Samuel Kim

September 14, 2021

Dear College Freshmen

Dear College Freshmen, You are about to enter a new chapter in your young adult life. It's an exciting one, no doubt. But it can also be a time of uncertainty and many questions. That being said, here's some unsolicited advice that I wish 17 year old Sam knew when he started college. A big thank you to my friend Michael for his edits a...
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July 20, 2021

I Failed to Meet My Writing Goal and I Feel Fine

Earlier this summer, I made a commitment with a friend to write a post every day. As anyone who has perused my feed even once may notice, I have not met my goal at all. In fact, I'm quite far from it. Sam from four years ago would have said the effort made was pathetic and miserable. I feel completely okay with this despite what may se...
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June 21, 2021

The Good, The Bad, and the Unexpected Nature of Memes

Welcome to my Ted talk on the good, the bad, and the unexpected nature of memes. Please click on all links for complete understanding and context. Let's start with the good side of memes. As 10/10 Discord mods would probably say, memes have a variety of (health) benefits. Memes help us acknowledge the difficult parts of our reality; th...
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June 18, 2021

On The Pressure to Know

"You don't know what that is???" Too often I faced this question growing up. It seemed that in my youth, there was a perpetual expectation to be omnipotent. Whether it was an esoteric cultural reference or some academic concept, it seemed that I was expected to know in order to fit in. No matter how trivial, if you didn't know, you wer...
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June 14, 2021

Appreciation and Reciprocation in Friendships

Being intentional What different actions signal Time spent together strengthens bonds (obviously) Making an effort, give and take Samuel Kim
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June 4, 2021

Tackling The Old School Mentality On Video Games

Many of my high school summers are marked with fond memories of me playing Minecraft and other Flash games with my brothers. While my parents were generally accepting of this practice, there was always the occasional remark that I should reconsider how much time I spent playing computer games. Some common responses in my parents' arsen...
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June 3, 2021

How My Perception of LinkedIn and Networking Changed This Past Semester

Upon joining the ranks of wide-eyed freshman aspiring for illustrious internships at my university, I was quickly introduced to LinkedIn. When I first heard about it, I detested it. I loathed the superficiality of it and early college me immediately resolved to never touch LinkedIn more than necessary. I found it laughable seeing high ...
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June 2, 2021

In Favor of Less Social Media

Since sophomore year, I've drastically cut down on my social media use. We are constantly connected with social media. We can message people any time we want, call whenever is convenient for us, and constantly see what people are up to. Social media makes it easy to forget the importance of quiet, or that there's no need to constantly ...
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May 29, 2021

The Nike Go FlyEase Mishap

This past April, Nike released its first ever hands-free shoe, dubbed the Go FlyEase. As its title suggests, the shoe's wearer can slip it on or off with ease using a heel-locking mechanism, never having to stoop down to manually put it on themselves. Many initially praised the Go FlyEase as being a step forward both in fashion and for...
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May 26, 2021

What I Learned My Junior Year of College

It's crazy to think I only have one year of college left. It seems like yesterday I was a freshman, combing my hair the wrong way and telling myself I'd earn a 4.0 GPA no matter what. Oh how naïve I was. Blunders aside, here are the five biggest lessons I've (re)learned as a result of my experiences in what was otherwise an unconventio...
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May 24, 2021

Starting Small

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Here, I make conjectures and quasi-definitive statements about the world based on my observations of the events in my life. Some might say I have no idea what I'm talking about. I say I'm figuring it out as I go. The idea of starting a blog has been a long time coming, and I've always been a...
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