things I need to do over winter break
It’s almost 2 A.M. There’s an essay I need to write by tomorrow. But my mind is stuck in the future. I like literature, but I don’t think I can take another lit class at Brown again. There’s something about analyzing literature that seems a bit…reductive. I don’t like that. Anyway, I digress: Learn Java Learn C++??? Learn Maya Read a lot. Top of...
Discovery - So Insane
What are the chances of you coming into being? →
By: Ali Binazir June 15th, 2011 A little while ago I had the privilege of attending TEDx San Francisco, organized by the incomparable Christine Mason McCaull. One of the talks was by Mel Robbins, a riotously funny self-help author and life coach with a syndicated radio show. In it, she…
If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The... →
Hard work is deliberate practice. It’s not fun while you’re doing it, but you don’t have to do too much of it in any one day (the elite players spent, on average, 3.5 hours per day engaged in deliberate practice, broken into two sessions). It also provides you measurable progress in a skill, which generates a strong sense of contentment and motivation. Therefore, although hard work is hard, it’s...
Banking As An Ethical Career →
First, as a banker, you could earn well over £6million. By donating 50% of those earnings, you could pay for several charity workers. So you’d do several times as much good than if you were a charity worker yourself. Second, if you decide not to be a charity worker, someone else will take your place, and so the benefit you provide would have happened anyway. In contrast, if you take a lucrative...
Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it— A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?— The nose, the eye pits, the full set of teeth? The sour breath Will vanish in a day. Soon, soon the flesh The grave cave ate will be...
I love Brown but...
I really want to take a gap semester and figure shit out. I’m tired of academics.
Discovery - Swing Tree
The kids have it all figured out.
myvanityisavirtue: Is this real life?