“History is full of examples of young people who were working on important problems that no one else at the time thought were important, and in particular that their parents didn’t think were important. On the other hand, history is even fuller of examples of parents who thought their kids were wasting their time and who were right……Parents can sometimes be especially conservative in this department. There are some whose definition of important problems includes only those on the critical path to med school.” Paul Graham on terrific form

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