When you are eagerly standing up to study a subject, obsessing over its themes, not caring whether you need them or not for an upcoming exam, learning with unconditional curiosity, you are actually playing to win.

However, when opening the book feels like a burden, when you have to put in a lot of effort as well as misery into pushing yourself to study that course for the sake of passing the exam, you are indeed playing not lose.

My mind was blown away when I first learned that nothing is 100% true and correct. Everything has a certain degree of error and malfunction. Everything that has been created by a human being is prone to have imperfectness in one or another part. Only what has been created by our Creator is perfect and absolute.

In modern society, we are living in a big system of trillion systems. The everyday examples can be the daily transportation system, law system, education system, financial systems, and endless more. While we recognize that these systems are not perfect, every culture has adopted…

In western culture, it is a widely accepted idea that you are free to explore and experience a variety of things in your life. “Why limit yourself?”. Therefore, many people who ‘experience’ a variety of different things are getting addicted to those things. So, maybe it is healthier to not experienced all the things? Maybe allow yourself to experience them, but maybe try to control yourself in experiencing them only once? And not repeat again?

You know the questions that arise are endless. The problem with us, human beings, is that we are forgetful creatures. Let us say you are…

I was inspired by one of the James Clear articles — https://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains — where a coach breaks down the cycling workout process of British cyclists, improves every single one of them by 1 %, and sees a massive progress in the cyclists’ performance.

And here is how I applied the same method for my studies.

I had to be studying Chemistry, Physics, MATLAB, Python and C for the upcoming exams in June-July. My study plan was to dedicate : 4.5 hours for Chemistry, 1.5 hours for Physics, 2 hours for MATLAB, 2 hours for C, and 2 hours for Python…

Chemistry is hard. Chemistry is complex. Chemistry is deep and limitless. Chemistry requires you a megaton of self-discipline and organization to maintain steady learning progress. Chemistry has a lot of formulas, reactions, elements, and unending more details and their applications to memorize. Chemistry is a hard exercise for your brain, raping its every single cell to store that learned Chemical theme in itself.

There is so much to learn and understand in Chemistry.

Yet, just imagine.

What if you pushed yourself to learn that Science you hated before? What if you challenged yourself to study something incredibly hard and systemically…

Begali Aslonov

Just a curious undergrad

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