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-====== Stop Deferring ====== 
  
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-Don't listen to advice like: 
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-<​blockquote>​ 
-"​Before embarking in philosophy one should learn to calculate."​ 
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-<​cite>​N.N. Bogolubov, advice to young theoretical physicists</​cite>​ 
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-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. ​ 
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-Instead: 
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-<​blockquote>"​Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have."<​cite>​[[http://​www.paulgraham.com/​vb.html |Paul Graham]]</​cite></​blockquote>​ 
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-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>​ 
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-<​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>​ 
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-===== Further Reading ===== 
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-  * http://​www.paulgraham.com/​hs.html 
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