The Joy of Wasting Time: The Exploration/Exploitation Tradeoff of Life

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present

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what has irreversibly passed by, lost to the currents of time, residing now only in memory

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mental health

I didn’t understand mental health until this year. My parents didn’t teach me about mental health. I haven’t thought too much about the roots of their p...

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coleg

7 PM tonight was an important time for a friend of mine. This was someone who was very college-oriented, but also straight up the smartest person who I’...

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走向谁都末知的那个明天

Browsing through music in Spotify — unsatisfied by a racing Mendelssohn piano piece — I find my way to a playlist of Chinese EXO songs (inspired to searc...

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How I achieved exponential growth (ft. mindsets, connections, high standards, and passion) and then burned out

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my childhood tech obsession is beautiful

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What Does It Mean to Be Good at Something? A Framework for Excellence, Ft. Jeff Bezos and Ira Glass

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Building, connecting, and questioning my way to meaning

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I should think and act to steer my life in a purposeful direction — “maximize the potential of your life,” a...

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A Love Letter to the Non-Library (Andover Commencement Commentary)

“How are you feeling?” I asked a senior friend around this time last year. “Everything has an added weight to it,” he replied. “Heavy with the thought th...

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“What do you truly want to accomplish before you die?” A goal-setting app that shares my life philosophy

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Brief Reflection on Coronavirus, or: Realizing The World Is (Slightly) Falling Apart

Talking with a friend about how things are falling apart, how we might not be able to return to campus for the rest of the term; me realizing just how ma...

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platonic slut

A label Tessa and Kelly came up with for me, because I have so many platonic one-night stands.1 Sure enough, I had platonically “fucked,” without enteri...

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Thoughts on Ben Platt, Excellence, and Running

I: Ben Platt Yesterday, I read this New York Times feature on “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt. It discusses Platt’s background immersed in musical the...

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