如何拯救眾生 2

How to improve the world indefinitely?

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There is law of conservation of energy.
There is law of conservation of mass.
But, there is no law of conservation of ideas.

能量守恆,
質量守恆,
意念不守恆,
程式可以無限複製.

— Me

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If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.

— George Bernard Shaw

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. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, …

— Thomas Jefferson

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2008.10.21 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

如何拯救眾生 1

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. — Carl Jung

Generalized Newton’s Third Law: You cannot change others without being changed. — John Wheeler

改變別人時, 你也會被改變. — Me

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You are an A person. You befriend with an F person. The result is that your friend becomes a better person, you become a worse person. In theory, you become a C person. Your friend becomes a C person. In practice, since being a bad person is much easier than being a good person, you two will become both F people. — Me

無友不如己者. — 孔子

Be slow in making friends, slower in changing. — Benjamin Franklin

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. — Ray Bradbury

If you hire all A people, he said, they’ll also hire A people. But if you hire B people, they’ll hire the C people and then it’s all over. — Joel Spolsky

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So that means you cannot help anyone weaker than you?

NO.

Instead, you should help others. But you have to help others in a smart way. — Me

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How?

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. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

— Thomas Jefferson

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2008.10.22 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

回到過去 3

Cumulative concept of time 20

你想回到過去,重新經歷年青時的生活。但是,你有沒有想過,「經歷」即是「走過」,又名「離開」。「經歷過去」,其實就即是「到達現在」。

(Me:那樣,如果我只是「回到過去」,但不「經歷過去」,我豈不是不會「失去青春」?)

無錯。但是,回到過去,但不經歷過去,即是停止時間。這個現象,學名叫做「英年早逝」。那不是好事。

但是,你亦不用灰心,因為,「經歷過去」或者「到達現在」,並不代表你「失去過去」。「現在」,就是「經歷了的過去」。「過去」,是「現在」的一部分。「過去的你」,是「現在的你」的一部分。你從來也沒有失去過,年青時候的自己。

正如,「使用金錢」的意思是,令它消失,從而換取其他,更有價值的東西。「使用金錢」而不開心,是因為你花太多的金錢,去買了一些,用處不大的東西。

同理,你覺得「失去」青春,是因為你沒有百分百地利用,當時的時光,去賺取最多的經驗,累積最多的財富,創造最多的作品。

— Me@2014-04-24 01:56:35 AM

2014.04.27 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

4.13 Walk

Step-by-step approach

1. “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

2. “For things we persist doing become easier, not because of the change of the nature of the thing, but because of the increase of our ability. ” — Emerson

3. “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

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2008.09.08 Monday (c) CHK2

2.3.1 What is statistics

Data Statistics Information Studying Knowledge Aging Wisdom Dying Next What is Next?

Data and Information

First, differentiate data and information: Data is raw. Data have no meaning. Information is processed data. Information has meaning. The process to transform data to information is statistics.

Information and Knowledge

Information is higher-level than data. What is higher than information?

Knowledge.

What is the process of transforming information to knowledge?

Studying. (or AI for computers)

If you want a lot of mathematics information, just buy 50 maths books, then you get a lot of information. But if you want a lot of mathematics knowledge, you have a lot of hard work to do.

Knowledge and Wisdom

After knowledge, what is next? Wisdom.

What is the process of transforming knowledge to wisdom?

Aging.

If you want to have a lot of knowledge, buy a lots of books, read them and read them well. But if you want to have a lot of wisdom, you need to live your life for a long time or a long long time.

Wisdom and Next

Is there anything higher than wisdom? If yes, what is the process to go from wisdom to there?

Dying. (This can be trivial. When you age to certain extent, you die.)

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2008.06.11 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

4.12 Dyson

1. Always make new mistakes. — Esther Dyson

2. Always make new mistakes. — Esther Dyson

3. There is no way to find the best design except to try out as many designs as possible and discard the failures. — Freeman Dyson

4. If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away. — Linus Pauling

5. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

— Me@2008.09.06

2011.01.05 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK