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the quote came from this article from nytimes.

I’ve been lucky with a lot of my friends.For them there really is that thirst for knowledge, The thing is once you’ve had that thirst you never will be sated. Normal work here in the Philippines are in most ways repetitive,  and not really intellectually engaging. The secret I believe is going out of your way to find that love for learning that we have within us, and to foster this, automate as much as possible, find ways to maximize the interesting parts of your job and minimize the repetitive boring part.

It’s easy to think that college classes are mainly about preparing you for a job. But remember: this may be the one time in your life when you have a chance to think about the whole of your life, not just your job.

via College advice, from people who have been there awhile – Chris Blattman.