## Comment It's easier to think than to do it (Score 1) 126

I was helping my son with his math homework.

It was factoring polynomials: stuff like x^2 + 5x + 6 -> (x+2)(x+3)

He basically had the mechanics down.

He looked at the next problem, and picked up his pencil to start grinding his way into it.

Without thinking, I slapped my hand down on the place where he was about to start writing, and said, "No! It's easier to think than to do it."

And he thought, and he wrote down the answer.