To ask a right question is harder than to answer it. — Georg Cantor

Everyone know how to create figures, so what? Just check your we chat official account, everyone is showing off their plots. Boring.

Abstractness is the price of generality. So if your research question is too concrete and clarified, it may not a good thing – it means the lost of generality.


You are at your first year and got a first authored paper! So do something risky. Do not just try to publish more. –sb’s boss.

Everyone creates plots. Do not plot meaningless. That kind of work is trivial. Think more and deeper. –CC

Application works are boring, only adding your workload. Theory ones are more interesting and time-worthy. Your boss is doing the right thing. –sbP