This is nonsense! In many ways, learning to trade options is easier than learning to trade stocks. Think of it like this; there are only two types of options, puts and calls. Puts allow you to bet that the price on a security is going down, and calls allow you to make money when the price of of your equity goes up. Pretty simple, right? And if you limit the number of securities on which you trade options, you make things even easier on yourself.
An option is a contract that gives the owner the right to buy or sell a specific underlying security, for a certain price, for a set period of time. Each contract usually relates to 100 shares of stock; 1 contract = 100 shares, 5 contracts = 500 shares, 10 contracts = 1,000 shares, and so forth. In general, there are just two types of options; calls and puts. A call option gives the owner the right to buy the underlying equity for a specific price while the put option gives the holder the right to sell the underlying equity at a guaranteed price. Think of a call option as a coupon and a put option as an insurance policy. Most investors who think the price of an equity is going up may purchase a call to make profits, while someone betting that the price of a security will drop, may buy a put. Much like using a telephone, you call up, and put down. Pretty simple.