“Don’t let school interfere with your education”

Can you write a cursive F without looking it up?

That’s what we spent hours learning in the late 90s. 60 minutes of that before our teacher rolled out a shitty tube TV and we learned about Pluto being a planet.

Somehow, the same people sitting in those classes back then are building the future today. Granted, some of the best minds of our generation are working 12 hours a day to get people to click on ads or building algorithms to put puppy ears on your face, but that’s a different story.

I got a C+ in that handwriting class, and now my entire career revolves around writing. I don’t think I’ve written more than 200 words with a pen since 2012.

Public education is changing, with or without a group of people in their 60s writing “Yes/No” on a piece of construction paper and putting it in a little box (I think this is how they do it? Or they raise their hands and the teacher counts, I don’t know.)

“Don’t let school interfere with your education”

https://www.lynda.com/
https://www.udemy.com/
https://teamtreehouse.com/
https://www.youtube.com/
http://www.theventurecrunch.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/

No political undertones here, just some phenomenal resources.

Instead of casually waiting for the tech overlords to fix everything, why not channel your energy to make a direct impact on someone younger than you?

Hit up your nephews, nieces, family friends and offer some guidance, even if that guidance is “don’t start a travel blog because 99.99% of people don’t care about your trip to Toronto.”

Ask the questions that matter: not “what job do you want”, rather “what problems do you see that need to be fixed?”

Link them to resources, but encourage the urgency of necessity. Learning how to be a self-starter isn’t something taught in school.

Hit me up if you have any questions, I’ll either:

1. point you in the right direction.
2. tell you I have absolutely no idea.
3. send you C.R.E.A.M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194