I’ve done many things that didn’t seem to be relevant at the time, or later felt obsolete in the face of new circumstances. But, in a positive spin of an article, I have something simple to say regarding this.
The actions we do towards a goal are not a loss. There is no way to know what skills we develop and acquire will allow us to make something grand in the future.
Every recipe, every tool we’ve learned to use, every small trick we developed to make work simpler compounds and builds. For some, this may not be the case, but I cannot count how many times I’ve used something I learned as a kid and then forgot about later. Or how often a skill I just learned suddenly becomes important.
Sure, it’s likely a bias that once you know something you see it more. We see what we know to see, and once you know something new, it’s glaring.
But that means now we can see more of the world around us. And that’s amazing.
There’s never a reason to fully stop learning stuff—you never know when you might need it.
Now, full disclosure, as a person who still does not have a car and does not know how to drive, I am a bit of a hypocrite, but that doesn’t make my advice useless.
It just means I have something I need to learn.
Special thanks to: Melissa Potter
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