On Education as Investment

Herbert Lui
5 min readSep 13, 2021
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When I was leaving high school, I knew why I was going to college: I wanted to get a good job. In spite of Kanye West’s The College Dropout, it was an assumption consistent with the one my parents had. Their generation either worked with a college degree, or without. I hadn’t yet realized that in my generation, software had eaten the world and was quickly digesting it. The API had, quickly and quietly, replaced the college degree and already…

Herbert Lui

Covering the psychology of creative work for content creators, professionals, hobbyists, and independents. Author of Creative Doing: https://www.holloway.com/cd