At the risk of sounding incredibly dumb, here are some things that for the life of me I Just Don't Understand.
-Math. To clarify -- I understand how to add and multiply and all that stuff. I understand Algebra I, but it starts to get hazy after there. I've made okay grades so far, but me and math are not buddies, and I honestly cannot see myself having a profession where math is very important.
-Most science. While we're on the subject of academics, I thought I'd tack this one on. Likewise, I did okay in Biology last year, but there is a lot of information there, and it's all happening on such a small level that it makes it kind of hard to comprehend. At least Bio is interesting and relevant. I'm going to have Chemistry this fall and I'm not excited. Why is learning about atomic levels and isotopes and all that jazz important for the 99% of us who are not going to be chemists? And even less thrilling is the prospect of Physics, which is pretty much just math.
-Why some people continually misspell words or make the same grammar mistakes. Sure, everyone slips up from time to time, but it's kind of annoying to repeatedly read paragraphs containing phrases like 'your coming, right?' and 'you're blog is awesome' and the like. I mean, it's perfectly normal to make a mistake once or twice, but after that, you'd think they'd learn...
-War, what good it does, and how fighting and killing accomplishes anything. The end.
-How to fishtail braid. I've tried like 20 times with like 20 different tutorials, all to no avail. I think I don't have enough fingers or hair or brain cells or something.
-Why we have three jars of peanut butter in our pantry...
-Time. How it all melts together and fuzzes our memory, how it speeds up and slows down without ever really changing.
-Why people smoke. It is so disgusting to me. I really don't get why anyone would want to inhale toxic substances...pollute the planet...and make other people gag. In what universe is that cool? I understand that it is addictive and hard to quit once you get started, but why would you start in the first place?
-HTML. It looks like Gobbledegook to me. I know enough to do stuff like change the post title font size and bold things when you hover over them, but that's about it. I'm okay with that, though; I can't do everything.
-Politics. I mean, I understand some of it, but a lot goes over my head. I know I'm young and whatnot, but I don't know if I want to understand it all.
-WHY IT NEVER RAINS HERE. :(
-In the words of the Matt Lewis (who plays Neville Longbottom in HP, for those of you sadly unaware): "There was a lot of running. I don't like running. I don't understand why people run."
I think that is a good one to end on.
I had a lot of (unexpected) fun writing this post. And this is just a small list; I could probably go on for a few more hours. What are some things you do not understand?