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Self Reflection

This piece was originally going to be called "Why I Write". For better or worse (and advised as okay by Paul Graham), I've since pivoted the main topic of this post to instead focus more generally on my motivation to create--be it via writing, programming, designing, or drawing. But this post does not only focus on the motivation why I do these activities, rather, it also looks at why I don't do these things when required of me, namely academically-speaking.

Thus, through the inquisition of myself and some research, this essay aims to answer the following questions:

  • Can lazy people, who do not apply themselves academically, pursue creative and/or mentally-demanding endeavors?

  • What motivates these individuals?

  • Can said motivation be applied towards performing at a higher level academically?

Cedric Amaya

Written by Cedric Amaya, a software engineer who enjoys occasionally taking a break from coding to write about what is on his mind. You should follow him on Twitter.