Back to School Advice from Margaret Cho: Find What You Love & Never Stop Doing It
Comedian Margaret Cho shares the best advise she was given in school, and why she keeps that simple advice -- never stop doing what you're doing -- to this day.
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To cope with bullying at school, Margaret Cho turned to humor. Cho started writing jokes for a stand up routine, and has come to be known as the Patron Saint for Outsiders.
Behind this success story lies a tragedy, as her mentor in high school was a teacher who was murdered. And yet, Cho tells Big Think this act of violence reminded her of "the immediacy of life and the necessity of living your life and living it because it can be gone in a moment."
And so Cho's mentor's advice -- "never stop writing" -- has stuck with her to this day.
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Our experience of time may be blinding us to its true nature, say scientists.
- Time may not be passing at all, says the Block Universe Theory.
- Time travel may be possible.
- Your perception of time is likely relative to you and limited.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
At least he wasn't burned at the stake, right?
- The letter suggests Galileo censored himself a bit in order to fly more under the radar. It didn't work, though.
- The Royal Society Journal will publish the variants of the letters shortly, and scholars will begin to analyze the results.
- The letter was in obscurity for hundreds of years in Royal Society Library in London.
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