Originally Written Feb 02, 2017
In high school I could rely on being smart.
I refused to study, and if I did I wanted to make sure everything I did was the most efficient way of learning.
Architecture was welcomed kick in the ass for me.
Many teachers would grade on the quantity of work done for a single idea. The more work you do on an idea, the more 'support' your idea has.
You couldn't fake this work.
You had to put in the time for it.
It wasn't about being smart. At times it felt like a taking a huge pack of supplies, and wading through heavy mud.
And I learnt to love that struggle.