Live to learn what you want.
- A. Buford
- Late-April, 2022
Today had a conversation with my son around the topic of mental blocks. We took some focus time and turned it into a new way of thought regarding education. I feel like I had the rare opportunity to see his brain create a new neuropathway as it relates to reading comprehension. He is learning to read between the lines and relate what he is reading to his everyday life! I'm not exaggerating.
Um... but why are you bringing this up in a tech blog?!
It wasn't until my education veered towards science and technology, specially hardware(s) & software(s), that I had a similar experience. My brain woke up and I learned to learn because I began to actually 'care' about what I was learning. The more I cared the more I retained. Each person's brain is wired differently and certain triggers, areas of interest, cause us to focus.
What is your point?
I used to be a club DJ and promoter with an insane media storage system and custom editing rig in high school. I used to produce an online car magazine hosted on my own servers in college. I used to modify automotive ECUs and various body control modules, because hardly anybody else did, and build cars from the ground up after graduation. I realized I had been circling technology [and infosec] after my 1st CTF. Years later. I still keep cars and music in my life. Everyday.
There are limitless areas of interest that, in one way or another, are heavily intertwined with cyber security. A JUMP isn't always necessary to be 'in cyber'. Sometimes all that is needed is a pivot, from what you are currently doing, to align it more with the realm of cybersecurity. Unique stories through unique perspectives creates diversity. Right?