This morning I suddenly realized something. If memory serves me right, I’ve met, and even briefly work with Joseph Thomas, the guy that committed suicide while working at Uber last summer. I had no idea at that time he was having trouble at work. I feel so sorry for him and his family. It’s a position no one want to be in. I need to remind myself more often that life is important. Work to live rather than live to work. Doing a PhD is hard. Last five years have been the most stressful period of my life.
I need to ask “why” question more often. I should not accept the results, even if it’s a result from a computer program. Human makes mistakes. Program has bugs. I should not treat the result as it is. I should ask myself why’s that when looking at abnormal results. Is it a bug, or an outlier?