Why I Don't Use Tutorials

21 nov 2017
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I sometimes feel tutorials and articles can scare people away. I share my opinion on the topic.
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  • Mike: I don’t like tutorials Mike in 2020: *SKILLSHARE!*

    Rayaan HabibRayaan HabibPirms 29 dienām
  • Yup its what kept me doing soo many things

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  • You know, you're right. I never thought of it this way. I always tried to find as many resources on something as possible- for me it's language learning. I kept running into confusion as people tried to explain things six different ways, until I just dove in and started to figure it out, asking questions where I needed to. This didn't overload me with unnecessary information that would scare me out of trying to learn for *months* at a time. Thank you.

    BonesBonesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Need of the hour..

    Mr. BiswasMr. BiswasPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • This is why I like watching you when learning a skill. Seeing it from a beginners perspective and them being confused I can just watch what they are doing to learn but it’s not overwhelming and I get someone to relate too like when I learned to spin a Basketball or dice stacking or card spring

    Turtle HumanTurtle HumanPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Does it also apply when learning math or theoretical concepts? Btw, inspiring vid, thanks for the info.

    alexandei lingadalexandei lingadPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Imagine... This video is sponsored by skillshare

    Valentin BorisovValentin BorisovPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • But what to do if you are already got too much info

    TuvshinTuvshinPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Tutorials all tend to give very shallow information that you will gather within 20 minutes of attempting said challenge.

    Jarthen GreenmeadowJarthen GreenmeadowPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Anyone else spent waaaay too much time looking at the adorable cat on the right?

    Windette TMWindette TMPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • This is exactly the video i needed

    ShawnShawnPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Lol the golf part was funny

    SebastianSebastianPirms Gada
  • So... does mike ever give any insight into his approach to learning things so quickly? Otherwise this show pretty much just seems like a lot of showing off

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  • Learn quick Memories the name of all yore patrons

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  • My man thenx was in the video

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  • 3:43 Me when I try something new:))

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  • Hey bro, your cats is very high. lmao XD

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  • I thought the thumbnail said “why I don’t use tortillas” and I never clicked so fast on a random LVworld recommendation haha I wasn’t disappointed though

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  • Whenever he searched on LVworld and showed us how to do a muscle up I saw his video on to do a muscle up

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  • There are some skills where this makes sense and some where it doesn't. For example, you shouldn't learn to paraglide, shoot guns or do electrical work without some guidance first. Even weightlifting can injure you if you don't learn the correct form before jumping in.

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  • OFFICIALTHENX is actually good

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  • yeah, the information overload is crazy in these days and age.

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  • Gotta love how at 2:55 when Mike is decrying the overabundance of tutorials, he actually scrolls past HIS OWN!

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  • Maybe if you read to much about it before starting, you erase the confidence boost that the noobs have when they know nothing. Just like the saying from Mark Twain "They did not know it was impossible so they did it"

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  • thenx's tutorial on muscle ups is really good, tho

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  • When I read tutorials, they make me feel discouraged, they make simple things seem so much harder than they really are

    William WhiteWilliam WhitePirms Gada
  • Actually strongly disagree, but i guess as long as it works for you, do whatever you feel works best. I just don't want people to think this is the "right" way.

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    • You are an idiot

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  • U r a legend

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  • Lol this was on the up next videos on youtube imgur.com/a/H4YZuWj

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  • your face in the thumbnail lmao

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  • Now he promotes skillshare and makes tutorials 😂

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  • I'm here for the cat next to him

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  • i think i lucked into one of the right tutorial for a muscle up because it showed up on my feed after i saw you video, ...well after i saw your video, tried a muscle up and realized how long i have to go before ill be able to achieve my goal then it showed up on my feed. (its the video with the black guy in it, that you showed in your clip montage) he showed me some stuff that i was doing wrong that i can change to leverage myself as i progress, but i dont know if i would have found that information as useful, or even picked up on it if i hadn't tried before hand.

    Oscar HealyOscar HealyPirms 2 Gadiem
  • oh that "yas" shirt is a 11/10

    OliSWOliSWPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Try to do brainvita without tutor subscribe if you like my idea

    Adwitya VyasAdwitya VyasPirms 2 Gadiem
  • So why you used Rubik's cube tutorial

    Adwitya VyasAdwitya VyasPirms 2 Gadiem
    • That's a joke

      Adwitya VyasAdwitya VyasPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Can you learn a ring roll ? if you want

    小火龍小火龍Pirms 2 Gadiem
  • Mike you should learn how to juggle 5 balls. Would love to see how you approach it and how long it will take.

    Joel PaleyJoel PaleyPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Y A S

    Adam OpieAdam OpiePirms 2 Gadiem
  • I feel exactly that way when I find a guitar playing tutorial. They always repeat it all the time and talk about every note and how it relates to the others... I just want to see the song played with the fingerboard visible!

    VojifeVojifePirms 2 Gadiem
  • I thought the point was to learn without watching tutorials

    Armed Starfish20Armed Starfish20Pirms 2 Gadiem
  • You should try to learn to rope, it’s very popular here in Wyoming, try learning to heel rope a dummy, use a 35’ heeling rope, or if you want, learn to head rope a cow. It requires a lot of muscle memory, dexterity, and persistence. Cheers!

    Caleb BorgCaleb BorgPirms 2 Gadiem
  • But what if you learn something but the technique isn't right? Or if you're not doing it the 'proper' way? Wouldn't it be better to just learn it correctly from the beginning

    Sanju RayanSanju RayanPirms 2 Gadiem
  • uses rubik's cube tutorials

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  • That cat on your left really wants to be pet :3

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  • Good point... there's actually quite alot of stuff that I've said "fuck it" to before ever trying it after looking into it and seeing how incredibly complicated it seems.

    SarcasmSarcasmPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Good advice, especially in a world where there's almost never a thing that no one else knows how to do

    Enzo M.Enzo M.Pirms 2 Gadiem
  • Thank you so much for this video. I needed it.

    Sam BlaisdellSam BlaisdellPirms 2 Gadiem
  • That golf one made me laugh I can sympathize because I have also played golf and have that same feeling

    Harry BHarry BPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Do you realise you've just created a tutorial on how to learn to do stuff?)

    Airat KAirat KPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Please learn to whistle loudly without using fingers in your mouth.

    Matt ChampionMatt ChampionPirms 2 Gadiem
  • I so badly wona pet that cat

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  • 3:50 🐱 CAT

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  • It is basically education system nowadays, something as simple as cooking an instant noodle, the education system wants you to follow "this" method of cooking or otherwise if you follow your parent's methods, then you're wrong. Even if your parents ate instant noodle since they were a child.

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    • And also basically overcomplicating simple things that could be explained by a 7 years old

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  • Good points you raise there! 👍😀

    Ian McMillanIan McMillanPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Been there mate, sheer honesty, that is why I am subscribed to your channel.

    Rajat Kumar SinghRajat Kumar SinghPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Also, thumbs up for catto

    DarwishEGDarwishEGPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Or wing suit jumping

    DarwishEGDarwishEGPirms 2 Gadiem
  • Learn kite surfing

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  • Poor Chris Heria 😂😂😂😂

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  • you should have watched a thenx video for muscle ups xD

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    • Ohh okey u did xD

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  • One Thing: Watch tutorial for Backflips. Otherwise you maybe do something really wrong and bam you broke it neck. The rule doesn't apply to everything

    Noel FriedrichNoel FriedrichPirms 2 Gadiem
  • This is very good advice! Anxiety does get worse if you go through explanations, in some cases! It does not apply to everything though (i.e. more high level technical stuff like programming) But to things like drawing or that require basic motor function that you improve with actual practice, yeah! Once you have managed to overcome that first naked step, and after some practice, if you want to improve at said skill, do watch tutorials! watch them even if you are very good at something, its possible to always learn something new!

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  • You are amazing and positive man

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  • Literally suggestes a tutorial next to this vid

    UtfigyiiUtfigyiiPirms 2 Gadiem
  • You can’t go wrong with Chris Heria

    James McLaughlinJames McLaughlinPirms 2 Gadiem
  • very good cat. just a lovely little cat right there

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  • I suspect that safety concerns could be a problem with some skills. Some of the risks are not obvious.

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  • HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH Braaaah..... thanks fot the laughs..

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  • 3:50 yep, adhd

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  • I make diys for inspiration tho

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  • 3:15 the suite life anyone?

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  • Official thenx was in this video

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  • Learn to yoyo!

    DaveTheRaveDaveTheRavePirms 2 Gadiem
  • 12,000th like and 1,200th comment wtf

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  • The cat is trying to watch or read the useless "HOW TO" LOL!

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  • _Yas_

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  • You used tutorials for rubik's cube

    Ark70Ark70Pirms 2 Gadiem
  • yea fuck golf

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  • That cat

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  • great point of view. to much info. we have that problem..u know.m

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  • That's why you need to find who's good at teaching what you need to learn.

    Bojan RONDRASBojan RONDRASPirms 2 Gadiem
  • U prooved nothing is impossible...I'm a fan of u From India

  • learn to skydive

    Laurynas JageloLaurynas JageloPirms 2 Gadiem
  • tbh I dont like tutorials because they take more effort to find than to just start the goddam thing one wants to do

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  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣 this is how I feel

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  • I fuckin love this dude

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  • Read the title.. Read the thumbnail text.. Video done.

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  • After failing at golf, prove all the tutorials wrong! Break 80!

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  • what a cute cat

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  • You should still look at tutorials and Videos of professionals so you know how your form is supposed to be. You can get seriously hurt from lots of exercises if you dont know proper form.

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  • great video. what is the artist who made those paint on the wall ?

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  • teespring.com/no-title-just-heard-someone-wa#pid=2&cid=2122&sid=back Someone needs the quote on a shirt lol

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  • TBH the ThenX toturial was pretty fucking good.

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  • LVworld Tutorials are good but you are to choose one which fit to you and stick to it, otherwise you're right, too much information kill the process or learning !

  • Tutorials are like games tutorials.. after you finish them, you still need to learn everything by yourself lol

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  • Oh my you showed thenex I love that channe

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  • Hellow mike boyd can you try some yoyo tricks

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  • Learn how to do pen tapping

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