Back in high school, people told me that in real life, success will be determined more by who you know and less by what you know.
I think that these people have been correct in that success is largely determined by who you know. But they failed to mention that who you know in turn depends on what you know. What you know, what you learn, what you do and how interesting your projects are determines how interesting you are as a person, and whether someone might want to get to know you.
So the moral of the story is: to meet interesting people, do interesting things.
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