The best reason to create something is to find answers to a problem you’re obsessed with solving.
An interesting take on education reform by Alain de Botton — that schools and universities poorly equip students to face the challenges and dilemmas of daily life, from how to have relationships or raise children, to how to manage one’s anxieties and ambitions. He wants to reform the education system using great novels, plays or paintings as conduits for contemplating some of the large and important questions in life. So, goodbye courses on Narrative Trends in 19th Century French Novel. Instead, perhaps lessons in Surviving the Tensions of Marriage, or Coping with Death. A good start.