"You don't seem to learning how to be happy and healthy a priority in our schools. It's separated from schools, and for some kids, it doesn't exist at all."
"So whether it's Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Shane McConkey, having the hacker mindset can change the world. "
"Hackers are innovators. Hackers are people who challenge and change the systems to make them work differently, to make them work better. It's just how they think. It's s mindset."
"If you ask me what do I want to be when I grow up, I'll always know that I want to be happy."
But his presentation saved me a little bit.
You mean to do right thing but sometimes you are not sure. It makes sense to you but sometimes you doubt if it does to other people.
Just like he says, if you ask what I wanna be, my answer is always that I wanna be happy.
You may be think you want money, soulmate, children or great job, etc. But that is not your ultimate purpose. It's just elements of your happiness. Or more like, things that "you expect" to make you happy. If you can be happy, it doesn't have to be those things. It's ridiculous that you think you are not happy because you couldn't get them.
What I wanna do is, to share the perspective that might help people who have chosen the different way from regular one. To be happy.
For example, everybody can't always go to the office from 9am to 5pm. Some people have small kids, some have handicap, some have social issue, some live in far from the company they want to work at.
But it doesn't mean they are not capable to do the job at all. And does the job really require capability to commute of the workers first place? They don't have to give up the job only because they are not "regular".
But many companies are trying to be more flexible. Especially in western countries.
I travel and meet people to know how they work and live their lives.
I make up workshop sometimes to share my perspective about workflow. Because I want people in the industry to be more practical and productive. It's a kind of preparation for my ultimate goal.
But many people think what I say is too naive.
Adults always say,
"It's not so simple.", "Easy for you to say."
and if they say
"You can say that because you don't have responsibility.", I have nothing to say.
It's not fair and doesn't sound productive but sometimes I think that they are right.
You can't get awareness until you experience. That's why I've quit working at a company and keep traveling.
The irony is that I can't experience the struggle for developing the products. Only people inside the company can. I've been just a contractor for 3 years.
Of course it's not simple. It's easy for me to say anything because I'm just a contractor with no responsibility.
In the company, people are working hard despite they know that their workflow is no longer productive. They have many reasons why they can't change the system. Still they are trying (at least some of them are).
Puls, maybe you can convince one person to do things in the new way, but when each person gather and become "people", it becomes difficult to make them listen to you.
I started thinking like that because I've seen lots of people and leant that they are trying hard in their way.
I have a presentation at a conference next month.
But I didn't feel like "telling" people something on the stage.
I'm too different. Maybe no one wants my perspective. I thought like that.
Although this young man, giving a presentation in front of adults, made me feel better.
I don't know if I'm a good hacker. I could be. Nobody knows until I get it done.