One of the defining qualities of kids is that they flake. When you’re a kid and you face some hard test, you can cry and say “I can’t” and they won’t make you do it. “Experience” is the elimination of the flake reflex—the ability to get things done, with no excuses. –@paulg http://paulgraham.com/mit.html

One of the defining qualities of kids is that they flake. When you’re a kid and you face some hard test, you can cry and say “I can’t” and they won’t make you do it. Of course, no one can make you do anything in the grownup world either. What they do instead is fire you. from http://amzn.com/k/DLBQniOITsSZzvyex9q75g

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