I have spent ten years in the Tsinghua Garden. I am not excellent, but I have seen all kinds of people. I will talk about my feelings on this topic. After reading many answers, some said yes, some said no, and most of them also had real examples of real people. It is impossible to say which is right and which is wrong. The reason why there are different answers is because the essence of this question is not touched. Shangqing North is only a representation, not an essence. We might as well examine this question again, “Can Shangqingbei really change a lifetime?” A lot of attention has been placed on “Shangqingbei”, and I think the more important “change” and “lifetime”. This question can be abstracted into several meta-questions: What factors affect or determine a person’s life height? What is the proportion of a well-known good school education in this factor? What factors can have an impact and “change” the trajectory of life? Let’s analyze one by one. The first question, what factors affect or determine a person’s life height? Many people are looking forward to making a big leap in their life through something the day after tomorrow. This is human nature. However, through what I have seen and heard in Tsinghua for so many years, looking at the development of people around me, and the initial understanding and cognition of some workplaces about to enter the society, I have probably summarized the following factors, which cannot be said to be correct and comprehensive. But it is based on what you have seen and heard: Parents’ soft power and family economic foundation: I am not talking about families that are directly rich or powerful. It is still the appearance. Parents’ soft power is the core. Genes, horizons, patterns, styles of life, etc. Of course, the economic foundation determines the superstructure. This is the basic principle. Only with a certain foundation can there be a relaxed environment to assist in opening up the horizon and pattern, so the economic foundation is also the key. Take Zhang Yiming, the founder of ByteDance, as an example. He has a relaxed environment for self-exploration since he was a child, and his parents are both in technology and business and other related jobs. When he was in high school, he made it clear that he is suitable for work with timely feedback, so the university I switched my major to the computer. And Zhang Yiming once said in an interview that when he was studying in Nankai, some of his classmates had better computer skills than him, but it was a pity that he spent more part-time jobs for the down payment after graduation. The layout and economic foundation of this The impact of the gap on people has already been revealed. Is Zhang Yiming the most outstanding computer ability? Not necessarily, but his height and calm growth rhythm are given by his parents and family. Let alone a big man like Zhang Yiming, after all, the probability is very low. Let’s talk about the relatively poor families who come to Tsinghua in the relatively backward areas. Many of the reasons why they can come here are that the parents themselves are relatively special, either their IQ genes are in place, or they have very firm beliefs or an optimistic and relaxed attitude towards life, which gives their children positive guidance. So for them, Shangqing North is a result, not a changing factor. But what is not optimistic is that if the economic foundation is poor, there are still restrictions on life choices in the long-term development. In this factor, combining the above points, I would like to say something that may make parents unhappy. Many parents hope that their children will become a dragon and hope that their daughter will become a phoenix. However, the stark reality is that the starting line for children is not those acquired technical talents, the starting line for children is the height of their parents. Instead of transmitting the pressure of expectation to children, it is better to lead by example and improve yourself. People may not be frozen in middle age. If you stop learning and growing, how can you convince your children? Geographical environment of growth: Looking at the top 500 domestic companies each year, it is not difficult to know that many of the founders are mostly from Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangzhou. The energetic business environment there is inevitably influenced by the children born there. Even if they did not start a business, the students from Jiangsu and Zhejiang in Guangzhou that I met in the university are much more open than the relative thinking of the Central Plains, and they have a relatively advantage in the growth of comprehensive ability. Some experiences from the day after tomorrow: There is an old saying that Long gives birth to nine sons, and the sons are different. In addition to the probability of genetic allocation, there are also acquired experiences that have a great impact on individuals. Such as special practical experience, such as a good book read. Reading here, I want to emphasize that the people we know wherever we go in real life are, after all, limited. However, in the book, you can meet many great people and see a lot of wisdom, which is the most convenient and lowest-cost way to open your horizons and patterns. Either travel or study. For example, Jack Ma, if he did not have the experience of going to Australia that year, he then went abroad to get in touch with the Internet. Perhaps his personal soft power can also enable him to succeed in other areas, but it is not necessarily that he created Alibaba. Of course, the reason for this experience is also related to the two factors mentioned above, gene, family atmosphere, geographical environment, and Jack Ma’s soft power created by the comprehensive factors that enable him to seize the opportunity to go to Australia. The second question is, what is the proportion of a well-known good school education in this factor? Take the factor of education separately. Again, parents are the children’s first teachers. This importance cannot be overemphasized. Combined with the subject of the original poster, we mainly analyze university education. To be honest, the university is basically teaching now, and there is no education. To a certain extent, it is not a big problem to ridicule Tsinghua as Wudaokou Vocational and Technical College. This is not just a school problem. This is a social problem. I won’t discuss it here. I don’t have the qualifications. Considering the problem of the host, those who can come to Tsinghua basically have their own comprehensive strength, and the resources and academic qualifications given by Tsinghua are only a bonus. Even if you don’t come to Tsinghua, the ability to learn will not develop much. Shangqing North is more a result than a cause. If the overall soft power is not solid, because some pure IQ genius and other reasons come to Qingbei for a tour, what you should be like after graduation will still return to the original shape. Therefore, Shangqingbei is not a cause, but a result. The real cause is the effort to improve oneself so that one can match with Qingbei. Of course, in addition to talking about soft power, I have to say that there are indeed some relatively watery members in Qingbei, so relying on Qingbei’s reputation can indeed get a good job and treatment for a while. However, life is a continuous process, but if you have a reputation without real solid soft power, you will still fall to the height of your own ability sooner or later. The third question is, what factors can have an impact and “change” the trajectory of life? The overall meaning I expressed above is that, except for a few cases, Qingbei is a result of personal soft power in place, not the cause of the change in the trajectory of life. Let’s talk about a not-so-good conclusion. Many people’s lives won’t change dramatically. Genes, parents, family, many are indeed established very early. But it’s not without it. I personally summarized three factors: belief and persistence: faith sounds a bit illusory, and persistence seems a bit clumsy and has no technical content. However, look at many successful people or people who are progressing in life. Many of them have these two factors. Not to be reconciled to mediocrity, the belief that you can grow up, and whether it is practice or reading, various attempts, and then persistence. The trajectory of life is not composed of several points, but many, many discrete points form a line. The upward movement of each point may affect the trend of the curve, and if each point can progress a little bit, the curve of life will be Will slowly be changed. Noble people and important things: There are no shortage of examples, because some people’s advice or help, or the inspiration of an event, or the influence of a book, then changed the trajectory of life. But the former is hard to come by, and what you can master is to read more. Fortune: The above one can only be said to be a gradual influence. If it comes to such a big topic as changing life, it is only fortune. Regardless of the previous dynasties, the times make heroes, and the current wave of entrepreneurial development, the big life ups and downs follow the big changes of the era. Many people can only post-mortem. As for how to grasp it, this is a proposition that cannot be discussed. In summary, let’s go back to the topic. I feel that education, especially campus education, is only a part of life. Life requires lifelong learning and continuous hard work, so as to keep the trajectory of life going up. People are small, so small that they often wonder if they are being manipulated by fatalism. But life is very great. As long as you don’t give up, you will always work hard in silence, and you will eventually be able to control your own destiny.