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In Inspiration on December 4, 2009 by David Tagged: , , , ,

http://www.paulgraham.com/hs.html

Really inspiring to me. I think I first read this my freshman year in high school, but it is no less relevant now than it was two year ago.

Excerpt:

In fact I suspect if you had the sixteen year old Shakespeare or Einstein in school with you, they’d seem impressive, but not totally unlike your other friends.

Which is an uncomfortable thought. If they were just like us, then they had to work very hard to do what they did.”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19125691.300-how-to-be-a-genius.html?full=true

Another article that really changed and reinforced the way I think about the world and how I want to act. I like to read this article and the previous article every so often, remind me what my perspective should be.

Excerpt: The reality check came in my twenties, when nearly a decade of middling effort failed to cast the glow of my writing genius much beyond my study walls. By my early thirties I saw the obvious: my smarts and “talent” – above average or not – would count for little unless I outworked most of the other writers. Only when I started putting in some extra hours did I get anywhere.

Some more interesting articles:

http://www.theamericanscholar.org/the-disadvantages-of-an-elite-education/
http://sivers.org/kimohttp://sivers.org/kimo
http://www.zenmoments.org/my-favorite-liar/

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