Sometimes as humans we believe that we are capable of doing everything either by learning it by way of formal education or doing something through the trial and error method. Let’s talk about the trial and error method here, shall we?
As we all know, the trial and error method is one of life’s most fundamental efforts at solving problems. The way to go about it is to attempt at something repeatedly till you get it right. It often works in simple situations and games. Also the trial and error method is generally an attempt to find one solution and can proceed where there is no need to learn much about the subject for which you are attempting to find the solution. The trial and error method may work sometimes but not always. Generally, this method (got tired of writing trial and error, so we shall call it ‘this method’ from now on’) has been used by chemists to find new drugs such as antibiotics by randomly trying all sorts of chemicals until they find the one with the desired effect.
What if you apply this method to doing something complex (at least to a noob it may seem complex) related to IT? Well, out of umpteen number of attempts you might get it right or you might never get it right. Which brings us to another question; when should we quit attempting this method in this kind of situation? The answer, my friend, would most probably be, before your computer crashes and you say goodbye to all your precious data.
Sometimes, there should be a warning like they do at videos which show dangerous stunts: “Do not attempt this at home. It has been performed by professionals under a controlled environment.” Somethings in life are just not meant to be attempted or even if you do attempt it, give it up while you’re ahead and maybe applaud yourself for attempting to do something you’ve never done before.