My problem was that I thought I was smart: I won piano competitions; I scored nineties in university; I majored in physics; I published academic papers; I got accepted into a direct-entry PhD program at the most prestigious university in Canada. I was inexperienced, a tad bit narcissistic and too proud. So when life got … Continue reading I got fancy
My exam was scheduled for twelve noon. I remember first stopping by my girlfriend’s apartment before then going to my windowless basement lab to run through the presentation one last time. I was unshaven and dressed like a typical PhD student: dirty sneakers, blue jeans and a wrinkled t-shirt. Ultimately, the effort I had put … Continue reading I failed my qualifying exam
As if it's true. As if you’re already who you want to be. Just don’t get caught.
Is about accepting your flaws and taking criticism towards your character while truly appreciating it. It’s about humility. Because feedback on your character is the hardest to take. Feedback on processes don’t count.
Translation: Nothing is really happening right now. Ask me again later. Better yet, here's how you can do it for me.
Or even have more experience. But it doesn't mean you're smarter. That's the greatest lesson I learned from physics.
The secret behind comedy. The satisfier of the curious. The prize for the truth seeker.