The first time I laid my curious hands on the Rubik’s cube was a disaster. I might have been around 11 or 12 years old when my parents with full of hope, eagerly presented me with a Classic Rubik’s cube for my birthday. I was not really impressed but nevertheless the inquisitive part of me took over. So, I enthusiastically grabbed the cube and decided, “I’ll be the master of it.” Little did I know then, that I’m going to miserably fail at it or sooner than later give it up for years.
As the days went by, I began to like the Rubik’s cube lesser and lesser. Also, I was too stubborn to take any expert’s tips or tricks and as always wanted to do it my way. Gradually, it felt heavier and monstrous in my worn out hands (*sigh*). Besides, it was a 3×3 Rubik’s cube which was not the size of my palm, instead my hand. I suppose my parents bought me the one that was gigantic (reflecting their expectations for me to succeed). After all, I was still determined to solve this mysterious and exasperating cube solely through my own efforts and capacity to decipher.
After days of turning it back and forth, thought I have it all figured out when I managed to get one side of the cube right. Unfortunately, I’d no clue as to how to proceed further without unscrambling the solved side. In due course, I unwillingly turned to google and youtube for help. As you guessed it, all those so called simple algorithms that could solve the cube in a fraction of a second made no sense to me. Then, there came a moment, when I felt extremely mad and frustrated at the cube for refusing to align itself. So I tossed it deep among other junks in the storage box and never looked for it again.
Until, after a year or so, I stumbled upon that irksome object in the course of cleaning my selves. Even then, after a moment of hesitation, I picked it up with the same old determination that was unlikely to persist. This time, I unraveled the mystery of what lies within Rubik’s cube. In simple terms, I dissected the cube into pieces and was content on having seen the cube inside out!