I'm in my late 30s, not that old. From this perspective at least. As a young child I heard about the importance of the three Rs. Of course in this form, reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, while charming, are hardly helpful to a developing child. Yet, we can't argue with the importance of all three. With two, writing and reading, I excelled. Arithmetic, I didn't. Funny, because I use math much more than I ever thought I would and am forcing myself to be better at it.
For argument, here are 4 Rs for successful magic:
And lets add a fifth.....Repeat
In fact, they are just not for magic tricks.