365 THINGS YOUTH #3. Figuring out how to do things on your own

As I said in the previous post, people want someone else to show them how to open an email account. Ask Google for that.

Figure out how to do things on your own.

These have benefits. It teaches you how to research. The best knowledge will not come from school, a mentor or someone showing you how to do something. It will come from you doing stuff on your own and consulting other none human sources (the internet or books) first before a person.

It teaches self-reliance. You become competent to solve your own problems – if you can solve your own problems then you can solve other people’s problems. Solving problems is a skill someone can pay your for.

Importantly, it makes you a better student. When you test things on your own, you discover things/tools and new ways of doing things. Then you can go ask someone else to help you, you can uplift them with what you discovered on your own.

When the teacher feels uplifted, they reveal a lot more knowledge.