A little delayed, but 2 girls 1 uke took it to the streets of San Francisco this past June. #cashmoneyyo

It can be hard to separate the things you like from the things you’re impressed with. One trick is to ignore presentation. Whenever I see a painting impressively hung in a museum, I ask myself: how much would I pay for this if I found it at a garage sale, dirty and frameless, and with no idea who painted it? If you walk around a museum trying this experiment, you’ll find you get some truly startling results. Don’t ignore this data point just because it’s an outlier.

Another way to figure out what you like is to look at what you enjoy as guilty pleasures. Many things people like, especially if they’re young and ambitious, they like largely for the feeling of virtue in liking them. 99% of people reading Ulysses are thinking “I’m reading Ulysses” as they do it. A guilty pleasure is at least a pure one. What do you read when you don’t feel up to being virtuous? What kind of book do you read and feel sad that there’s only half of it left, instead of being impressed that you’re half way through? That’s what you really like.

-Copy What You Like by Paul Graham

Relevant. Also, currently obsessed with Paul Graham’s essays.

St. Ignaz Church, Mainz, Germany. July 2014.

Loved this place.

Elephant camp in Coorg, India. July 2014.

Elephant camp in Coorg, India. July 2014.

Elephant camp in Coorg, India. July 2014.

Elephant camp in Coorg, India. July 2014.

The test of whether people love what they do is whether they’d do it even if they weren’t paid for it—even if they had to work at another job to make a living. How many corporate lawyers would do their current work if they had to do it for free, in their spare time, and take day jobs as waiters to support themselves?
How to Do What You Love by Paul Graham

Takes me back.

Sunrise view of Mt. Katahdin from Daicey Pond. Baxter State Park, ME. May 2014.

Sunrise view of Mt. Katahdin from Daicey Pond. Baxter State Park, ME. May 2014.

Finally got around to photographing my dorm room before junior year ended. =]

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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