Some of my friends didn't go to college because they had to support their parents financially. I get that not everyone even gets the chance of stability. But everyone ought to be entitled to it.
At the same time, some of my friends did go to college on student loans for a chance at stability they could not otherwise obtain, and are now food insecure. If they are "elite," what a mess we are in.
I feel very sad today, I think because I keep thinking about the surge in COVID cases from Thanksgiving that will happen starting a few days from now, and what will follow from this in December because of Christmas travel and gatherings.
I just want the goddamn vaccine to be out and accessible to everyone already.
People are starting to get sick from basic things like going to the pharmacy or getting groceries, since rates are so high. And that makes me worry about my parents a lot.
If someone is cruel to you, I really recommend taking the time to find clarity, and then standing up for yourself. Because if you do not stand up for yourself, you can continue to tell yourself that they are cruel only because they are ignorant, and this can be a dangerous lie.
I waited six months after a long period of cruelty to do this about one year ago, and looking back on what I wrote, I feel very proud of myself, and also glad that I can no longer maintain the lie that had kept me susceptible to such cruelty for such an extended period of time.
I think American society as a whole, maybe due to Christian influence, tells you that it is better to find peace within yourself and move on rather than stand up for yourself. But this leaves you susceptible to cruelty, and guarantees the unwitting cruel never learn.
Thinking more about academic advice and how it is often by men and intended for men. Some examples (thread):
Collaboration and credit: Advice for women needs to take into account the lack of credit that women get in collaborations relative to men.
Postdocs: Women are socially expected to contribute more to childcare if we choose to be parents, and also have on average more physical constraints that make delaying life in our 30s risky. A postdoc during a recession might be good advice for men more than for women on average.
Be sure to credit everyone who helps you in your research. But pay extra attention to giving credit to women, since both anecdotes and empirical evidence suggest that men are credited for their work more than women (unsure about other gender minorities).
OK, using a slight variation of @wilcoxjay's proof of eta_dep_constr_B_1, here is a PUMPKIN Pi repair config from (Vector.t T n) to (Fin.t n -> T), plus repaired caseS, hd, const, shiftin, take, append, rev_append_tail, map, fold_left, and fold_right.