‘People say “you made <popular thing> so you’re smart”. But many projects aren’t difficult to build at first. Becoming an expert is often a consequence of tinkering, not the cause. Developing an intuition for what exists and what should exist has more impact than technical smarts. … Figure out what you wish existed and try to make it. Look under the hood of what you use every day.‘

Dan Abramov (Redux co-creator) dropping some gold:

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