Steve Jobs Last Words

I thought Steve Job’s last letter was really inspirational, since the stage he’s reached in life is what we all (especially as engineers/tech majors) strive to, but in the end he’s learned that there’s a world outside of what we esteem:

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”. When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”. Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends… Treat yourself well. Cherish others. As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch – they both tell the same time… Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – the amount of money inside is the same; Whether we drive a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car, the road and distance is the same, and we get to the same destination. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – the hangover is the same; Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq ft – loneliness is the same. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – you go down with it… Therefore.. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, That is true happiness!!

Five Undeniable Facts of Life :

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London. “Eat your food as your medicine. Otherwise you have to eat medicine as your food.”

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!

NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

Six Best Doctors in the World;

1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence and
6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.

TIL #4

  1. Life: Everyone’s lost in different states–some are better than hiding it than others
  2. Life: Your enemy can become your best friend and your best friend can become your enemy
  3. Life: Vulnerability can be your best friend
  4. Tech: You can download someone’s blog

TIL #3

TIL #3:

  1. Life: Money is there you just need to be proactive in obtaining it
  2. Life: People make you more awake
  3. Life: The past was less complex
  4. Academic: You can make prediction models with python

TIL #2

  1. Life: Proximity poisons the mind
  2. Life: Repetition and continuation produces results
  3. Life: Meet people through the strangest circumstances
  4. Life: Anyone can produce art
  5. Life: often the things we have last time for the seem to be the most prominent task to complete
  6. Academic (Econ): The weakest grow the fastest

The poorer countries GDP grows at a higher %

Supplemented by Dev’s Logic about his experience in LionFund



Things I learned (TIL #1)

The end goal of highschool was college.

Now that I’m in college I feel lost and I don’t know what I’m shooting for anymore. Days and nights consist of me just working on psets and programming assignments and more psets. I don’t have time (or have the illusion that) I don’t have time for things that I’ve always wanted to pursue in other fields. They say that if you improved just 1% of yourself everyday then you would have improved yourself by 356% the whole year and I’ve been telling myself this since highschool but still every year I end without even completing half of my goals.  I want to learn and grow, but ironically, it feels as if all the work I am getting at college just stems this. Sometimes I go to bed thinking about the day and not sure what exactly I accomplished and learned and feeling lost.

So, as an attempt to cure this and give myself some direction, I’m going to start something called “Things I learned” or TIL on this blog where each day I’ll talk about what I learned in that day. It could be something academic relating to my studies or it could be just a general “concept” I learned. So at least I’ll go to sleep every night feeling that I did learn/grow myself in some way.

So, here goes:

TIL #1:

1. Python:

importing the itertool function in python allows us to use the itertool.permutation(list) function which prints out all the different permutations in a list (the list items in all possible different orders)

I think this is pretty cool because listing out all different combinations of orders would take n! time and isn’t an easy algorithm to write. This function in particular really comes in handy when trying to analyze the all the different paths from city to city while hitting each city (the infamous  hard/inefficient problem/algorithm in programming)

2.  Life:

I realized that you can go to the Halal carts and have them remake your gyro chicken if they originally made it with the wrong sauce (in my case it was hot sauce so I could not eat it at all).

3. Life:

Never trust anyone with too pretty of a face.