My new professor is an old school biochemist.. He’s worked under Linus Pauling (the double nobel peace/chemistry winner. Today’s lecture which was suppose to be about structural biochemistry… turned into a gossip session regarding the controversy and jealousy between Watson, Crick, Rosalind…
What were some of your biggest takeaways or life lessons you learned from your time in college?
Make friends and hold them dear. Be modest and don’t be quick to burn bridges. Put effort in your work, the return far exceeds that of present enjoyment. On the seemingly other end of the spectrum - know when to let loose. I would have to say some of the best academic performers at Hopkins were also heavy partiers. Time management is critical and knowing how to partition your time will help you far beyond undergrad.
“I was born in a time when the majority of young people had lost faith in God, for the same reason their elders had had it – without knowing why.”—Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via human-voices)
“I’ve learned is that we have to stop putting our heroes on such big pedestals. Most of the time they’re real people, just like us, but they happen to have done important things at the right time, and that is what changed the course of their lives.”—The Great Discontent: Josh Long (via 60gritbeard)
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via manchannel)
“There are two important events in your life: your birth and your death. One is already finished; for what is left, I expect to live mine to the fullest.”—A terminally ill patient’s outlook on the remainder of his life. (via medicalstate)
Here’s to all the kids who didn’t get into med school this year. To the kids who missed their acceptance by a grade or two. Here’s to those in that group that go to uni, anyway, after being told they’re not good enough.
To the kids who study biomed sciences, biology, anything, for three whole…