Richard J. Light:
What does it mean to live a good life? What about a productive life? How about a happy life? How might I think about these ideas if the answers conflict with one another?
The challenge is how to align your time commitments to reflect your personal convictions.
It's a rat race, a treadmill, and it's grueling. If you can avoid it, you owe it to yourself to try.
Have we really tried?
Busy is a bug, not a feature.
In the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.
Take risks. ... Don't play it safe. If you're not expecting money, you have nothing to lose.
Fear operates as an appetite or an addiction. You can never be safe enough.
A saying around campus:
Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.
At the end of the day, you can't really exploit a robot the way you can a person.