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)🤓