Everywhere in the world, amazing and wonderful things continue to unfold.
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My name's Jaireh. By day, I'm a Lead UX Designer for a big bookstore
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Public School education was originally conceived by the Prussians. Massachussetts decided it was a good idea. The core concepts of education were: standardization and measurement. This enabled everyone to get a core education at scale — most people got a decent education to participate in society which was fueled by the industrialization of america. In addition the concept of tracking enabled the smarter (or wealthier) kids to get better training so that they can manage lots of people.
Most people would say, I’d take that problem. Give me a million dollars and I’ll figure out what to do. But it’s harder than it looks. Constraints give your life shape. Remove them and most people have no idea what to do: look at what happens to those who win lotteries or inherit money. Much as everyone thinks they want financial security, the happiest people are not those who have it, but those who like what they do. So a plan that promises freedom at the expense of knowing what to do with it may not be as good as it seems.
Whichever route you take, expect a struggle. Finding work you love is very difficult. Most people fail. Even if you succeed, it’s rare to be free to work on what you want till your thirties or forties. But if you have the destination in sight you’ll be more likely to arrive at it. If you know you can love work, you’re in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you’re practically there.