Tuesday, October 27, 2009
With a (much) lighter schedule, the Mrs. and I decided we should start getting ready for the baby getting here. The first order of business is to make room for the baby. This means throwing a lot of crap away. Most of the "crap" was notes and folders from undergrad and the first two years of med school. I've somehow felt attached to these notes, even though very little of it is useful to me anymore (really, I don't need to hold on to my History of Jazz notes). But they had to go. And as I was throwing things away, I saw my Calculus 3 notes and flipped through it and I was amazed that at some point in my life I knew how to do triple integrals. Then I thought, holy shit, what a waste of time. I haven't used it since and will probably never use it again. Was it all a waste? I wonder how much of my education is a waste?