I'm Father Time's older sister. I was born at the beginning of the universe, and I exist to field all of life's questions.
A wise MIT professor once told Auntie that the hardest part of human life is finding love. With that in mind, Auntie presents Valentine’s Day selections about finding, and navigating, love.
This week, in lieu of actual questions, Auntie Matter narcissistically decided to invent and answer questions about herself.
Instead of telling your students not to work a specific kind of job, encourage them to be a specific kind of person — one who is awake in the world.
Take pride in your behavior. It is genuinely impressive to bear a difficult circumstance with grace.
Even if you reexamine the situation and conclude you made some mistakes, what’s done is done, and Auntie believes you should try to forget about it.
How do you know if it was a date without asking? (You don’t.) And should you apply to software engineering internships? (Only if you want to do software engineering.)
The main reason Auntie suggests you pursue this man, however, is that she hopes you will fall passionately in love.
Though wanting the good things is painful, it is still preferable to not knowing what the good things are.
This week, in response to MIT Summer Confessions posts, Auntie will give yet more unsolicited advice. Remember, folks, even your (technologically incompetent) aunt can read a public page!
Don’t wait too long for the perfect moment. There won’t be one.
In the midst of all the liquid nitrogen ice cream, puzzle hunts, and lock-picking, you should make sure to take time for self-reflection.
Auntie believes you could find love again.
Once you’ve started procrastinating, don’t feel as though you must keep procrastinating. You are not simply either a procrastinating fool or a productivity fiend.
There is much mythology surrounding the female orgasm.
To quote Rilke, “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.”
If you have questions for Auntie Matter, please submit them at tinyurl.com/AskAuntieMatter.
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