Academic advice

“It is impossible to do, but it is what you must do to prove you are a minimally worthy person. It also the best/the worst thing in the world to do, but either way, it is the only way to prove you are worthy to live.

“After making tenure at a place like Yale or Cornell – we don’t expect you to make tenure at Harvard, that truly is impossible – you can start to think about what you might want to do with your life.

“As I say, it is almost impossible to do and you are probably not good enough to do it, but if you follow my recommended tactics perfectly, you just may have a small chance. Deviate in any way from any part of my instructions and you will fall off a cliff.”


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