I learned how to look deeper into the text and ask the right questions to really get to the heart of an idea. I ended up with more questions, but much better and more informed ones. These are all skills I learned from my liberal arts education, and they are essential to the work I do every day.
An excellent post from Chad Dickerson, Etsy’s CEO, on why the liberal arts are important. At the end of the day, the things we build are about people. Technology and math certainly help us understand the world, but I believe they’re a means to make the world better and not an end in themselves.
There are loads of lessons to be re-surfaced from literature, philosophy, history, and frankly, humanity. Looking forward to seeing more like this, and hopefully discovering some myself.