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-====== Stop Deferring ====== 
-Don't listen to advice like: 
-"​Before embarking in philosophy one should learn to calculate."​ 
-<​cite>​N.N. Bogolubov, advice to young theoretical physicists</​cite>​ 
-and don't fall into the trap of the [[causes:​deferred_life_plan|deferred life plan]]. Most physicists never actually get to the stage where they are "​allowed"​ to think about big questions. They either get stuck in the "shut up and calculate"​ phase or drop out of academia. ​ 
-<​blockquote>"​Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have."<​cite>​[[http://​​vb.html |Paul Graham]]</​cite></​blockquote>​ 
-Instead of "Shut up and calculate",​ remember: 
-<​blockquote>​“Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts, [...] All the same, the mathematics is only a tool and one should learn to hold the physical ideas in one’s mind without reference to the mathematical form.” <​cite>​from the preface of Dirac'​s Quantum Mechanics book</​cite></​blockquote>​ 
-<​blockquote>​I too of course play games with symbols..., but in a way that keeps me mindful that I am only playing. ​ <​cite>​Johannes Kepler</​cite></​blockquote>​ 
-===== Further Reading ===== 
-  * http://​​hs.html 
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