10 years ago, I gave up making New Year’s resolutions because I figured out something that worked better. I was a college student at Stanford University reflecting, disappointedly, on my first two years of school.  I chose to go to Stanford University to learn how to change the world. I wanted to become an inventor who would create products that improved quality of life. But, as I looked back on my freshman and sophomore years of college, I concluded that I was only marginally more intelligent than when I was in high school. I knew a bit more physics, a bit more calculus. But more glaringly, by the end of the first two years, I had sacrificed many of the aspects of self that had gotten me to Stanford in the first place. As I looked ahead, I saw where that would lead me in life and it wasn’t exciting.

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