Intellectual Vitality Analysis

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Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. (250 word limit)* Imagine you’re me. You were rejected by every college you applied to out of high school, a Stanford student plagiarizes your idea to land your dream internship, you’re ADHD, dyslexic, and left-handed.

What do you do? If you said, “start a nonprofit with your favorite music critic”, I’m calling Ben Carson and looking for a scar. Totally unUn-totally-fulfilled by my community college experience and dayjob, I contacted Piero Scaruffi, the author and founder of, an ancient blog full of thousands of best-of lists and personal musings. Piero responded, and we met up
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These are embodied, respectively, by what we call art and science.
Humanity. A lot. Our past, present, future, and the dent we’ve put in our corner of the universe. I want to be involved in the vanguard that will ultimately represent or catalyze our next great evolutionary shift. I want to better understand the human condition while also increasing my understanding of the universe we inhabit. I want to continue and increase my involvement with the Stanford Transhumanist Association. I even spoke at a political rally for a Transhumanist presidential candidate, Zoltan Istvan, over the summer of 2015.
Despite what Sartre said about Hell, living among other people is a necessary part of life. I believe the art and science to doing this well is called “politics”. It’s important to me to understand the effective governing of people, and how to relate to others in the meanwhile.
Straight up, getting into college. I was rejected by every university I applied to out of high school, then rejected by every other alternative path I sought out before settling into a community college. I want to be in a stimulating environment surrounded by people from all walks of
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