Two weeks ago, while I was sitting on my chair and sipping black tea with milk, my girlfriend said that we had no money to pay our upcoming rent. I was like “Mmm… What do you mean?” “I mean we can’t pay rent because we have no money”, she said sadly. “Okay, No worries, I will deal with it.” In that moment, I had a feeling as if a small atomic bomb exploded in my mind. Of course I had no plan to deal with it. Nor did I have any thoughts, or ideas… Absolutely nothing! I just sat there looking calm and collected, but, to be honest, I wanted to scream my head off…
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I hear people saying things like: you need to find what you’re doing fun, if you want to do something for a career if you want something to be your job you have to be passionate about what you’re doing, you have to find it fun and exciting and this and that and the other. And this is not something that i necessarily fully agree with…
The court all of all the people that say this, by the way all the people who say this are people who are good and well accomplished in their fields already. They don’t tell you that in the beginning you’re not going to find it fun and what they don’t tell you is that in the beginning that they didn’t find it fun.
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Life is short, as everyone knows. When I was a kid I used to wonder about this. Is life actually short, or are we really complaining about its finiteness? Would we be just as likely to feel life was short if we lived 10 times as long?
Since there didn’t seem any way to answer this question, I stopped wondering about it. Then I had kids. That gave me a way to answer the question, and the answer is that life actually is short.
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I was a high school student. It was a warm spring day and the quarter was about to end. Instead of following what the history teacher was saying, I was busy scribbling code on a small piece of paper. She probably thought that I was diligently making notes. Or maybe she knew that I wasn’t paying attention, but didn’t really care. Either way, there was nothing to distract me and I could finally finish my program for finding Mersenne primes. I read about them in one of those “math encyclopedia for kids” type of books the day before and was fascinated by them.
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