Fine Man
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I'm a 17 y.o. teen (kind of a bit slightly redundant -ish), who studies math, physics, electronics, and programming. I'm inspired by John von Neumann, Richard Feynman, Nikola Tesla, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs.

If you need a few quotes by The Great Explainer, see below.

I hate rigorous proofs, but I know they're good for me. Here's why:

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard P. Feynman

Examples don't only improve understanding, they help validate it:

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.

Richard P. Feynman

I'm an ignorant teen. Not to worry, for I'm a curious teen as well!

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

Richard P. Feynman

If your still on first principles like I am, don't feel too bad.

If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions - for the fun of it - then one day you'll turn around and discover that nobody actually did that one!

Richard P. Feynman

You haven't lived if you can't relate to this quote:

If I get stuck, I look at a book that tells me how someone else did it. I turn the pages, and then I say, 'Oh, I forgot that bit,' then close the book and carry on. Finally, after you've figured out how to do it, you read how they did it and find out how dumb your solution is and how much more clever and efficient theirs is!

Richard P. Feynman

I study like this, too:

It's the way I study - to understand something by trying to work it out or, in other words, to understand something by creating it. Not creating it one hundred percent, of course; but taking a hint as to which direction to go but not remembering the details. These you work out for yourself.

Richard P. Feynman

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