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What is your motto in life?

"Man's sense of values ought to be revised. If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!" -Griffith J. Griffith

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If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?

Probably 80~90 range. Just to see what I will miss and regret.

If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

Morgan Freeman. Is my voice not Freeman's voice?

If you were president, what would you do first?

At the top of my head, fix the American monetary system.

track where it will kill an immediate family member. Which option would you choose?

I saw this moral problem on Buzzfeed haha. I seriously can't decide, so I'll flip a coin. Tails=Option 1. Heads=Option 2. Tails. I guess I killed 5 people.

If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options: (1) Do nothing, and the trolley kills the five people on the main track. (2) Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side...


There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley (to be continued)


Any tips for college apps? Congrats on your acceptance at Stanford!

Thank you! I have plenty of tips! If you want, DM me on Facebook and I will tell you everything.
1) Hurry up and do it. If you haven't started on at least one of your college essays as of now, you're behind.
2) Quickly find your voice in the essays you write. It sounds abstract, but after a couple essays, you'll discover something about everything you write. Stick to that voice.
3) Don't let too many people peer edit your essays. You don't want them to make your essay someone else's through too much editing. Grammatical revision is fine, but when someone questions your ideas, take their criticism with a grain of salt.
4) Don't wait for the perfect moment to start your college apps. There is no 'perfect moment'. Get your grind on NOW. The hardest part about college apps is starting it. Everything after is facilitated and pretty straightforward.
5) Be specific in your essays. I have given this piece of advice to soooooo many people. Just ask yourself, "Is this essay going to differentiate me from the 20,000 other people in the applicant pool?" So be sure you spend a lot of time brainstorming for a good essay that is branded with your name and ONLY your name.

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