We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream
Tom Goodwin

I strong suspect the same article could of been written, 10 years ago or 50 years ago, or even 200 years ago. The attributes which are highlighted are pretty much universal regardless of the time. For example relationships. The adage of it’s not what you know, but who you know is as old as the pyramids.

When you are young, you think there’s something special about the time you are in. That there’s big changes just around the corner. That you have to change in some way to able to deal with the scary future which is going to land on you and reform you.

If there is one constant throughout history it’s change.

So yes, right now it is a “special” time, there are “big” changes just around the corner. But this is also true of any time in history.

“If there is one attribute that we are born with and yet dies as we mature, then it’s our innate human thirst to know more.”

I have to disagree with this, at least for myself. The older I get, the less I know, and the more I want to correct that. The idea that you stop wanting to know about the universe is only true if your life becomes so heavy, so taxing that you just don’t have the energy to learn about, what’s outside your sandbox. And that can happen, but it’s something that needs to be fought against.

So I think the 5 attributes are immensely important, crucial even but they shouldn’t be seen as anything special that the young should have, they should just be a given. And not just for the young, but for all of us.

Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I think Math skills, especially expertise of higher order maths, will be very important going forward. It will the bedrock of pretty much everything, and much greater emphasis should be put on that. Because it will help form the basis allowing young minds a more objective view of the universe around them, which combined with the 5 previous attributes should hopefully take us all in the right direction.