Personal reflections

What to be in future?

Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems they want to solve. This changes the conversation from who do I want to work for, to what do I need to learn to be able to do that.

Jaime Casap, Google Global Education Evangelist

So I moved from wanting to be a Doctor ( I just couldn’t do all that reading??) , to Footballer ( I had have mad skills ask my victims?), to Engineer ( Technical Drawing ?) , to Accountant ( Simple but no joy?)... Always having different answers to the question of “what do you want to be in future?” 

I think what this question does to us is it makes us selective in our learning, doesn’t touch our innermost desires and makes us easily vulnerable to the influence of peer pressure as we are made to think one career is more important than the other (Remember those debates who is better between a Doctors and a Teacher). 

If I was asked what problem(s) I wanted to solve, education and career decision would probably have been easier for me. 

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