What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you were graduating? [Daily Cal]
Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy: That the real test wasn’t whether I’d succeed or fail — I failed again and again — but my resilience in bouncing back from failure.
Terry Johnson, Department of Bioengineering: Choosing what to do next seems momentous, but it will not define you, your career, or your life.
Ron Hassner, Department of Political Science: The truth about time travel and bayonets. Those who’ve taken PS124 (“War!”) know this. If you ever get your hands on a time machine, and you use it to travel back in time, and you step out of the machine, and you’re in the middle of a war, and people are fighting with bayonets… you get right back into that time machine. You hear me? Just do it! Don’t argue with me. I teach PS124, I know that I’m talking about.
Ron Hassner with the best advice.