Whether we like them or not, institutions are here to stay. Although there are definitely times throughout history where tearing down the old and building something new paid off, for most of us, most of the time, it‘s most efficient to work within their confines rather than try to break free.
This past year I made the choice to upgrade my travel tea set from the red dragon porcelain to a titanium set. Although I loved the old cups, the cups were extremely small, and porcelain is prone to breaking. Not to mention, the heat transfer through the porcelain was high enough that I often risked burning my fingers when pouring the tea.
This week I thought I’d switch it up and share some musings from author Colin Wright on planning for the future. While his thoughts don’t entirely mimic my own, his thoughts on the value of preparation are especially well put.
Today marks the end of finals week for the winter quarter at UChicago. While it is always a very busy time, it is actually one of my favorite periods of the year, mainly for the peaceful break that follows each term.