This diagram sums up my week. But according to Strike, I possess a "special character." At least I have that going for me, which is nice.
The ignorance of the person just beginning the study of a subject has a special character. It is not just that the novice is ignorant of the facts and theories of the subject matter; the student is also ignorant of the principles that govern thought about the subject matter. He does not know what the problems of the field are, he does not know what approaches to take to solve a field's problems, and he does not know how to identify a reasonable solution to the problem.
—from Chap 3 of Liberty and Learning by Kenneth Strike