The way you talk about it sounds like me when I talk about music. Some things come to some people naturally while others have to learn them using the dryest, most textbook-way. I can’t explain things I do naturally to people who can’t do it and looking at music textbooks and teacher explanations just makes it look more complicated to me. But it does help others develop. I guess people just learn different things in different ways depending on what predispositions they were born with.
In my humble opinion, Computational Thinking is like Systems Thinking carried out to Computer Science problems. You want to recognize the complete of the trouble and the interrelation amongst its elements to offer a dependable solution.