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Reality: Who Said You Can Do Only One Job?

2023.11.6 | #35

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1 Insight From Me

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, scientist, inventor, and anatomist.

Franklin was a scientist, inventor, writer, and president of the United States. (The one who chops down peach trees, the one who flies kites on thundery days, and the one on U.S. dollar bills, yep, all him)

Without microscopes, there would be no modern medicine. Leeuwenhoek, who invented the microscope, was not a doctor or a physicist. He was a businessman selling clothes. Grinding lenses was his hobby.

The inventor of the world-famous Meissen porcelain was a German alchemist named Burt Geer.

Fulton, who invented steamships and submarines, was a painter. After meeting Watt, he became fascinated with machinery, taught himself mathematics and chemistry, and then changed history.

The first person in the world to study thermodynamics was not a scientist, but a brewer – Joule.

The inventor of the telegraph was Morse, an American painter who was proficient in mathematics and electricity (Read again).

Today, many people in European and American countries have a nine-to-five job, but they are also doing things in other industries at the same time. An electrical engineer is also a real estate agent, a lawyer is also a programmer, a company owner is also an actor, many people are like this.

Many people have limited themselves, thinking that if they study this major and are in this industry now, they will only be able to work in this industry in the future. In fact, this is completely limited by your own thinking. There are no rules in this world that say which industry you can only work in. What you study is what you should do.

As long as you want to learn, you can learn, anything.

As long as you want to, you can work in several completely different industries at the same time.

Don’t trust authority. You feel like they have figured it all out, how can you compare with them?

If you actually do it, you will find that they are actually not that good, and it is not that difficult to reach their level.

The biggest difficulty for Musk in building a recyclable rocket is actually not the building process, but daring to think so in the first place. It’s not that most people can’t do it, it’s that they simply don’t dare to think about it. National agencies of the most powerful country in the world like NASA feel that recycling rockets is impossible. A layman who is not aerospace major dares to think of doing it himself. This is the most difficult part.

What do you want to do outside of your current major/job?

1 Insight From Others

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

一 Steve Jobs

1 Small Step To Take

“Second job”

Are there any current jobs that could become your second job?

Just do it if you want to do it.

(Unless you really like delivering food to a factory and driving screws, it doesn’t count.)

PS: What does “mentally strong” mean?

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Until next week,

Ted Wild

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