Are you an Engineer, Geologist, Literature major, Finance major, Botanist?
And you are not exactly doing what you were trained to do?
Not your fault
We are all entangled in the trap of #Taylorism and how it shaped our education system
What is Taylorism?
The principles or practice of scientific management and work efficiency
Translates to: reward obedience and embrace repetitive tasks
The Taylor system demanded specialists because specialized people do specialized stuff day in and day out and that leads to efficiency
And hence our education system developed the “batch” production process. Here the products were students
Our education system was designed to “mass-produce” specialists and not “mass-customize” multidisciplinary individuals
Eventually, there was an excess supply of mass-produced specialists for the economy to absorb
Hence, Mechanical #Engineers, ended-up coding and Botanist majored in Finance to work at the Wall Street
But Taylor was right then, the world badly needed efficiency
However, our #education system continues to mass-produce specialists when the world actually needs multi-disciplinary individuals