Like electricity, the digital age and the internet has been the stepping block for technological advancement. With pretty much anything at the touch of our fingertips, we have access to vast amounts of wealth and knowledge. If anyone wants to improve their life and standard of living, as long as you have access to internet and a computer, you have endless opportunities.
College degrees are becoming less valuable
If you think a college is the key to success and financial freedom, you are in for a rude awakening. College degrees are way overpriced and what’s taught in schools no longer are practical and as valuable as employers would like.
Hence more and more employers are giving less attention to where someone graduated and more on personal qualities and characteristics of an individual.
Using the internet wisely
When we surf the web, we mostly look up information that serve us no purpose. For a brief moment of time, it may be a way to escape from the current moment and bring you some entertainment, but you have to ask yourself, how does this benefit me?
In worse cases, it even decreases our happiness and well being. How many of you have found yourself caught up in a Facebook argument or watched the news and suddenly realized you were angry or upset?
Probably more than you can count, hence whatever information we are deciding to consume, we have to be smart about what it is we search for online and what we pay attention to. Most people give away their attention and time so freely, but learn to catch yourself in the act of wasting time on needless things and make the willing choice to change your behavior.
Devices we must learn to use
If you don’t know how to use the computer, you are years behind many people who can. It is becoming more and more essential for people to know how use computers. If we are taking it a step further, there are tons of applications and programs that we don’t utilize.
There are certain programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop etc that make life so much easier. If you are planning on working in the business field and holding a white collar job, you better know how to use the essential Microsoft Office programs.
Why coding is so important
The future of technological advancement is based on code. As time goes on, more and more people will need to learn how to code and write their own algorithms. In the last decade, there have been cases of thousands of coders who became millionaires or billionaires because they developed an application or a program that solved a problem most people had.
If you want to make an impact in the world, a great way is to start building your own applications and code. Though it will take some time and effort; if you are really determined, you can learn everything for free online via the internet.