送友人书

序:此文乃吾友雁南予吾之信也。

丙申年初春,申博既毕,尘埃落定,耶鲁与尔湾者是也。同窗胡乐是年末方始申,乐甚慕物理之道,犹好高能,志为爱翁第二。然高能者,申博难中之至也,乐有一文感高能之不易,慨大业之难成。余深同其情,感其志,遂以此文相赠,与之共勉矣。

余幼时即志在鸿鹄。束发之年,不满足于故里高中,欲之双十拜师学艺。双十者,时乃福建高中之鳌头也。夫清明完试,仲夏放榜,故里之学子余名列榜首,总第一零二位也。然仅取六十,余叹而归之,以为勉励,悬梁刺股,二载光阴即逝,乃故里第一甲也。彼时美高校林立,人才云集,集德智体美之大成,余心向往之,遂起早贪黑,修其文法,利其修辞,然学业亦不敢丝毫怠慢也。既夏末,渐感时日无多,力不从心,无奈弃之矣。自忖美既不取,港府必争。然三模既毕,故里之状元且不及清北,况余之港校乎?清北不达,复浙必有一取。然事与愿违,铩羽而归,只可赴岭南中山者也。亲朋谓吾曰:“夫中山者,华南第一学府也,可以为荣矣。”其言虽不差,余诚不甘屈居人下也。既加冠,益慕化学之道,欲以寄此生,遂志于伯克利。夫伯克利者,今世化学之执牛耳者也。然中山同门欲趋美集化学大成之高校而不利,且数十载矣,况伯者乎?余深知其不易,乃辗转学业与科研之间,披星戴月,终年一日,不敢懈怠,遂能与同师之中占得魁首,亦幸得恩师推借,赴美游学。彼时意气风发,自度伯者有望矣。然正所谓谋事在人,成事在天。余虽得耶鲁,痛失伯等余仰慕之至者也!呜呼哀哉!众人道贺曰:“耶鲁者,常青藤也,汝可衣锦还乡矣!”众人虽知常青藤,岂知余十载春秋勤且艰仍不成其志之痛哉!

历经十载,余方悟道,志而未竟者,十常八九。无望而弃之者,哀天嚎地,然其习也速。予无望者以望,令其为困兽之斗,而后夺之,其痛也绝。虽然,吾等肉眼凡胎,岂可窥知天命邪?以有望为无望,乐不思蜀,亦成其庸。以无望为有望,恨不成功,亦成其仁。凡既尽人事,三省而问心无愧者,虽憾,可无悔矣。乔翁云:“志于鸿鹄者,众人皆笑其痴,然即其不达,其不达亦于众达者之上也。”又云:“惟痴且狂,以其可改乾坤更天地者,方能如此耳!”余深以为然。呜呼!有志者岂因其志或不成其道或不达而哀而叹而郁而惧呜呜然难为继哉!

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Something about INTP

Recommend a great article to those who’d like to know more about INTP: How to Date (and Interpret) an INTP. I would say “I just gained further insight how it would be to date myself” after the reading. Will Reserve for my future girlfriend…… Also highly recommend the author’s other INTP-related articles: The INTP Experience.

On top of that, I must recommend another extremely insightful article about INTP, which I have attached below, with the underlines as my highlight. This article analyzes INTP to an amazingly accurate level, and is a must-read for any who wants to know more about INTP. The original link is here.


A description of the INTP Personality Type

by Paul James

Original version: April 5, 1999

revised and published on the web: March 12, 2000

INTP is one of the 16 personality types defined in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). I will assume that visitors to this page already have a basic knowledge of the MBTI system for I wish to concentrate on describing the INTP type as best I can. Continue reading