There is nothing like flying through the air in total freefall. One of my best friends is an incredible gymnast and he said it was a huge rush.
I want to see more of America and I never got to do it before college or even right after.
Speak in front of 10,000 people.
I like public speaking and I want to get so good that I’m asked to speak in front of this many people. I like being in the spotlight.
Get married and have kids
Boringly normal, this still makes the top 5 for sure. I want to find my life partner and spawn offspring to continue my lineage.
Run an organization of over 5000 people
I like being in charge and 5000 people is a lot of people to be in charge of! It’s not so much about the revenues or the profits as it is the influence I would have in positively shaping these people’s lives.
(My dream bio in SI) Jason Shen led the Stanford Men’s Gymnastics team to victory at the 2009 NCAA Championships as co-captain and garnered All-American honors for his performance on the parallel bars. This is Stanford’s 4th ever NCAA team title, the last one earned 14 years prior.
The expert on experts is Philip Tetlock, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His 2005 book, “Expert Political Judgment,” is based on two decades of tracking some 82,000 predictions by 284 experts. The experts’ forecasts were tracked both on the subjects of their specialties and on subjects that they knew little about. The result? The predictions of experts were, on average, only a tiny bit better than random guesses — the equivalent of a chimpanzee throwing darts at a board.
Nicholas Kristof – Learning How to Think – NYTimes.com
I recently had a conversation with a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Parents of all cultures might want to consider his comment. He studied Chinese attitudes and approaches to academics, and heard many first-hand experiences from Asian classmates. “I thank my lucky stars I only had to deal with a U.S. education,” he said. “I’d never have made it in China.
Striking a Balance Between Ivy League or Bust | Psychology Today Blogs
A course I’ll be teaching Spring 2009!