College life can get pretty monotonous, with classes day in and day out, homework every night and books full of reading you’re putting off. We all feel it sometimes. This man, however, found the key to genius is being weird.
“Five years after I resigned from West Point, a truth happened to me: I learned that to be intellectual means being weird. In college (Appalachian State University, in Boone, N.C.), I was still too immured in my fine-young-man upbringing to try on outlandishness. I was staid, applying the inflexible discipline to my studies that I had once applied to football.”