I was having one of my teeth fixed over the last weekend. When I was in the Dr.’s room sitting in the dental chair with my mouth widely opened and the Dr. was repairing my tooth like a mechanic repairing a car going under it, I had this wild thought all of a sudden. What would happen if professionals like Dr.’s forget their basics? Anything could happen right? I think in some profession basics cannot be ignored at any cost. In fact it doesn’t work at all. And if you think about it, basics are like how you struggle initially to learn bicycling but once it is registered in your subconscious mind it all works like magic as though you were born hardwired with the skill. But the time it is all getting registered in the subconscious mind a lot of focus, attention, commitment and care is needed. At the time of learning, it all looks too hard and weird. Irrespective of any profession basics are quite important. It is unfortunate that most of the college pass outs that join the IT industry seem to be directly getting engaged into advanced topics. It might be easy to refer a book, search the net and copy paste but on the long run it is not going to help one grow in this profession. There is a saying that nails pinned into a tree when it is young cannot be removed when it has grown. Similarly basics are the foundation to any advanced concepts irrespective of any profession. It is worth putting effort to nail them down into your subconscious mind so that it can act like a magic whenever you need without conscious effort.
Look at my other foundation stone posts.