"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Adventures of a Curious Character
W. W. Norton & Company
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2019-12-01 2019-12-16 Buenos Aires 16

Outstanding book. Contains lots of personal stories from Feynman’s life. I like how open he was describing all the experience, without being afraid of judgments.

Few random lessons:

  • people outside of the company overestimate what is going on inside
  • you have no responsibility for the world
  • you have no responsibility to match exptectations of other people, those expectations are not yours
  • stay curious
  • teaching is important activity to still contribute something even if you can’t invent/create new things at the moment
  • have different hobbies

I was also suprised how open he was about his personal life. Some stories I found strange and a bit inappropriate for our times, but I definitely admire openess.