World’s most excusable crimes

…are acts done in the name of love. TV, media, advertisements, social media, popularize the side of love that makes our fanatical minds sparkle, our dopamine rush and our hands rush to our wallets. We go as far as investing money and time to sculpt our bodies in otherwise nonsensical ways to increase the prospect […]

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Open-mindedness

I often hear people talk about “open-mindedness” as a trait they desire, whether in friendship, relationship, or a working relationship. However, when I ask people to define what open-mindedness is, they struggle to do so. The dictionary definition, “willing to consider new ideas,” is rather unhelpful. Obviously, someone who’s not willing to consider new ideas […]

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Morality and Entrepreneurship

Part of aspiring to be an entrepreneur is tossing myself some tough questions to answer. What this self-inquiry has led me to is the personal belief that entrepreneurship is as much a question about impact as it is about morality. I’m not religious, but I would imagine I’d have hell of an easier time sleeping […]

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A Viral Conversation about School

For my required Stanford freshman writing requirement (PWR), I am taking the class, “Rhetoric of Education.” For my first rhetorical analysis, I wrote about a video of great impact in my high school years, one that triggered a deep reflection of the self, questioning of my life, and drive to action. If you haven’t watched […]

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Mathematics and Entrepreneurship

One of the special things at Stanford is the so-called “entrepreneurial spirit,” well backed by an army of CS majors that comprise of 40% of the undergrad population. I like to think of the entrepreneurial spirit as euphemism for six-figure-salary opportunism that inevitably develops in a campus surrounded by tech giants but it is generally […]

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A Linear Algebra Analogy

I got destroyed by my LinAlg midterm – didn’t study. On the positive note, here’s a new way I discovered that helped me understand the Rank-Nullity Theorem, which states for a linear transformation , We can rewrite this as: Imagine we are at a party, and is a mapping of boys to girls. The basis […]

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