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## #1 2006-01-25 08:42:15

MathsIsFun
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### How to Do What You Love

Just read this really interesting article called How to Do What You Love.

Wide-reaching stuff about how to plan out your working life. Long-ish read, but worthwhile.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #2 2006-01-28 10:41:56

Tigeree
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### Re: How to Do What You Love

wow that is lllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg!!!!

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #3 2006-01-28 11:08:42

Zach
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### Re: How to Do What You Love

I've seen and read longer articles about more intellectual things.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #4 2006-01-29 20:32:53

jU
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### Re: How to Do What You Love

I didn't bother reading it

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## #5 2006-01-30 13:20:16

ryos
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### Re: How to Do What You Love

It just looks long because the column is narrow.

This article reminds me of the time I quit school. At the time I thought I was doing it to learn more, and I certainly taught myself things no high school would, but in the end I think I traded quantity for quality.

However, the most important thing I learned through that is that learning how to do cool stuff often stinks. My major is a prime example: chemical engineering. Worst. Classes. Ever. But once you're through you have powerful knowledge, and applying it is a blast.

Why should that be so? I think it's because the work is just as difficult and exhausting as solving real problems, without the benefit of having solved real problems. But, it's rare to be able to do something real while learning how to do it. You have to practice first.

I want to solve energy problems, and I think I'll have to take the organic route to do it...

Do you do what you love? What do you do and why do you love it?

Last edited by ryos (2006-01-30 13:21:21)

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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## #6 2006-01-30 19:08:12

Tigeree
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### Re: How to Do What You Love

i didn't bother reading it either

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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