I wanted to learn more about the genesis of my upcoming 20% project. I'm excited to explore a subject that interests me, which feels a lot less like tedious work and more like something I enjoy. The number of things (e.g., gmail) that have come from this is encouraging. One of my favorite things I did in undergrad was the last paper I wrote as a senior, which allowed me to explore any topic I wanted and write a paper about it. Despite it being 10+ pages, I loved it. I was doing research and writing about topics that I was passionate about (cuba and socialism). After watching this short video, I'm encouraged and excited to start my own project.