Lessons From University
Granted I pass all my courses, I’ll be writing my last university exam next month. It’s a wonderful feeling to be done. I’ve enjoyed my time, and I’d like to think I’m a more thoughtful and rational person.
I’ve learned invaluable-lessons inside and outside the classroom, and I’d like to share some of the most memorable.
- You aren’t owed a thing.
- Stop idolizing the “cool” kids.
- Seek out challenges and discomfort.
- It’s better to be alone than surrounded by the wrong company.
- No one cares what you look like naked.
- Internalize the value of time.
- The monsters aren’t under your bed, they’re in your head.
- You don’t get to choose the hand you’re dealt. Learn the game, adapt, and win.
- Find mentors (both online and IRL).
- Make time for family.
- If you agree with everything you’re being taught, you’re wasting your time.
- Develop a Bayesian way of thinking.
- Befriend the nerds and misfits.
- Admitting your ignorance and changing your mind are powerful skills that most people are too proud to cultivate.
- People will treat you as poorly as you let them.
- Learning how to learn is the ultimate meta-skill.
- Never confuse motion with progress.
- Humans are most dangerous when they feel threatened.
- No one knows what they’re doing.
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(Note: This post is merely a reflection of what goes on in my weird little head)🤓