"Forget programming. The best skill to teach children in the 21st century is reinvention." - Yuval Noah Harari
- In case you didn't notice, we're witnessing the transition from the Industrial Age to an age of rapid change, driven by a what Azeem Azhar calls "a wave of transformative, exponential technologies."
- At the same time, we're living longer. Yet, many of us have never really questioned what we'll be doing with that "extra time."
- It's therefore likely we'll be working longer, reinventing ourselves more frequently, and later in life.
- Problem is - Industrial Age rules about reinvention no longer apply. Transitions can take a long time and it's not as if we were given a rule book back in school to teach us this stuff.
- This really matters! Dealing with change, transition, and uncertainty can have an effect on our relationships with friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones. They can have a disastrous impact on our career and finances. And the older we get, the harder it is to deal with change. All this can have an effect on our mental flexibility and emotional intelligence unless we know how to play by different rules and adapt a different mindset.
The Industrial Age mantra of 'work hard, focus and you'll be successful' has passed its sell-by date. Things change fast. You've got to be able to play by different rules - the rules of non-linear living.
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