Even today, I still hate the asshole that first introduced me to pointers.
Instead of saying
“this is the coolest thing since sliced bread”
(which, by the way, it is.. you can do amaaaaaazing evil cool shit with it. Don’t let anyone tell you different)
the A-Hole said something like
“there is a thing called pointers, these are incredibly hard to do and it’s ok if you don’t get it, but you’ll have to try and get it anyway because you have to be able to do this, but its difficult and scary and hard.”
And that was in higher IT education.
Mercifully, I don’t remember exactly who it was, though honestly, I probably just repressed the memory.