Have you ever experienced something like that?
When you can do something that most people think is amazing, watching other people do it is really not amazing. Sitting there in a crowd, while everyone else around me is amazed at the still rings performance that is going on, I wish that I could be amazed. I wish I could applaud whole-heartedly. But all I can really think is "I could have done it better." I wish I could just be proud of the kid for giving it his best shot. But 'amazing' -- and even 'hard' -- is so relative. For me, most gymnastic maneuvers are not too hard. Even things that I can't do personally I've seen done by friends that I'd worked out with since we were tiny. I understand the moves, even if can't do them. I think it's really the mystery factor that explains the difference in perception. If you ca do three digit multiplication in your head before I can snap, well, that's amazing. I know how to do three digit multiplication, and I can probably do it in my head, but it's incomprehensible to me that someone might be able to multiply that quickly. It's mysterious. There must be some trick to it.