Monthly Archives: January 2009

Why it’s hard to keep good terms with roommates

  I have switched several roommates in my academic life so far. Only a handful few of them worked out well. The rest seems to have accumulated a layer of estrangement, to say the least, towards the end of the … Continue reading

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the effect of truth speaking

   I used to not understand the importance of political freedom. I used to laugh at the triviality of certain rights, such as the right to criticize government in public. Well that is somehow changing now. And one of the … Continue reading

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Suddenly I believe in God

  I think George Carlin is the best comedian that has lived on this planet. But I couldn’t help disagree with him on the existence of God. Lately I have been emboldened enough to disclose some of my personal experience that … Continue reading

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The importance of being optimistic

  Agnosticism is perhaps better called superstitiousness. I am no exception. I like to associate bad luck with overconfidence; hence good luck with feigned anxiety. Coincidentally anxiety itself is bad luck enough to deserve attention. When I set my alarm … Continue reading

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psychology note – reward feedback system gone amuck

  People not only require stimulus to work hard, they beg for reward after hard work. That is the case with my slothful soul. I don’t know how some people manage to move along without serious exploitation of their resource. Perhaps … Continue reading

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