《Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!》的笔记-第66页
- 章节名：From Cornell to Caltech
- 页码：第66页 2016-05-17 06:20:24
For burning outAnd then I thought to myself, "You know, what they think of you is so fantastic, it's impossible to live up to it. You have no responsibility to live up to it!" It was a brilliant idea: You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing. It wasn't a failure on my part that the Institute for Advanced Study expected me to he that good; it was impossible. It was clearly a mistake-and the moment I appreciated the possibility that they might be wrong, I realized that it was also true of all the other places, including my own university. I am what I am, and if they expected me to he good and they're offering me some money for it, it's their hard luck.
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