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The longer I work in IT, the better I understand that most people consider what I do magic, voodoo and witchcraft.

Pretty much anything that anyone does competently and seemingly without effort is considered magic, voodoo, and witchcraft by folks to don't have similar skills. Much of this appearance is because the Magical Person has a whole lot of experience and has already gone through the learning curve.

Common situation from my career: I got asked a novel, difficult question. It took me a few hours to figure out what the question was, what was going on, and how the situation should be handled. I looked like an ordinary, pedestrian, possibly sub-average employee.

Then 4 or 5 times during the next few weeks, the *same* question or a minor variant would come to me from a different source, and I could answer off the top of my head. Those last 4 or 5 times, I looked like an effing genius. Or like I was doing witchcraft, whatever.

Same thing for you, except your learning curve was so long ago you don't even remember struggling with it.

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