Imagine that you’ve just moved to a new city. Whenever you need to go somewhere, you ask a special machine how to get there. But it doesn’t show you a map: it tells you to take twenty steps, turn left, go forward a hundred steps, etc. When you step outside, you’re blindfolded, so you can’t observe…
I’m guilty of idolizing Andy, even when talking to peers about who he was from the talks he’s given at WWDC, but this post hits the nail on the head.
So many people just want the right answer to move along, but something inside always itches to know why of some things. I’ve ignored those urges myself, because “I didn’t have time to figure it out” but this post reminds me it’s worth it, for my own progress, to figure things out.
With my kids, I try to ask them if they know why something is the way it is or why it works a certain way, and you’ll soon realize you sometimes don’t know half of it.