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There are 2 paths one can take
And the choice is ours
Welcome back, my friend.
This week, a quick concept I want to share with you.
Let’s get to it.
Main quest 🛡
There are 2 types of people out there.
Those who stop learning or engaging in educational activities…
And those who see traditional academia as a necessary step in the path, but they keep learning, exploring their curiosities, and developing their skills.
It’s true that some careers are more prone to this.
The best examples are something like law or architecture. Areas that don’t change that often. In some cases, it happens even for medical doctors.
Many people just stay with what they learned in college and with the small progress they made in their job.
It’s related to that notion of “I have 10 years of experience in X job”. And I know some people that would say, “No, what you have is 2 years of experience that has repeated itself 5 times”.
Stagnation is very real.
It doesn’t help that the traditional institutionalized education system has done a great job at preparing industry workers, not artists, or experimenters.
Real learning and progress beyond college is far from predictable or in a straight line.
There are many ups and downs, twists and turns, pitfalls all around, and a few ways that do work.
It requires constant change and accepting the fact that you really don’t know much.
It also depends on life goals and what each person wants.
(Although the prerequisite for this is to know what you really want and not what society or someone else told you, you should do.)
In any case, it’s not difficult to see that the people that have improved the most and accomplished big goals in life, were not following a straight line but instead risking the common for something greater.
And if you’re reading this, I’m betting my marbles on the fact that you belong to the 2nd group. The one of the constant learners. The ones who don’t stay in one point and declare that they learned all the need.
Frankly, I salute you for that.
You’re part of the creators, the nonconformists, the ones who make their own path instead of following the herd.
This week there’s no particular experiment. I’ve done quite a lot in the past weeks so I’m taking it chiller this one.
I found this pretty cool one called MindOS the past week. I even got to talk with the co-founder through Twitter. And when I found out about it my first question was “how is this different from CharacterAI?”
Turns out, this is more than a service to talk with personalized chatbots. These AI’s called “geniuses” are like AI agents that can carry out tasks and help with stuff you might not know or are stuck with.
It even has a marketplace for you to build your own and have other people using them. There is even a way you could create “characters as a service”.
Pretty cool stuff indeed. The co-founder has gracious enough to give me some extra credits for me to test out my idea of adding characters to my first story-based course.
From the vault 🏛️
And speaking of learning…
You can get better at it by doing it with a set beginning and an end.
That’s one of the lessons I’ve learned in the past.
That’s it for this week.
I’m off to get some “asado” with my parents and some people from the countryside.
Have a great start of the week!