# Pandemonium

E: Can you just, you know, like, just tell me the answer?

J: Sorry?

E: You know, the answer. To everything.

What’s the point of love if it’s just disappear?

There has to be meaning to existence, otherwise the universe is made of pain and I don’t like the thought of that.

J: The more human I become, the less things make sense.

But that’s part of the fun. Right?

E: What do you mean?

J: If there were an answer I can give you to, how the universe works, it wouldn’t be special. It would be just a machinery fulfilling its cosmic design. It would be just a big, dumb food processor.

But, since nothing seems to make sense, when you find something or someone that does, it’s euphoria.

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In all of this randomness, in this pandemonium, you and Chidi found each other and you had a life together.

Isn’t that remarkable?

E: Pandemonium is from Paradise Lost. Milton called the center of hell “pandemonium”, meaning “place of all demons”.

I guess all I can do is to embrace the Pandemonium.

Find happiness in the unique insanity of being here, now.

— The Good Place

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2019.01.27 Sunday ACHK

# Good intentions

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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Hell is full of good meanings, but heaven is full of good works.

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2019.01.19 Saturday ACHK

# 宇宙大戰 1.2

PhD, 2.4 | 故事連線 1.1.6 | 碩士 3.4

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（問：我也遇過類似的情境。

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（問：那樣，如果要「複雜地說」呢？）

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— Me@2019-01-01 11:20:57 PM

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# understand \neq agree

$\displaystyle{\text{understand} \neq \text{agree}}$

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Seek first to understand, then to be understood

— The Habit 5

— The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

— Stephen Covey

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To understand does not mean to agree.

— Stephen Covey

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2018.12.28 Friday by ACHK

# 宇宙大戰 1.1

PhD, 2.3 | 故事連線 1.1.5 | 碩士 3.3

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（問：你好似講到，人類那麼危險？）

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（問：人類真的那麼危險嗎？）

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（問：我也遇過類似的情境。

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（問：那樣，如果要「複雜地說」呢？）

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— Me@2018-12-20 11:06:49 PM

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# PhD, 2.2

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（問：即是表裡不一？）

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（問：那應該怎麼辦？

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（問：你好似講到，人類那麼危險？）

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— Me@2018-12-13 10:33:47 PM

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# Miserable in comfort

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Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

– Helen Gurley Brown

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2018.12.09 Sunday ACHK

# PhD, 2.1

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（安：你的意思時，不鼓勵年青人，攻讀研究院？）

— Me@2012.08.20

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（問：在那位教授成為你的論文導師前，又怎會共事過呢？）

（問：你意思時，在本科時，就選修他的課？）

（問：即是表裡不一？）

（問：那應該怎麼辦？）

— Me@2018-11-24 08:17:17 PM

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# Intelligence

Many people do not like beauty.

Many people do not like to be intelligent.

— Me@2011.08.23

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Intelligence implies responsibilities. That’s why most people resist intelligence.

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# 凌晨舊戲 2.2

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（問：但是，道理又怎樣為之「境界極高」呢？）

（以下的「瀕死經驗者」，是「自稱經歷瀕死經驗人仕」的簡稱。同理，「瀕死經驗後」，是「所宣稱的瀕死經驗後」的縮寫。）

（問：那樣，你又如何呢？

（問：那樣，你又可否舉例，哪些是帶來「好果」的真道理，而哪些卻是帶在「壞果」的假道理？）

（問：即是話，要足夠老？）

— Me@2018-11-08 11:24:23 AM

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# 凌晨舊戲 2

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（問：你閱讀過很多有關「瀕死經驗」的文章？）

（問：那你怎樣分辨，「瀕死經驗」的文章之中，哪些是真，哪些為假？）

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（問：那亦可能只是你的誤會。按常理，程度較低的人不會知道，所謂「程度高的人或說話」的真假。

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（留意，這裡的「判別其真假」只是「評價其可信度」的簡寫。剛才你也提到，要百分百地證明，某些言論是真的，是沒有可能的。）

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（問：但是，道理又怎樣為之「境界極高」呢？）

— Me@2018-10-26 08:48:21 PM

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# The fault of optimism

The illusion of peace

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The seemingly rational world is rendered by exceptional good parents.

The seemingly peaceful time is provided by exceptional expense of defense.

— Me@2011.08.19

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# 魔間傳奇 4.1

The difference between fiction and reality?

Fiction has to make sense.

— Tom Clancy

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… because fiction is written by one person or one compatible group,

while reality is written by a group with a lot of people who might not want to be together.

— Me@2011

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# Importance, 3

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People never understand what you do for them …

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until you stop doing it!

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2018.04.26 Thursday ACHK

# Sharp

It’s easy to look sharp when you haven’t done any work.

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2018.04.17 Tuesday ACHK

# 深淵 2

— 尼采

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As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.

— Christopher Dawson

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2018.02.16 Friday ACHK

# Importance, 2

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When you give a lot of importance to someone in your life,

you tend to lose your importance in their life.

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2018.02.14 Wednesday ACHK