Some Facts about Me
I’ve lived 22 years of my life, only to realize that these few important facts are the grassroots of me. They model my behavior and explain all my wants and desires, from birth till today. Here goes:
1. I have a big ego.
2. My ego says I should win over everybody, Einstein and Buddha inclusive.
3. I am only happy when (2) is satisfied.
4. Because of (2), I learned to jump rope, do karate, play basketball, and make web applications. Because of (2), I paid attention to my work, strove for leadership positions, and went to MIT. Because of (2), I moved my mouth to speak each day.
5. I am prejudiced. I always think that my beliefs are superior to others’.
6. My emotions take the reins of my reasons, although I’ve always thought it is the other way around.
These facts have the implications that:
1. I never finish playing a game. I lose interest once I have discovered the game’s patterns or have defeated all my friends.
2. I take on challenges just for the sake of proving that I can achieve them. For example, I wanted to go to LSE, not to earn a degree, but to show that I could go.
3. I never had a free summer. I was always surrounded by millions of projects, which I would drop if I was sure of succeeding or failing. Those which were uncertain I would take on.
4. I don’t have close friends or companions. Why do I need them again?
5. I’m always preoccupied with myself.
Gee! That’s not how I want to be!