Richard Feynman (Theoretical Physicist, 1918-1988)


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      If you’ve ever watched any of Feynman’s lectures you know he’s pure joy to listen to - animated, moves a lot, smiles, and gestures actively.

Even Bill Gates nods to Feynman’s teaching as the best.

Feynman is cool and all and has said a lot of things that are quite deep.

But one quote that has stuck with me for a while is about how he sees life.

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”

This is simple yet spot on. Two parts struck me.


The 1st:

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about.”

I know this; I’m sure you do too.

But somehow, sometimes, it feels like other people who're about my age have it better or sort of figured it all out. Their perfect ducks in a row.

On some days though, I see through the charade and realize we are actually all big children in adult bodies still trying to figure out why we’re here in the first place and what this thing called life is all about.


And 2nd:

“Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough”.

Read that again.

There's just something about it that just sits well.

Whether you're coding for the first time, or you stopped and came back to it, who cares? Don't sweat thinking if it'll work out in 5 or 10 years.

You're here now.

The most important step is to jump in and push yourself as much as you can. As deeply as you can. You don't need to talk to 10 people to decide if coding is really for you.

You actually don't need to read the accounts of 50 people to gain the motivation to start coding. There's no perfect; there's just go.

Remember, all that thinking time could have been spent as doing time.

Just do it.


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