in shorthand-related boards, I often see someone who is asking advices to choose a shorthand and, among other criteria, there is always a shorthand that is easy. Each time, I’m surprised because, for me, shorthand is not the kind of thing that can be considered as difficult: there are rules and you apply these rules. There may be a lot of abbreviations but, as they concern words that come back rather often, they are quickly learned and your writing gains in comfort and clarity.
To really master a shorthand, it may take time but unless it’s a career goal, it seems to me there’s no reason to feel under pressure to quickly learn.
So, what do you think, has the shorthand you’re currently using been difficult to learn? 🙂