I don’t want to learn programming but I feel like I have to for the sake of survival in the… by Mustafa Qamar-ud-Din
Answer by Mustafa Qamar-ud-Din:
A programming career is secure indeed compared to others. However, this is not the only reason why you should study programming. Passion & Motivation are essential elements of programming. If you have none, you wouldn’t probably get too far.
There are also non-programming jobs in industry. Even though, they require a decent feeling of technology, yet soft-skills and interpersonal skills are more essential. A degree in business administration could be more valuable to you.
Humanity needs more than just programming. We have to pay attention to global issues such as global warming, renewable energy, water challenges, food shortage and epidemic diseases.
I believe not only natural scientists but also social scientists play an important role for the sake of a better life for individuals and communities.
There are three factors – there could be more – influencing your career path and life goals. This illustration may help you find the sweet spot of your life.
As an exercise write down a list of all the things you want to do in your life, and then sort them according to your priorities. Now imagine that you will go out of town tomorrow, so you have to decide which one of these goals should be done before you set off on your journey. Having set your goals on a piece of paper, now start taking actions that will bring you closer to your life goals.