The Philosopher’s Corner

This month's philosopher: Alessia Bhargava, MD'17, WG‘17 
To learn more about Alessia, click here.

Column Editor: Z. Colette Edwards, WG’84, MD’85
To learn more about Colette, click here.


Alessia.pngLife Lessons:

  • If I knew then what I know now, I would have … said “no” more frequently. 
  • If I knew then what I know now, I would not have …eaten that second McChicken. No matter what people say, there is no way two is cheaper than one.

Favorite Quotes:

  1. “Of course it was cause and effect, but in the necessity with which one follows the other lay all tragedy of life.”
    ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  2. “Minds differ still more than faces.” ~ Voltaire

  3. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

  4. “We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are — that is the fact.” ~ John-Paul Sartre

Recommended Reading: 

  1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

  2. High Price by Carl Hart

  3. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

  4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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