In the past, few institutions existed, even if you are eager to learn something. Yet, many people managed to overcome difficulties and create wondrous things. One such person was Thomas Edison. Without requiring anyone to supervise him, he observed things from various perspectives and found guidance on his own. It used to be said that “Look at things carefully, and all will be your guide.” But now times have changed, and opportunities for learning are readily available. The rest depends more on the individual’s willingness to learn.
By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation