Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Mountain of Mistakes"

An homage to an instructor who was very effective at motivating and inspiring students: this particular professor once mentioned in class that (paraphrased from memory) the only difference between aspiring talents and established professionals was the latter was merely standing on a higher mountain of mistakes, and could thus see farther than someone who is just starting out. During my tenure in the department I at least learned how to take really entertaining notes...

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