Not a dumb question. You dont have to worry about getting ridiculed for questions here like you would at other forums.
As for your statement, you need to gain a fundamental understanding of the games, so you definitely need to do some form of learning. This can be through reading, watching coaching videos, reviewing hands, working out theory, or ideally, all of the above. Some people are either naturally talented at poker and can "feel" when a play is wrong, or are a complete genius. Most people do not qualify in either category and need to study the game in order to progress. Once you learn new concepts, you certainly need to put in the hands to see how they apply.
Lower games are harder because no one folds is a complete myth. In general, its people who bluff too much or dont get enough value on their good hands that make statements like these. Poker is not about who wins the most pots or how often you can bluff your opponent. It is ending up with the most money at the end of the day.