Sarah W. Hirschfield’s website and blog
I’m an MPhil student in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. I worked at Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) from 2020-2021.
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 4:6) I’ve gone viral …on TikTok. So I spend a lot of time on TikTok, for, um, research purposes. This is supposed to be embarrassing. Our cultural obsession with work, or workism, as Derek Thompson calls it, means allContinue reading “I’ve gone viral, or Scattered Thoughts on Workism”
Life update: I’ve moved to Cambridge to do an MPhil in Philosophy. More on that in another post. I’m at Trinity College, hence the picture. No philosophy to share, yet. But here’s a poem I wrote at the Sidgwick Site: Plant one flower. After, don’t look down at your feet. Stumble, stumble your way, headContinue reading “Life Update and Poem”
The CFA and Holes As some of you know, I spent the last two months cramming for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level I exam, which I took last week. The test covers over 3,000 pages of material across ten topics, ranging from Ethical and Professional Standards to Economics to Derivatives. The expression that best capturesContinue reading “Finger in the Dike”
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