Life is an Open-Book Test

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One of the counter-productive messages from formal education is that it teaches us to go it alone.

We’re all competing against each other to stay above the curve, get into that high-ranking college, or get that elusive internship.

Tests, quizzes, and most assignments can be completed only by yourself. And then shame on you if you copy someone else's work.

And then the game changes when you hit corporate America.

  • See a slide-deck template that you like? Take theirs and use it
  • Don’t know the code for a problem? Copy-and-paste from StackOverflow
  • Struggling with a situation? Read a self-help book for guidance

In life, you’re not expected to know everything.

So don’t pretend that you do.

Take the good ideas you see around you and incorporate them into your life.

Then share freely and lift those around you.

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Software engineer and wellness advocate. My opinions are my own.

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Erik Andersen

Erik Andersen

Software engineer and wellness advocate. My opinions are my own.

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