01-01 To Be Rephrased
Don’t search for low level question, search for high level questions.
Plus in college you don’t yet have to face the hardest kind of work—discovering new problems to solve.
For some kinds of work, all you need is a handful of talented colleagues.
Most people overvalue negative amounts of money: they’ll work much harder to avoid losing a dollar than to gain one.
What drives you day to day is not wanting to look bad.
You probably can’t change that. Even if you could, I don’t think you’d want to; someone who really, truly doesn’t care what his peers think of him is probably a psychopath. So the best you can do is consider this force like a wind, and set up your boat accordingly. If you know your peers are going to push you in some direction, choose good peers, and position yourself so they push you in a direction you like.
“Don’t trust a guy who celebrates his birthday,” he tells me, not really joking.
What you think about in the shower says a lot about you.
paraphrase: If you aren’t worried about how your performance will be on an assessment, the class is not challenging you enough Evan Chen.
“I love going to the market to look at all the things I don’t need in my life.” I thought this was by Socrates but when googling it I haven’t been able to find anything.