I gazed solemnly out of the airplane window as scenes flashed through my head. Everything else seemed to fade out of existence, even the bustle and chitter-chatter as everyone boarded the flight.
Most people would agree that being the worst at something sucks. Doesn’t everyone fantasize about what it would be like to be the best of the best, whether it’s becoming an Olympian athlete or a thriving student at Stanford?
As a passionate learner, when I get curious about something, I research the topic extensively. Autism, a developmental disorder impairing an individual’s ability to communicate and interact within a neurotypical society, is something that’s happened to pique my interest.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard the phrase, “knowledge is power.” Perhaps you’ve seen it plastered on a cheesy motivational poster in the library or were lectured with this Sir Francis Bacon quote by your parents desperately trying to make you finish your homework. This implies that more intelligent people are more successful, have more control over their lives and the world around them.
A sheep is defined as a domesticated ruminant animal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. Sheep are kept in flocks for their wool or meat and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.
Parallax is defined as the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions. This is evident when you view a finger within an arm’s length from your head and see how it appears to change positions as you alternate closing one eye at a time.