Books who can't make it into a post makes it here. We can call this, if you like, Socialism with a Human Face.
“What Is Warren Tracking In His Head?” | Some Answers
An extraordinarily narcissistic listing of all the things about me that makes me better than the average Joe.
“To Live,” by Yu Hua. Review
"One lives for the sake of life itself."
What I Did This My Harvard Freshman Fall, Where I Plan to Go Next, and Why
Reflecting on my experience first semester at Harvard. Thinking about everything that went wrong and went right, and what to do next.
Harvard Freshman Fall, In Retrospect
General Stuff That I Learned Operational Advice- For essay classes, discuss your essay ideas with your TAs. Schedule extra Office Hours with them if there is a conflict in schedule. You save time because the best way to think is to talk with someone about it, and you do so whilst boosting your grade—since TAs, … Continue reading Harvard Freshman Fall, In Retrospect
Say Stupid Shit
Something I've been really intentional about recently is to act stupid. I'm super excited about how well this is going. People really thought that I was a complete crackhead when I told them that "The toilet is my Church." I really think it's healthy to be embarrassed. The more I do so, the easier it … Continue reading Say Stupid Shit
10 Things That I’ve Learnt In the Past Few Weeks
You don't want to tear any muscles around your penis. When I'm tired, I should just go back to my dorm, strip naked, shower, and work on my bed (still naked). Say NO to stuff that I'm ambivalent about going. But give things a try for at least 20 minutes. Don't hang out with people … Continue reading 10 Things That I’ve Learnt In the Past Few Weeks
My First Love
I've never used chalk until I came to Harvard. Now I've fallen in love. Chalk writing is theological for me. It presents me with that overwhelmingly devotional sensation one only really encounters in the face of great art. Chalk-writing is like hymn-singing, with letters sung rather than spoken. With the chalk treading through the black … Continue reading My First Love
I don't know whether it's Americans, Math people, or my suite mates, but people around me say "That's Valid" all the time. —Me disassembling my laptop after working on the same Pset question for 3 hours. "That's Valid." —Me feeling depressed and wanting to jump off my dorm naked. "That's pretty Valid." —My talking about … Continue reading That’s Valid
Dreams are where possibility shades into actuality. They're how the world builds and sustains itself. Realism is false because realists never make anything new or exciting. Without dreamers, the unknown and unthought-of engulfs and destroys reality. When people tell you to be realistic, tell them to dream. Dreams are made of love, made of passion, … Continue reading Dream