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Isolation and Passion

This week’s lecture with Professor Tezcan was very eye-opening in the sense that it has been a long time since I have seen someone that passionate about their work, to the point where there is little to no concern about what profits come forth. HIs article states, “However, the extent of structural changes and the elasticity of such flexible crystals are constrained by the necessity to maintain a continuous network of bonding interactions between the constituents of the lattice.” His article was quite difficult to read but I enjoyed hearing about the crystals and how they must have constant communication and bonds to survive. That is very similar to humans in that sense I believe where one cannot be alone and independent forever.

In Primo Levi’s book, the last chapter ends with “This cell belongs to a brain, and it is my brain, the brain of the me who is writing; and the cell in question, and within it the atom in question, is in charge of my writing, in a gigantic minuscule game which nobody has yet described. It is that which at this instant, issuing out of a labyrinthine tangle of yeses and nos, makes my hand run along a certain path on the paper, mark it with these volutes that are signs: a double snap, up and down, between two levels of energy, guides this hand of mine to impress on the paper this dot, here, this one. Levi takes his artistic ability and reverts it into chemistry where he is able to thrive due to his love for the subject.

After these two amazing authors, I wonder what I can do to create that sort of fire and drive within me in regards to my career?”

Discussion (1)

  1. Sorry, I’m just finding this post now. Maybe the answer to your question is in your quote from Tezcan – “a continuous network of bonding interactions” is the source of a satisfying career.

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