Does the below image scare you?
How about this one?
Many people have no idea how to work that 3rd pedal on the left, let alone use a stick at the same time. Well to compound your fear, or maybe to give you auto enthusiasts a raging brain-boner, here's a great old video of how a manual transmission works. It's an excellent watch and may bring back a bit of nostalgia for some of the older car nuts. Enjoy!