The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
In our pursuits we should aim to be a learner, not learned.
Software today is becoming increasingly interconnected.
Instead of building things from scratch, an increasing amount of engineering work today is ‘connecting’ prefabricated parts together. We can rely more and more on third party services: businesses that expose an API - a software interface - that other systems connect to and use for services like payments, email, etc.
Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call “life” was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.