So my son was watching me work in the shop today. I was fixing some cracks on my skid steer bucket. He wanted to feel the weld. He is 10.
I told him not to touch it as it is hot and he will get burned badly. He looked at it with that look that kids get of "I wonder how got it could really be......" I told him. I did my part. I could have walked away and laughed at him when he tested it and burned himself.
Instead, I took the time to show him a cool spot on the bucket, and then showed him to slowly slide his finger along the bucket towards the weld. His finger was well away from the weld when he pulled it away. Then I spit on where his finger was, and spit on the hot welded spot. My point is that I communicated in an effective manner so that learning occured.
I did not just tell him my perception of THE ONE AND ONLY FINAL ANSWER AND EXPECT HIM TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.
Not everyone wants to succeed. Many of us are perfectly content dreaming.