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
It goes to those who ask for it. Those who need it most. The weakest and most vulnerable. Who would otherwise struggle without it.
Take one away. Pissed. Give only one to begin with. Ecstatic. What you don’t know won’t hurt you; Be happy with what you’ve got; You are entitled to nothing.
Are evident to those keenly aware. And serve as a weakness playable by those who wish to win against you.
Is irritating for everyone. And productive for no one.
Are everywhere. Large in number. Diverse in nature. Dangerous in spirit. Hitting your primitive desires; easy to succumb to. Resist them all.
No matter what. Always assess the message objectively. Because your interpretation doesn’t matter. The delivery does.