Excellent way of putting it.
To try is to lie, after all. I mean, sure, as a 13-year-old or whatever I was, I did have to learn how to socialize with people, how to be responsible, how to dress for success, etc. But, that was a maturity and development issue--at core level, I understood and related to LaVey's writings, and I filled in blanks that baffled in others.
If you really have to *strive* to implement Satanic techniques--meaning, you have to try, and it feels difficult or really awkward-- that's often a sign that you are not really Satanic.
If a Satanist or a Satanic text gives you a new idea and that new idea makes sense to you and you can easily implement the suggestions tied to that, that's different, and you're still in the clear.
"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."
"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!