# Nerd 2

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… depression is not a malfunction, but a mental adaptation that brings certain cognitive advantages …

So what could be so useful about depression? Depressed people often think intensely about their problems. These thoughts are called ruminations; they are persistent and depressed people have difficulty thinking about anything else.

Analysis requires a lot of uninterrupted thought, and depression coordinates many changes in the body to help people analyze their problems without getting distracted.

Various studies have found that people in depressed mood states are better at solving social dilemmas.

… depression is nature’s way of telling you that you’ve got complex social problems that the mind is intent on solving. Therapies should try to encourage depressive rumination rather than try to stop it, and they should focus on trying to help people solve the problems that trigger their bouts of depression.

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— Depression’s Evolutionary Roots, Scientific American, by By Paul W. Andrews and J. Anderson Thomson, Jr. ,

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2009.08.31 Monday $ACHK$

# Information

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Information survives by people copying it.

— John Baez, mathematical physicist

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2009.08.31 Monday $ACHK$

# Difference

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The difference that makes no difference makes no difference.

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— Translated by Me

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2009.08.30 Sunday $copyright ACHK$

# 一切是創造

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2009.08.29 Saturday $ACHK$

# 神化

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— Me @ 11.12.2001

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2009.08.28 Friday $copyright ACHK$

# 醫生

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2009.08.27 Wednesday $copyright ACHK$

# Music

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Leonhard Paul Euler (15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist who spent most of his life in Russia and Germany.

In 1739 he wrote the Tentamen novae theoriae musicae, hoping to eventually incorporate musical theory as part of mathematics. This part of his work, however, did not receive wide attention and was once described as too mathematical for musicians and too musical for mathematicians.

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2009.08.26 Wednesday $ACHK$

# 開山祖師牛

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They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally they became heroes.

— Star Wars

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The first discoverer of a physical phenomenon had to face the most uncertain data.

— Kenneth Young, paraphrased by Me

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2009.08.25 Tuesday $copyright ACHK$

# 藉口

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— Mr Lee

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$cause \ne reason$

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2009.08.24 Monday $\copyright ACHK$

# 中道 2

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The Buddha attacked all attempts to conceive of a fixed self, while stating that holding the view “I have no self” is also mistaken. This is an example of the middle way charted by the Buddha.

— Wikipedia

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2009.08.23 Sunday $ACHK$

# Three Passions 2

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Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth.

— Bertrand Russell

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2009.08.22 Saturday $ACHK$

# Three passions

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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

— Bertrand Russell

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2009.08.21 Friday $ACHK$

# 治未病 3

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Talent hits a target no-one else can hit;

genius hits a target no-one else can see.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

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2009.08.20 Thursday $ACHK$

# 治未病 2

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just react quickly is not good enough.

Instead, he should react before disasters happen.

In other words,

a short reaction time is not good enough.

Instead, he should have a negative reaction time.

He has to be ahead of his own time.

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2009.08.19 Wednesday $copyright ACHK$

# 英雄造時勢

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Individuals can achieve great things,

and the teacher of history ought to make this clear to his pupils.

For without hope nothing of importance is accomplished.

— Bertrand Russell

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2009.08.18 Tuesday $ACHK$

# 大報復 2

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The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.

– John T. Reed

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2009.08.17 Monday $copyright ACHK$

# Compensation (essay)

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Compensation is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It appeared in his book, Essays, first published 1841. In 1844, Essays: Second Series was published, and subsequent republishings of Essays were renamed Essays: First Series.

In his essay, Emerson states that everything is well compensated for. Every excess causes a defect; every defect an excess. Every benefit has a tax, and correspondingly every tax has a benefit. The cheat cheats himself. The swindler swindles himself. The real prize of labor is knowledge and virtue. Wealth and credit are mere external signs. These signs, like paper money, may be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen.

Emerson also states that problems and obstacles are seeds of success. Our strength grows out of our weakness. A great man is always willing to be little. A person who is spoiled by successes and advantages, goes to sleep. When a person is pushed, tormented and defeated, he has a chance to learn something, he gains facts, learns his ignorance and real skill.

Emerson states that the belief that the good suffer and that justice is not done, is an immense fallacy. Nature guarantees that every contract must be paid. If you have an ungrateful master, serve him more. Lean to put God in your debt.

Emerson also mentions a mob mentality. According to him, a mob is a group of people deprived of reason and voluntarily descending to the nature of the Beast. Its fit hour of activity is night. Its actions are insane like its whole constitution. The martyr, a victim of the mob, cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame. Hours of sanity and consideration never fail to arrive to communities, as to individuals, and when the truth is seen, and the martyrs are justified.

— Wikipedia

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2009.08.16 Sunday $ACHK$

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2009.08.15 Saturday $copyright ACHK$

# Where are you?

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2009.08.14 Friday $copyright ACHK$

# 軼聞

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–維基百科

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2009.08.13 Thursday $ACHK$