Wait for the Receptive Mode

A mistake higher-than-average IQ people regularly commit is to jump into a situation with their potent and logical arguments. They try to make people around (e.g, kids and spouses) understand how they should react in a certain way. Very often,…
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Having Correct Role Models

One day I saw a person advertising something at Melbourne Central station. While I was sneaking past him, he stopped a person walking by to explain about his product and potentially acquire a new customer. A usual reaction to such…
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The Two Socks Test

Deep down, in reality nobody knows exactly what they are doing with their life or where the arrow of time is taking us. Even then, most of us care too much about others’ opinions in regards to who we are…
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On Multitasking

From what I know about human productivity, focusing on a single task is the best way to produce quality work. In fact, one of my favourite books The One Thing takes this mono-focus strategy to the highest level possible. One…
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Medical Science Then and Now

Sometimes I feel that we can be grateful, in addition to the opportunities that we have now, for not going through the kinds of pains people in the past used to suffer. The modern society has gotten rid of so…
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MOOCs or Not

Long ago, I wrote about MOOCs making it easy for anyone in the planet to learn almost anything at will. This can accelerate the rise of knowledge and problem solving capabilities of the humandkind at an unprecedented rate. It seems…
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Pushing, Pulling and Growth

Dean Bohkhari wrote an interesting piece of article titled 30 life lessons learned in 30 years. The article is overall interesting and puts forward some great lessons. Out of those, I am reproducing one such lesson for the benefit of…
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Things to Do with the Children

I always wanted to do so many things with the kids but never `found’ time for them. I expect that the same is the case for many parents. Then, I realized that I need to fix the activities I want…
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We are What We Choose

I have read many interesting thoughts before by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. And today I came across his his speech delivered as the baccalaureate remarks to graduates from Princeton University in 2010. The transcript from the Princeton website…
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Time-Varying Worth of Things

When my son is displeased with me, he says Fine. No more stickers for Papa. Even no more kissies. I laugh and everyone around laughs: Probably he doesn’t know how little value these things hold for the adults, right? Actually…
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