Do you know the secret behind most magic tricks?
Teller, of Penn and Teller fame, explains:
“You will be fooled by a trick if it involves more time, money, and practice than you (or any other sane onlooker) would be willing to invest.”
Turns out the secret behind most people who make “magic” (not just magicians) is their willingness to do something so tedious that the effect appears to be magic.
I found this link in the Dense Discovery newsletter