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. Advertisements

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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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