The amount of sleep lost--I think I averaged 4-5 hours of sleep a night--is inconsequential when compared to new pals and intellectual stimulation.
Here are a few of the many things I learned:
- No one can ever truly be well-read. There are too many great books. But I will certainly try.
- If you stick 70 people on a college campus with a supply of alcohol crazy things will happen.
- To differentiate yourself: Know something big. Do something big (Kevin Williamson, Deputy Managing Editor National Review).
- The Simpson's can explain everything from philosophy to economics.
- Ask questions of everyone. Be inquisitive.
- Be Great at one skill. Good at two. OK at 2-3 (Chris Harper, Professor and former international correspondent).
- Be edgy.
- Grand Funk Railroad was not a funk group from the '70s.
- Journalists work for their readers.
- People with good handwriting always end up being the writer in groups.
- All great businesses get started in bars or garages.
- The handicap shower stall is far superior to the regular one.
- Don't wait for opportunities, create opportunities.