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Showing posts from September, 2019

Balancing Time

Where does my time go? This is the curse of the modern world - technology enables us to do everything faster than before, but the number of tasks at hand also increases exponentially. With more and more activities around us, are we really living "easier" lives? Or simply more exhausting ones?

As the school semester flies by, even though most of the grunt work of the year and spamming club applications are over I still feel fairly behind in my classes and not reaching what I set out to do every day. In this post I will try to dissect my weekly schedule, to see where I'm spending my time on average and what changes I can make in my life to be happier with my use of time.
Monday The first school day of the week. I don't have class until 3:00pm, so I'm fairly lazy about my day on this day in particular, a mindset I aim to change.
12:00-3:00am: Lately I've been staying up pretty late almost every day, doing miscellaneous stuff like writing blog posts or playing NBA…

Ultralearning: Summary and Applications

In AP Microeconomics class in high school, I stumbled upon a blog post that guaranteed that I could ace my finals in school without studying. Without second thought to checking if it was a scam, I ended up spending the entire class period reading that article. 3 years later, I am still reading weekly articles from Scott Young, the blogger who completed the entire MIT Computer Science curriculum in his bedroom in one year and the writer who propelled me into deep fascination with how humans learn and master skills. When he announced his book Ultralearning in June of 2019, I pre-ordered from Amazon for the first time in my life. In this blog post, I hope to consolidate the information from his book into a summary and actionable advice I can use and remember. 

Principle 1 – Metalearning: First Draw a Map (Least Useful Actionable Section)
Language isn’t about memorizing words and conjunctions. Mastering the structure of the language will get you speaking and recognizing patterns much quic…