I have so many questions floating around in my mind this week. I was listening to the Freakonomics podcast, and they mentioned how post-secondary schooling used to be tightly tied to industry. Organizations may even have been involved in the training and then they did their hiring right from the school. But those ties seemed to have been lost in many instances so young people have a harder time getting a job in their field after graduating. How can we solve that problem? Continue reading
I remember my teacher handing out an assignment in Grade 3 and I did not understand what to do next. The room was silent except for the vigorous scratching of pencils on paper as all the other students got to work. I was scared to raise my hand and ask a question because I thought it would make me look bad.
I have learned a lot since then. Continue reading
I was listening to philosopher and author Alain de Botton on the Tim Ferriss podcast and I am so drawn in to what he was saying. He was talking about democratizing philosophy so that everyone realizes how helpful it is to ask questions about what makes us happy, what we want to do every day, and how love fits into our lives. Philosophy is not just meant for universities and theoretical thinkers. It’s meant for all of us. Continue reading
Remember doing your science fair project in elementary school? You would pick a statement and then do things to see if you could prove it right or wrong.
Science is all about experimenting. When failing at something is a good thing because you learned a piece of information in the process. When inventor Thomas Edison was trying to figure out the light bulb he said, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Continue reading