What should young people do to prepare themselves?

Hello there, Mister Benjamin!

I’ve been contemplating whether or not to trouble you with something relatively unimportant at the moment;  however, seeing that you take time to answer questions you get by email and even use them to educate others, I decided to ask a question or two of my own.

What sort of skills should young people learn to secure their place in the post-reset society?  Which languages?  Should they focus on IT (artificial intelligence, possibly)?  Should they relocate, or will the state borders be abolished?  Is there anything else you would consider beneficial to know?  In general, what sort of advice would you give the young?

Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!
–S


Hi S,
My general advice to young people is to spend at least a year living in a totally different country and culture and learn a different language.  Doing so will expand your mind and your horizons.

Otherwise, my advice is to follow your heart and do and learn things that you are interested in and passionate about.  Do not learn a boring, mind-numbing skill just because you think you might earn money from it.

The other important thing is to learn self-discipline.  When I was young I made lists of things to do and then crossed them off one by one as they got done.  After a while, I started doing things automatically even without the list.

Remember, you only have one life, so live it well.  Good luck.
–BF

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