Hello all. To be honest, I'm not quite sure how I feel about this essay yet, so it would be awesome if someone could review it and provide me feedback on the substance and flow of the essay. I do expect to have to go back, cut stuff out, and reemphasize certain ideas. Thanks in advance!Stanford students are wideley known to possess a sense of intellectual vitality. Tell us about an idea or an experience you have had that you find intellectually engaging:
To put it simply, I love all things physics. To me, the science is much more than the underlying theory of engineering or a means of calculating the time it takes to obtain groceries given values initial velocity, constant acceleration, and distance between the two points. In cliché terms, physics is a way of life, a worldview.
One can become a physics guru without having taken anything from it. If one possesses a strong background in math and problem-solving, calculating the tension in a string required to hold up a sign is easier than walking one's dog.
It is sort of cheesy to say that physics almost takes on a religious significance in my mind. Knowing that every person on Earth is composed of ninety-two naturally occurring elements and affected by the same laws of gravity and motion has made me realize one important truth: everything on this planet and in the universe is connected with one another, everything is one. I have simply "front[ed] the essential facts of life," as Thoreau did: relationships and passion, physics in my case.