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Self-Awareness, Depth, & Maturity

Self-Awareness, Depth, & Maturity

To be young. Is it immature? The very idea of maturity is rather difficult to express. Perhaps I would describe it as “handling things well.” Not getting angry. Being forgiving. Being understanding. Being kind and compassionate, even. Qualities that have one common factor: self-awareness. How is self-awareness gained? Adults can be immature. It is not […]

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Life Is Meant to Be Difficult

Life Is Meant to Be Difficult

I wonder if the very reason for things being so difficult – as in not fully “trusting the universe” – is so that we feel the full emotional effect of everything that happens to us: both the ups and the downs. Because it’s easy to tell ourselves that everything will work out in the end. […]

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Life Happens

Life Happens

For my entire life, the idea of “living a life” has always seemed like a far-away problem — a matter for tomorrow. Each period of my life was lived for the next: what I did in high school was for undergrad; what I did in undergrad was for grad school; what I did in grad […]

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How to Fix a Broken World

How to Fix a Broken World

The fact that we live in a broken world is undeniable. Perhaps the biggest problem is the matter of the individual: “What can I alone do to make a change?” There are two paths forward in a broken world. The first is anarchy and rebellion. The second is systematic change. While the first option would […]

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There Is No Future Without Hope

There Is No Future Without Hope

I went with my dad to The First Meeting of the Public of Russia and the USA in Istanbul on the 7th. I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to share my message, and I would also like to share it here. My speech was titled “There Is No Future Without Hope,” addressing issues the […]

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Humans, Humanity, and Suffering

Humans, Humanity, and Suffering

This past year, I have been shown a prevalent aspect of this world that I never fully grasped the severity of. Since having gained perspective from the events of my time in Iceland, I now see everywhere what I’ve always only heard about: suffering. Suffering doesn’t mean endless sadness or despair, though that is certainly […]

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The Search Part 1 – Academia

The Search Part 1 – Academia

In my career, I have done a little bit of everything.  Professionally, I have degrees in computer science and math. I started my PhD in computer graphics. I developed desktop apps and mobile apps. I worked in machine learning and published papers on biodiagnostics – work that my university selected me as a “World Changer” […]

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