January 3, 2022
I love learning and believe unexpected ideas come from the intersection from seemingly disparate fields. I also don't want my knowledge to sit in my head or on a lab bench and go stale. I aim to exteriorize them through writing and starting things.
Bias Towards Action
"Action cures all". In face of ambiguity, it is easy to get paralyzed and think about things unproductively in an abstract way. Having a high sense of urgency often solves most, if not all of these problems. I also observe action gives you confidence, which in return creates a flywheel of motivation that causes you to take more action.
In both scientific pursuit and in life. A professor used to tell me something that I resonate with strongly: "There is already some truth out there in the universe, and it is our job to discover them". Personally, I've seen myself and others around me grow the most in a short period of time through the feedback loop of candid, honest feedback.
Compassion and Kindness
There is a near zero chance that I'd be who I am today without the support and kindness of those around me. Being kind is "profitable" - by being kind, you inspire others to be kind. The cascade of kindness can cause things to happen that wouldn't have happened otherwise, creating net positive value for the world.
I don't like giving up on things.