In academics you listen to your teacher or your professor because you have to.
Not necessarily because you want to.
Or because you think that they know what they're talking about.
As a matter of fact, the theory you learn and what the world really looks like are often quite the opposite.
But the Internet completely changed that game.
We can now choose our teachers.
Everybody has access to millions of teachers.
Millions of people are teaching millions of other people how to do stuff.
Real world skills.
From real practitioners who know what they're talking about.
From people who are applying or who already have successfully applied all of the things they teach.
The game has changed.
And it favors people with real world skills.
It favors people who are not only teaching it but also living it.
What about you?
Are you just teaching it or also living it?
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]