If you don’t want things, you can’t be sad if you don’t get them. Therefore, no desires, no unhappiness. Fair enough.
I’d be a miserable Taoist right now, because I really really want to get a job at Google.
Let me tick off some great things about Google:
- They do everything better than everyone else (they just launched Google Translate!)
- They have the most data and the most interesting problems
- They treat their engineers like royalty; they give you everything you need to do your job
- um, well, free food… that is actually nutritious and appetizing.
- And did I mention the freakin' 20% time? This is so revolutionary and so smart. If you don’t know what I mean (and get a little shiver when you think about the possibility of working for a company that lets you do that), click on the link.
- EDIT: “Don’t be evil.” That may be the greatest thing about them. So far, they’re pretty much the least evil giant corporation that I can think of.
Let me continue by ticking off some great things about Seattle:
- Super cool neighborhoods
- Pike Place Market! (see #5 and #7)
- On the subject of food, the International District, featuring many Asian markets
- People (apparently) care about the environment and stuff
- Lots of young people, lots of nerds, thanks to all the tech companies
- The air smells good there! It is so lush!
- An hour or two from great skiing, and 4 hours from the best skiing anywhere.
Tomorrow I will know if my application is moving on! (I interviewed there on Friday) Wish me luck!
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