When I tell some of my friends that I cook breakfast every day, I usually get the occasional response of: “Why don’t you just order delivery takeout at McDonald’s?”
Such replies can only come from people that have probably never cooked in their lives. Try asking that question to Gordon Ramsay, and he’ll bitchslap you back with the same response:
– It’s free (sort of). All the ingredients are already in your fridge and kitchen, you don’t have to spend a single cent on overpriced fast food.
– I can probably prepare the ingredients, cook them all, finish my meal, and cleanup the dishes faster than the delivery man takes to arrive.
– Because I enjoy cooking, however simple my dish is. I do it and learn it for the sake of doing so because I enjoy expanding my knowledge.
The third point seems to be one of the hardest things to convince people of. “Doing things just for the knowledge”, and again, I’ll usually get the narrow-minded reply of “but I’ll get knowledge overload”.
There is no such thing as knowledge overload, and there is no such thing as learning too much stuff. All you need to do is change your mindset, and open up your brain. And you’ll never know when what you learn will come back to help you in the future.