it's done or not.

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I'm the opposite.


I mean, yeah some people love it, I enjoy chemistry myself, I'm just saying, there's a stigma of the boring Chemistry class for a reason.
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#17
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i always find it kind of disappointing when you listen to song really complex riff, and then you see that it is actually quite easy to play, knowing kind of takes a lot of the magic out of it.

what about the rest of you?


I'm the complete opposite with riffs. If it sounds complex and is actually simple I love how accessable it is.
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#23
It depends. For instance, when I discovered Metallica riffs were actually simple; I was all "Fuck this shit. I need some Death Metal!"
#24
Sometimes. I remember starting with the guitar and learning about simple riffs with added distortion make them sound like something epic kinda disappointed me, but right now I care more about the structure and overall sound of a song than just its complexity...

about the whole science thing, it always fascinated me and knowing how it works makes me even more fascinated because it allows me to reproduce the phenomena and amaze others with "my magic"
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#27
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