Student or Learner
The psychology of sin is that we imagine things to be more difficult than they really are, just as Adam imagined the forbidden fruit to be sweeter than all the others. He had one mitzvah, of a few hours’ duration, and he still blew it. No doubt, it would be the same for us even if all of Judaism were reduced to one easy commandment. We would still complain and find it too hard.
How could "still" come with simple past?