philip1209 on June 30, 2018

One of my favorite classes in college was a physics course taught in this way:

1. Before class, we were assigned to read a chapter from the textbook, understand the material, and complete two or three homework problems from the material we had just self-learned.

2. After submitting homework, lectures focused on discussing the concepts more in-depth. Everybody already had a baseline knowledge, so the professor would highlight the important takeaways, applications, live demonstrations of concepts, etc. I found these lectures engaging because I had already learned the material – and the lectures focused on mastering it.

3. Sometimes there would be follow-up homework problems focusing on advanced applications or derivations. These advanced problems were closest to exam questions.

Some takeaways for me:

• If we didn’t have homework to do before class, I doubt I would have consistently learned the material before lecture.

• Lectures taught us more than the “what” – it taught us the “why” and how these concepts related to other areas.

• Lectures focused on answering questions, exploring curiosities (like “what if” questions), demonstrations/experiments, and mastery. The professor added value beyond the written material!

I hope this helps OP because it sounds like they have material prepared beforehand, which means that the lectures could go beyond the material.

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2022.12.13 Tuesday ACHK

# Presentation 基本原理 1.2.2.5

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# Presentation 基本原理 1.2.2.3

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（安：但是，有時正正就是需要，解釋兩個要點的關係。那又如何做到，一節課只講一要點呢？）

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「一課一要點」只是大概而言的企圖，毋須百分百執行。

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（安：你的意思是，第一、二、三節課，分別講甲、乙、丙？）

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— Me@2022-08-28 07:56:28 PM

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# Daily life is boring

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YOU are the missing MAGIC in your daily life.

— Me@2016-08-24 12:32 AM

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# Lectures On Computation

Feynman’s philosophy of learning and discovery comes through strongly in these lectures. He constantly points out the benefits of play around with concepts and working out solutions to problems on your own before looking at the back for the answers. As Feynman says in the lectures: “If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions — for fun of it — then one day you’ll turn around and discovered that nobody actually did that one! And that’s the way, to become a computer scientist.” Imagine that you are explaining your ideas to your former smart but ignorant, self, at the beginning of your studies!

— Feynman[ Lectures on ]Computation

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2022.07.21 Thursday ACHK

# 以右攻左

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The whole notion of being “left wing” or “right wing” is silly.

Almost no one initially agrees with the semi-random collection of policies associated with each wing.

They only support those policies after they join the left or right mind tribe.

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— Elon Musk

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「兼善天下」（大乘）這目標固然是好，但就大到執行不到。

「獨善其身」（小乘）這目標則執行得到，但是就小到，其實沒有大用。如果是僅是「小乘」而已，人生沒有多大意義。試想想，假如，你可以「獨善其身」，生活富足，但是沒有愛人，沒有朋友，你會被迫，思考人生的意義。

「被迫思考人生意義」，可以簡稱「抑鬱」。

「兼善天下」是最終目標，永不達到，但可以不斷走近。 「獨善其身」則是起點。千里之行，始於足下。沒有起點，就沒有旅程。

— Me@2022.05.16 06:48:36 PM

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# 十萬七千里 3.2

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… began doing just one thing ever which he had control.

— Stephen Covey

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# 惜此際 5

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2022.03.29 Tuesday ACHK

# 十萬七千里 3

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（安：另外，他提的另一個，有關學習數學的要點是，即使假設你在大學中，學到的數學，在日常生活中沒有用，單單是為獲取，那些嶄新的元素概念本身，就已經能夠令你有超能力；令你有一些，常人沒有的思考工具、比喻語言。）

$\displaystyle{\lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{1}{x} = 0}$

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— Me@2022-03-14 05:11:29 PM

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# Does not feel right, 2

Even if you are confused, you can choose the certainly-right things (steps) to do first.

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# Lego System 6571

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Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

— William Martin

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— 搜神記

— 林夕

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# A Whole New World

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Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

— William Martin

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I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us, “No”
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming

— Aladdin’s A Whole New World

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2022.01.24 Monday ACHK

# To realize is to realize, 1.5

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The ultimate self-fulfilling prophecies:

1. free will or not

2. god or no god

3. afterlife or not

4. future spouse exists or not

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Why self-fulfilling?

4. you have another half or not

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If you act as if your future wife exists, you have a much higher chance of finding her, because you have actually been providing the environment for her to exist.

If you act as if your future wife exists, compared with assuming not having one, you live completely differently. You will make yourself financially stable; you will earn and save money for your future wife and children. You will make yourself healthy so that you can live long enough to finally find her; and then stay with her for decades. You will make and meet genuine friends, for you know that one of them is either your future wife or the one who introduces her to you.

If you know that your future wife exists, you will not have any romantic relationship with anyone that is certainly not your future wife, no matter how beautiful she is. Actually, you will not start any romantic relationship with anyone at all, unless she is potentially your future wife.

You will keep writing letters, sending them to the future; to your future wife. Once your future wife realizes that those letters may be actually for her, she will find you to confirm.

— Me@2021-02-19 06:32:05 AM

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— Me@2022-01-07 10:00:29 AM

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If you act as if your future wife exists, you know that the goal is not to find the “best” lady, but to find your future wife.

Your wife is the key to the lock of your life. Your goal is not to find the “best” key in the world, but to find the key of your life.

It is not to find the “best” key, but to find your key.

— Me@2021-12-03 12:03 PM

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— Me@2022-01-07 12:30 PM

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Somewhere out there
beneath the pale moonlight
Someone’s thinking of me
and loving me tonight

— James Horner, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil

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— 無縫連接《駭客任務：復活》 37.43

— 大聰看電影

— Me@2021-12-26 11:20:40 PM

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2022.01.03 Monday ACHK

# To realize is to realize, 1.4

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 on Philosophy of self

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The ultimate self-fulfilling prophecies:

1. free will or not

2. god or no god

3. afterlife or not

4. future spouse exists or not

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Why self-fulfilling?

3. afterlife or not

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Whether “afterlife” exists or not depends on your definitions of “self” and “afterlife”.

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At one extreme, the definition of “afterlife exists” is that, after death, the same fixed self will continue to exist; “you” will exist in exactly the same way as before. In this definition, afterlife does not exist.

Note that even before death, during your normal lifetime, there is actually no “same fixed self”, “you” keeps changing every day and every second.

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At the opposite extreme, the definition of “afterlife exists” is that, some aspects of you continue to exist in some way. In this definition, afterlife exists.

For example, if some of your writings still exist after your death, they will preserve some of your mind.

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This question is like, when your old computer is dead and has got replaced, does it still exist?

The old computer hardware does not exist anymore. However, some of the software and the data do. But just some, not all.

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Continue to exist?

All of you?

NO

Some of you?

YES

— Me@2021-12-18 07:24:32 PM

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He attributes his lifelong habit of writing every day to an incident in 1932 when a carnival entertainer, Mr. Electrico, touched him on the nose with an electrified sword, made his hair stand on end, and shouted, “Live forever!” It was from then that Bradbury wanted to live forever and decided his career as an author in order to do what he was told: live forever.

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