I would like to acquire broad knowledge and skills by approaching my work with a deep curiosity and passion for various things. Of course, I would like to master software engineering. At the same time, I would like to acquire broad knowledge and skills by tackling various kinds of work with curiosity and passion. This requires not only the input of knowledge acquired while sitting at a desk but also active efforts at achieving tasks and communicating with colleagues from whom I gain valuable information in the course of conversation. I want to maintain a steadfast spirit that never tires of learning new skills from scratch no matter how old I am.
I would encourage young people while they are still students to take up some challenge to achieve anything that interests them, whether it is study, part-time employment, or an activity for pleasure. Even areas that may not be directly related to your future work, you never know where it will be useful. In my case, the Chinese I studied at university provided me with the means to talk with my colleagues from China.
Even when you have doubts and tell yourself, this may be impossible for me, it is very important to at least give it a try. In the course of trying, we find out what we like and what we don’t like.