Hey Idiot, Take a Break
One of my biggest strengths is also one of my biggest weaknesses: I work too hard and too much. My father, whom I have the most profound respect for (though I don’t tell him that), has always told me to do my best in everything that I set my mind to. For the past couple of years, I interpreted that as working extremely hard. But there’s always another side to his often...
Square Signals: The Problem with... →
andymatuschak: I sat down to my very first Caltech math problem set with the adorable exuberance that only a freshman could muster. Pencils sharpened, whiteboard ready, textbooks unwrapped, I read the first problem: I read it again, hoping I’d missed something—additional constraints or guidance, perhaps?…
Hans Rosling, “The Magic Washing Machine”