On Richard Feynman and your core questions

Richard Feynman famously wrote:

“You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while there will be a hit, and people will say, ‘How did he do it? He must be a genius!”

I love this, it doesn’t have to only about science, here are some of the problems I am thinking about:

For non-science questions, I am always thinking about:

  • how can I consistently maintain my health?
  • how can I always be at calm and peaceful state?
  • How can I help more people?

Make sure you always write down your questions and periodically review them. I use this blog as a zettelkasten to help me think about these problems.

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