While you might think making a career out of your hobby is a dream come true, it could easily turn into a nightmare; introducing obligations to passions may end up tainting your experience, as Francesco Pacifico found out. Pacifico realised that he had stopped writing for enjoyment, and insead wrote to please everyone else. In this amusing ‘breakup letter’ to his writing career, he details his struggles, and bashfully admits that he had resorted to creating an alias to write what he wanted without guilt or pressure.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here