Monthly Archives: May 2009

Brief personal note

Starting from next year, I will take at most one non-mathematics course per quarter, in order not to get swamped by busy work and slight mathematics research.

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The disadvantage of verbal contentiousness

   Many people in the math department seem to develop a lack of humor, in the sense that they take things rather seriously and give trivial people or statements ultimate contempt. I know student A in my own department who … Continue reading

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Glorified selfishness

   Today I saw an entertaining piece of news describing a man helping another commit suicide in Southern China. He shook the suicider’s hand before pushing him off a bridge. For justification of his action, he called the suicider a … Continue reading

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More weaknesses in order – the retarded category

 Slow reaction time (Alzheimer? :-O)  Just slow in general. Slow at learning new things. Slow at understanding others both in speech and written form.

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Incomplete list of my weaknesses

lazy, 眼高手低, hedonistic, emotionally dependent, selfish, timid, unsophisticated, not knowing how to handle stress and setbacks, too concerned about beauty, too concerned about self-preservation, etc.

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How to become a mentally strong person. Copied from yahoo answer

Get to know yourself honestly, admitting BOTH your strengths and weaknesses and ACCEPT YOURSELF as you are. If something bothers you, you can work on changing it, but first you have to accept yourself as human and that it’s ok … Continue reading

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How to survive in favorable situations

   Not only does one have to learn how to live in adverse environment. Sometimes it’s more important to be able to handle abnormally favorable situations such as an exciting personal triumph or simply a streak of lucky events. When … Continue reading

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On food addiction

   Why do Asian people eat so much more than others? It’s almost like we have a lower systemic efficiency. Granted, we also extract more pleasure from meals. Lately I have been frequenting the infamous Stern dining hall. The food … Continue reading

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仿徐志摩诗一篇

呼唤远远的传来那静静的虫鸣,黑夜中我略有倦意.繁杂的世界如交织的灯火,照亮了我心中的绚丽.遥想那百年前的人间风情,恍惚中依旧在上演.期待着理想与自由的未来,现实中我加快了脚步.按这样的速度,何时才能走到地平线的尽头.疯狂的我停止了一切的思索.理想的星空依旧指引着前行的路,恐惧的月影却笼罩着希望的火苗.暗淡了,暗淡了,我内心不断地呼唤.仿佛置身于真空一般,肉体的痛觉已无法唤醒心灵的摧残.告别了原野的自由和空旷,找寻那丛林深处滋润的果实.思维的藤蔓或许更需要荆棘的枝叶.伴随着大自然的呼吸,我不再感到孤独和迷茫.然而在黎明来临之时,我依旧沉醉于没有阳光的梦乡.                 -伽罗瓦之梦

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