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I Hate Video Courses | Deep Working

I Hate Video Courses | Deep Working

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There are hundreds of different individuals or companies producing video content lately, and the online education industry has a more outstanding market dominance than ever before. The self-learning methodology and the worldwide pandemic continue to feed this industry day by day. But I am not happy with this situation. Quick-consumable video content tends to have an idea rather than learning something. Fast-paced technology, ever-changing trends, and video courses prevent many junior developers from gaining in-depth knowledge of any topic. For example, a junior front-end developer like me is suddenly trying to learn frameworks such as React, while they do not know how the internet and the web work. Because he is often afraid of falling behind and being seen as useless, this is where video courses come into play. "Instead of seeming useless, act like you know everything." That's all I've learned from video courses. Junior developers who know almost nothing seem like pro who have spent hours in this field.

So what will I do?

I'll probably agree to look like an antique from today and go my own way. I'm not going to be very brave and talk about something I don't even know what it is. My goal is not to advertise well. My goal is to be a good developer. Thankfully there are still people who produce written sources. Because written sources contain much more detailed and much more comprehensive information than Video content, it also really starts from scratch. It's not like zero hero video courses.

Will it is easy?

Never. If you refuse to conform to the general majority, you can get stuck. For example, I currently want to learn about JavaScript, Internet fundamentals, Design ethics. Assuming I do research on the internet about these three topics. Almost 80% of the content I will come across will be video content, and I will waste a lot of time searching for a written source.

Will I never watch video content anymore?

I will watch it. But I won't watch it to learn something new. I will watch video content to learn and practice different people's styles. Because now I'm tired, I regret the time I spent staring at the screen for hours without learning anything.

Why am I writing this?

If you think you still haven't learned anything after watching hours of training videos, I want you to know that it's not your problem. The problem is with the method you are using. If you plan to make a difference in any field, please pay attention to in-depth learning.

Book Recommendation

Deep Work - Cal Newport

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