Monthly Archives: August 2012

Week Review (08-25 thru 08-31)

+ Smiling + good conversations with friends + asking prof questions + good talk with people on the phone + praying: GOD is GOOD! + rereading parts of D.F.W’s speech at Kenyon + watching Amelie again – Focusing on academic … Continue reading

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note to self (perspective, remembering and experiencing self)

A couple of days ago I was sad because I didn’t perform optimally at a cafe. Today, I watched Dr. Dan Kahnemann distinguish between the remembering self and the experiencing self. The synthesis of my experience, reflection, and research have … Continue reading

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note to self (self control now and later)

Years ago, I got a dental filling because I didn’t brush my teeth well or had too strong of an inkling for sweets. Recently, I wanted to sign up for a study– now I have to check whether it’ll be … Continue reading

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note to self (on persistence)

Half the time things don’t work because I gave up on myself. Notable features include: spelling “Massachusetts” correctly on the the spelling test, talking to someone at a cafe, and concentrating on reading for a class before a certain hour. … Continue reading

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note to self (on intelligence)

Intelligence is being able to communicate and control different shades of meaning as opposed to only saying “yes” or “no”, “on” or “off”. Think about that one for a moment.

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note to self (enslavement, discipline)

Today, I ate food that was microwaved in a plastic container that melted. Why did I do it? Because i was hungry.

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note to self (do things with conviction)

I was listening to my boss tell me stories as we planted seeds today. What struck me as extremely motivating was the fact that this individual is the exact opposite of me and is an admirable character. First, this individual … Continue reading

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