As a boy born in and growing up in the Western world, I always wondered what the future held when I grew up.
I was excited to become an adult.
I thought if I finished university that would make me ‘complete’. I thought that was the pinnacle point.
Boy was I wrong.
I did not study enough. Biology and chemistry kept forever going I believe.
If I kept studying it was never going to be enough.
I felt always lacking. Something was missing in my head.
Forward 24 years later, I finally found the missing piece. It was logical, it was programming.
I feared studying math and physics because it can go on for infinity. But with computer programming so far, everything is accounted for.
If you make a mistake in coding, it must be something you did. Missing semicolon. Missing quote. You have to think like a computer because that is how you can make use of ‘data’. Steve Jobs said: “Everyone in this country should learn how to program because it teaches you how to think”. How else do you make use of data?
I think I hit the plateau.
Currently I am studying my last semester in computer programming and things just make sense. I dropped out last year because I was not feeling well (Winter 2021) and resumed now.
During my absence from schooling I worked on things that mattered to me.
I wrote a study guide for CompTIA A+, wrote software and socialized a lot with my peers.
Doing school now is OK. Those experiences helped me. Well so far I am OK. This is my third week.
Basically, what I mean to say is that having a mindset that is logical created by learning computer programming helped me and grew me.
Computer programming was one of my dreams to learn out of just general computers and art.
Now that I have a logical mind I feel confident. I can continue to learn more or stop and hopefully work now.
If you are unhappy about your life just memorizing and working day-to-day and want to see the other side of the world which is math based, try computer programming. It was a stepping stone for me to finally see the light.
My parents and family never understood the value in computer programming. They just thought it was just one of the ‘Maths’ and all you do is sit in front of your computer wasting away while you could be working in the real physical world in person.
I needed computer programming to be stable.