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Publish! 7.2

We like to share because we like our information, ideas, and insights to have a future.

— Me@2011.08.07

2015.07.19 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Passion Test

The Top Idea in Your Mind, 6 | 事業愛情觀 6

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To check whether a project is your true love, ask yourself:

Am I willing to spend INFINITE time on it?

— Me@2015-07-05 04:26:24 PM

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Do you want it to be one of your lifelong projects?

Are you willing to follow it up for your whole life?

— Me@2015-07-12 11:00:11 AM

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2015.07.12 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Wittgenstein’s ladder

6.54

   My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them — as steps — to climb beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.)

   He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright.

— Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Before climbing a ladder, it is higher than you; after, you are higher than it.

— Me@2011.07.31

2015.04.02 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

End-of-history illusion

The end-of-history illusion is a psychological illusion in which individuals believe that they have experienced significant personal growth and changes in tastes up to the present moment, but will not substantially grow or mature in the future. Despite recognizing that their perceptions have evolved, individuals predict that their perceptions will remain roughly the same in the future.

The illusion is based in the fact that at any given developmental stage, an individual can observe a relatively low level of maturity in previous stages. The phenomenon affects teenagers, middle-aged individuals, and seniors. In general, people tend to see significant changes in hindsight, but fail to predict that these changes will continue.

— Wikipedia on End-of-history illusion

2015.03.29 Sunday ACHK

Interest

1. The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed

2. A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity

— Wiktionary

interest 2 ~ interest 1  

興趣 ~ 利息 

X is interesting

~ X can generate a lot of interest

~ X can generate a lot of automatic profits

~ X can generate a lot of next steps

— Me@2015-02-19 08:02:49 PM

2015.02.21 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Fasting creates new brain cells

So, what’s going on?

Well, when they examined the brains of the fasting mice.

They found something extraordinary. 

These green objects are newborn brain cells.   

These three here are brand new?

Sporadic bouts of hunger actually trigger new neurons to grow.

Why should a brain start to generate new nerve cells when you stop feeding it?

If you think about this in evolutionary terms, it makes sense.

If you’re hungry, you’d better increase your cognitive ability.   

That will give you a survival advantage, if you can remember where the location of the food is and so on.

It seems that fasting stresses your grey matter the way that exercise stresses your muscles.

So hunger really does make you sharper?

Yes. We think so.   

Mark’s research is starting to point towards a simple conclusion.

Alternate day fasting has better effects on the brain than does a lower-amount-of-daily-calorie restriction.

It’s true of mice, but he needs to do proper human trials to prove it’s true in us.   

I’ve come to the end of my search to find out how to eat, fast and live longer.

The official advice is, eat at least 2,000 calories a day, and if you really want to fast, even on an intermittent basis, see your doctor first, because there are people it could harm such as pregnant women or those who are already underweight.

— Eat, Fast and Live Longer

— BBC Horizon

— Me@2013-10-05 1:06 AM

2014.11.13 Thursday ACHK

End 2

Every good thing has an end.

ended

~ 完

~ completed

completed ~ ended in a good way

— Me@2011.07.18

完成 ~ 完美 ~ 完結 ~ 圓滿 ~ 100%

— Me@2014.09.14

2014.09.14 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

氣功

氣功有真有假。

健康的氣功,應不含宗教成份,應符合科學。

「真氣功」中的「氣」,是指「呼吸」。

健康的氣功,是透過呼吸的訓練,去促進血液循環。

如需查詢,請以電郵聯絡本人。

— Me@2014-08-20 01:42:40 PM

2014.08.20 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Change

By the definition of “time”, anything in time must be changing. Anything not in time, such as the dead, cannot change.

If you do not keep changing for better (improve, grow), you are effectively dead.

— Me@2011.10.10

Although this paragraph is not 100% accurate, its spirit is useful.

— Me@2014.08.09

2014.08.09 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

共同理想

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除了建立家庭外,很少情侶有共同理想。

長久而言,那會導致「談戀愛」時,沒有什麼好談。

— Me@2011.07.03

— Me@2014.07.22

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2014.07.22 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Open Source MindOS, 2.3

朋友同事 5.3 | 已婚單身 2.3 | Singles 2.3

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 10 日的對話。

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拍拖(談戀愛),是一個「互相改變」的過程。

無傷大雅的缺點,你可以選擇不改,因為更改太快太多,會十分煩厭。但對於事關重大的缺點,你不敢不改。

要發現和改正自己的缺點,往往需要一個,十分瞭解你的人,加以提醒和指導。而拍拖,就正正是那個「互相修正」和「互相創造」的過程。

M. C. Escher

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because

1. It illustrates an educational article …
2. It is a low resolution image.
3. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.

「不斷修正」和「不斷創造」的後果是,雙方各自也不斷重生成,新版本的自己。二人對於對方來說,也會不斷帶來新鮮感。那樣,愛情方能長久。

— Me@2014.07.14

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2014.07.14 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Open Source MindOS, 2.2

朋友同事 5.2 | 已婚單身 2.2 | Singles 2.2

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 10 日的對話。

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有重大壞處的「缺點」,如果可以改但不願意改,就是「人格問題」。

例如,「我太矮,不適合做籃球運動員」是我的「缺點」,但不是「人格問題」,因為這「缺點」不可能改。

又例如,「我烹飪欠佳,不適合做廚師」是我的「缺點」,但不是「人格問題」,因為這「缺點」並沒有重大壞處,只要我不以廚師作我的職業就可以。

再例如,「我烹飪欠佳,但選擇以廚師作職業」既我的「缺點」,又是「人格問題」,因為,這「缺點」既有重大壞處,卻又明顯「可改」—— 要麼我進修廚藝,要麼我轉換職業。兩步也不肯做的話,我的人格就明顯有問題。

換句話說,一個人如果「受教可改」,就自然沒有「人格問題」。所以,我的其中一個擇偶條件是,她的心靈作業系統,是 open source 的。

(安:但是,有時有些「缺點」,自己不單願意,甚至非常想改,但偏偏改不到。那樣,那個「缺點」,還算不算是「人格問題」?)

並不可能有這種情形發生。如果想改,但自己改不到,你自然會求教於人。如果自己改不到,但卻不肯求教,那就不算是「想改」。

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「缺點」有四大層次:

1. 你不知道自己有缺點;

2. 你知道自己有缺點,但不知道是什麼缺點;

3. 你知道自己有缺點,而且知道有什麼缺點,但偏偏不知道如何改正;

4. 你知道自己有缺點,而且知道有什麼缺點,再加上知道如何改正。

最後一種情形,很少會發生。而正正是因為大部分人,在大部分情況下,也不知如何改正,自己的缺點,「受教」才那麼重要。

拍拖(談戀愛),是一個「互相改變」的過程。

無傷大雅的缺點,你可以選擇不改,因為更改太快太多,會十分煩厭。但對於事關重大的缺點,你不敢不改。

要發現和改正自己的缺點,往往需要一個,十分瞭解你的人,加以提醒和指導。而拍拖,就正正是那個「互相修正」和「互相創造」的過程。

— Me@2014.06.30

 

M. C. Escher

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because

1. It illustrates an educational article …
2. It is a low resolution image.
3. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.

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2014.07.08 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

The paradox of happiness solved

It is often said that we fail to attain pleasures if we deliberately seek them. This has been described variously, by many:

    Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning:

    Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself …

— Wikipedia on Paradox of hedonism

The paradox of happiness: 

If you do good work, you will feel happy.

However, if you do good work only because of the desire of getting happiness, you will not get it.

[selfless]

happiness ~ progress ~ self transcendence

do good work ~ keep going to the next levels

[selfish]

seeking happiness directly ~ focus on oneself ~ trapped at the same level

no progress ~ unhappiness

— Me@2011.06.22

快樂

~ 快

快樂源於進步快。

— Me@2014.06.13

2014.06.13 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Dear Esther, 4

cease to exist

~ cannot be found in the original region,

but is still possible to be found in the meta-region

For example, at the end of the video game Dear Esther, the character dies, computer screen turns black, you cease to exist there,

but you wake up and continue to exist outside that video game, outside that computer screen.  

— Me@2012.10.27

2014.06.01 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

無聊

~ 謂

~ talk

無聊

~ 無謂

~ nonsense

~ nothing to talk

~ cannot keep going

話題無聊

~ 話題不能說下去

工作無聊

~ 工作沒有前途

— Me@2011.06.23

2014.05.31 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK