Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
When I was an 8 year old, I wrote an autobiography of my life to
be. In the book, I said that I really wanted to be a basketball
player when I grew up. I listed all the awards and championships I
would win with the meticulous detail that only a 8 year old could
use. But, I also said that the chances were that I would not be a
basketball player, but rather end up being some sort of business
man. To this day I have not decided whether it was good or bad that
I had such a sensible yet boring back-up plan as an 8 year
When I was 23, I decided to cast aside the shackles of my
undergraduate degree in mathematics and journey to a far off land.
You see, when my father was 23, he left his friends and family in
India and came to North America in search of a better life. Thus, I
would do the same and make a similar voyage to the land of
opportunity known as America, and I would become a student of the
Before making that journey, I spent five weeks learning french on
the government's dime in rural Quebec. I had the opportunity to
embrace the Quebecois lifestyle, which I learned consisted
primarily of drinking beer on a porch. I also had the chance to
perform improv in french, and was the star of the show. It was not
until toward the end of the five weeks that I realized that people
were laughing at my french accent rather than at my jokes.
Shortly after I began law school in the United States, a career
adviser told me that law firms would love me because I had a lot of
overseas experience. Not having the heart to tell him that Canada
was not overseas, I simply made a mental note to ignore his
I really enjoyed law school but being a lawyer didn't make me
happy, so I went back to graduate school for economics and
researched what makes people happy.
Now, as a man of 29, I try to live by the advice of Kurt
"Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in
the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies,
you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know
of, babies - "God damn it, you've got to be kind."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Career-wise: working for the government. More generally: trying to
appreciate each day and be grateful for all we have and trying to
get pickle companies to change their recommended serving size from
3/4 of a pickle to the whole thing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making puns about herbs and spices. For example:
"What a waste of thyme"
"Cayenne I get an amen?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Authors: Mindy Kaling, Kurt Vonnegut, Nick Hornby, Michael Lewis,
AJ Jacobs, Jonathan Tropper.
Bookmarks: boarding passes, friends' business cards and US $1
Movies: I like movies about janitors at elite educational
institutions that are secretly geniuses. Anything in that
TV: How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec, Mindy Project, Brooklyn
Podcasts: This American Life, Serial, Slate Political Gabfest, You
Made It Weird, The House, The Moth, The Good Life Project
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"the big three decisions" as I like to think of them: what to do
for a living, where to live and who to be romantic with. I think
these decisions are important and interesting because they aren't
binary yes/no decisions but generally, for each decision, I only
want one job/locale/partner at a time.
I also think a lot about the relative importance of expending
effort of finding stuff to do that you enjoy and people to be
around that you like and expending effort to enjoy whatever you are
already doing and appreciating the people you already spend your
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