Confessions of a researchaholic

December 15, 2016

Altruism is the ultimate form of selfishness

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:30 am

Recently, a student told me that he is not all that motivated for his own first-authored project. And yet he asked to help other projects because he could get extra papers without doing much work.

If I am not sufficiently motivated in a project, I am unlikely to contribute enough to help my team succeed. Even if it does, other team members will remember me as a free rider. I might as well do something else.

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