How time flies! I always hold such a feeling, which becomes stronger on some milestone dates, especially birthday. I think the most wonderful thing about growing older is to learn more about the world. On the other hand, the more I know, the more I will find that I don’t know and may never know. This is always true whenever I was learning about mathematics, physics and computer science. But it doesn’t matter since the knowledge of human civilization expands so quickly that we just need to be aware of the information that is really meaningful to us.
For me one of the best ways to learn is from my past mistakes and failures, such as bugs in my code, and paper rejections. Compared to the champion titles I’ve won on basketball court, the loss of a game usually taught me much more. It helps me to realize my weakness, and stimulates me to keep practicing and to become stronger.