William Liao

November 22, 2021

The purpose of knowledge

You don’t learn woodworking for its own sake; you learn it so you can build a table or a chair.

You don’t learn how to code for the sake of coding; you learn to code so you can solve engineering problems. 

The purpose of knowledge is realized not when you harbor it, but when you find a place to it. 

Find a problem you care about, then pursue knowledge — in that order. 

It’s almost impossible to be motivated when done the other way around. 

Less context will drain you. 

More context will energize you.