Cut the Bullshit

If you follow my blog or social media, you may have wondered, what has Youn been up to and been doing all these months?

To answer your question, I think I’ve spent the past two years mourning my grandma’s death. I wasn’t sad or crying during this whole time but I was emotionally and psychologically stuck.

If you’ve seen the TV show Dark, it was like I was making progress on moving forward but then I would hit an invisible roadblock of feelings that I could not overcome and that I was going through over and over again.

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Time, Secrets, and the Status Quo

I love my grandmother but in her time and age, a woman’s worth was her beauty and chastity. That was her reality but realities change over time.

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel all talk about how you need to challenge assumptions. Things that look like truths. They might have been true at one time but they aren’t anymore. These are probably what Thiel considers secrets out in plain sight.  Continue reading Time, Secrets, and the Status Quo

My Experience with New York City’s Specialized High School System

The top two days of public unrest I’ve experienced in my young adult career are 9/11 and when we received our SHSAT scores.

The day we received those SHSAT scores, everything changed for everyone. It was when dreams were broken or made and opportunities were given or taken away.

People like to think that this standardized test is purely merit based or a great marker for intelligence. It isn’t.

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Programming and Pattern Recognition

My thoughts on how learning programming gave me a second sight and thus a major advantage as well as happiness and fulfillment. 

Before I started learning how to program I thought that programmers and computer engineers were wizards who were able to understand some magical language that I could not comprehend. These wizards could wave a wand and bring a tech application to life. Continue reading Programming and Pattern Recognition

Hidden Costs and Learning How To Program

Late last year I had a personal dilemma. I did not like what I was doing or what I had to do in order to be “successful”.

I was working on building a 7 figure business but in order to do that I would have to scale what I was doing. I felt like I was helping pollute the environment and support bad labor practices because there was no way for me to really know if the products I bought and resold had clean, ethical supply chains. Continue reading Hidden Costs and Learning How To Program