Beginner mode is the best mode

As a kid, I used to play lots of videogames, and I hated playing in beginner mode. It made me feel weak and ashamed of my lack of ability.

Beginner mode, after all, is for beginners. And I don't want to be seen as a beginner.

Funny how now I think the precise opposite. Beginner mode is nothing but a reassurance you're trying something new, and want to know the basics so you can evolve. It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of broadening your range of activities. It means you're learning.

It most definitely is not a static mode. That's why there are more advanced modes, so you can challenge yourself to progress and evolve.

Punchline?

It's really ok if you want to be seen as an expert; in fact, it's a good sign if you're seen as one.

Just don't panic when suddenly someone who never stopped training and relentlessly playing in beginner mode happens to skyrocket past you.