I saw this really powerful TED talk video at a girls coding club, and I wanted to share it with you guys! It impacted me a lot, and it makes you think, "Wow!"
The video says it really nicely, but additional (if not already said in the video) information is down below. :D
There's a lot of people that say, "I know, it's a stu.pid question, but ________?"
It's not nice to be mean to others, but it's worse to be mean to yourself.
According to Dictionary.com, the definition for the word question is, "A sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply."
If you have a problem, there's usualy a question for you to ask. Someone else might have the same problem as you do! For instance, if you were to ask, "What is Natasha's name?"
It might seem like a very silly question, but it IS a question. If there's a valid answer to the question, it is a question.
Afraid to Mess Up
As a girl (or if you're a guy, you might relate to this too,) we want to be perfect. We don't raise our hands to ask so-called "stupi.d questions" or ask for help. We don't want to raise our hands to give answers because we're afraid that we're wrong. But, it's OKAY to be wrong!
Coding takes trial-and-error. If you aren't trying over and over again, you're probably doing something wrong, or you're a wizard. But, if you're afraid to mess up, you'll never improve in coding. You'll never try. There's a famous quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
This is why coding is unpopular in girls, because we're afraid to mess up.
I hope the video inspired you! :D
Again, I learned all of this from Girls Who Code.
Their website is girlswhocode.com, I think. If you have more questions, look there because all I know, I just typed! :D
If you have any questions on clarification, you can ask me! Put your thoughts, comments, or questions below and an always, KEEP HOPSCOTCHING! :D
EDIT: I'm not trying to be stereotypical. Even some guys want to be perfect! It was just the example in the video, so I used it here.