To me, it is all about information. If you got access to the right information, the right thoughts, and you have open and free access … then if you fail in life (you can blame yourself). Or if you don’t put in enough effort, you can blame yourself. But you cannot blame yourself for not having the same information as everyone else.

Information asymmetry in society

For example, let us say you’re a high school student. If your family doesn’t have access to the same information about applying to colleges, you’re at a disadvantage. If you don’t know about scholarship opportunities, or even the right schools to apply to.

I’ll tell you how I got personally fucked [by not having access to information]:

When I was in high school, nobody ever even SUGGESTED I apply to any ‘Ivy League’ schools.

Why was this the case?

  1. Living on the west coast, the notion of applying somewhere far [east coast Ivy League schools] isn’t really a concept.
  2. Richer families have the knowledge that Ivy League schools exist, and thus encourage their kids to apply.
  3. Richer high schools have counselors which prep their students to apply to all schools [all the top schools].

I really wish I had someone even say:

Hey Eric, have you submitted your application to Harvard yet?

Who knows– I might have got in! But I didn’t even apply. Why? I didn’t really even know where Harvard was. Was Harvard in the UK? In Europe? I wasn’t sure.

Seek information which personally benefits you, and then share that with others!

It isn’t worth complaining. Better to DO. To RISK, to ATTEMPT, and to BRAVE.

Seek the information which personally benefits you, then share it with others.

ERIC KIM

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