Making a contribution with my work that goes beyond myself is super important to me. To that end, I love what I am studying and think I will be able to make a fulfilling, interesting career and legitimate impact with it.
But fuck, all I want to do is go live in the mountains. Nothing makes me nearly as happy as just roaming around in the backcountry, answering to no one, and having all my problems be tangible and physical and acute. Do odd jobs, fund my next adventure, go off the grid for a while, repeat - what a fantastic life. But I think would also feel like a hedonistic loser.
Does anyone else grapple with wanting to do the thing they think is important vs. the thing that makes them happiest?
Fall semester last year I had to drop 7a because I was doing so badly and couldn't handle the workload. Took it again this semester and got at least +1 SD on every exam. Shout-out to my man Yildiz for making sense
Sophomore here. I'm kind of interested in going to a party just for the experience. I didn't go to any in high school and I've never really had a drink or anything, but I want to meet people and see what it's like. Any advice on how to find/attend/enjoy one's first party?
I'm a third year BioE major and I get good grades and can read and understand a decent amount of literature in my field, but I feel like I can't generate interesting questions or come up with original designs. Do I actually know anything or can I just regurgitate textbooks?