The name of the game is patience
If you approach life with patience, everything becomes more liberating
Forget about getting rich overnight
Abs don’t show up after working out once
And knowledge compounds
When you approach life with a perspective of improvement rather than an urgency to beat everyone else in an arbitrary race, you realize how liberating it can be to live life with this patience approach
So it’s okay to take the weekends off once and a while
Enjoy your vacations, take care of yourself, and don’t burn out. Because if you burn out, you won’t be able to race at all.
But remember that you need to continually keep your foot in the race
It’s okay to be the slow on in the race; don’t we all know the story of the tortoise and the hare?
Don’t be in a rush
My first advice is this:
if you are in college, you are probably anywhere from the age of 18–22.
Now imagine this. If you are 20, you could do NOTHING right, and fail at everything you try for the next 10 YEARS. And you’d still be young
So don’t be in a rush.
Next, Find the variance.
I dropped my double major in the business school and opted to pick up a Philosophy major in the College of Liberal Arts near the end of my sophomore year.
Actually, it’s not officially declared, but I intend to do so.
My second piece of advice is simple.
Take the courses you are interested in and diversify your knowledge.
Those who are innovative are able to take two interrelated disciplines and build something new.
Just like how Lindt Chocolate combines dark chocolate with chili peppers, learn how to differentiate yourself with two different attributes.
Our real Instagrams are fake
Our finstas (fake Instagrams) are real… at least more real
We are all self-contradictions
Heroes wearing a thousand masks
Are we meant to reveal our private self?
Our public self?
Our true self?
Does anyone really know who they are?
I think maybe not. Self-identity is constantly expanding. We are constantly changing.
How can we truly know something that is ever-changing?
2 + 2 will always equal 4, given basic math principles.
But the Jeff Wang of yesterday is different from the Jeff Wang of now from the Jeff Wang of 10 seconds ago.
Even as I write this post, I’ve changed, I’ve changed the direction of how I wanted to present this post, this very sentence as I write it. Self-contradictions.
Who am I, truly?
Maybe I don’t know
And maybe the sooner I realize that I don’t know who I am, the sooner I can get towards the path of self-revelation