If you have not watched Ghost in the Shell, go do it, even if you are not an anime fan. The movie is heavy on tech, in a futuristic world where human-computer interfaces are commonplace, and makes you wonder if we are heading towards a similar world (just look at what Elon Musk is doing … Continue reading Memories are fragile, easily lost, easily altered
Traditional thinking suggests that once past our puberty years, we tend to settle down into a more stable, mature personality that persists all the way till our twilight years. Yet this study from Psychology and Aging suggests that contrary to what we think, our personalities in childhood can be very different from what it will … Continue reading Can humans change personalities as they grow older?
I read an excellent post from the Art of Manliness here, from which I note the following observations: Notions of success are personal. "Thoreau wasn’t ambitious for the traditional status markers held up by society, he was ambitious for something else: life. Life at its very essence. Life in its fullest form." How many of … Continue reading The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation
We are now 1/6 of the way into 2017 already and time really passes so quickly. From my reservist at the start of the year, which then flowed into Chinese New Year and a February marked by my transition into a new function within my corporate job, it has been quite easy to lose track … Continue reading Two Months into 2017
“Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experience and knowledge you currently have, your food and shelter is taken care of, but all you have is a laptop and $500 dollars. What would you do in the next … Continue reading Hypothetical Question
This week, being in reservist has made me thankful for the simpler things in life. The ability to sit in front of my desk, surfing the internet in an air-conditioned room are simple day-to-day comforts that most of us have taken for granted. Also, I am re-discovering the simple things in life, like being able … Continue reading Away from civilian life
1) How big do you want to dream? 2) How much do you want to envision? 3) How hard do you want to work? 4) How much of the past do you want to forget? For those who are looking to set some goals in 2017, I found a pretty useful template at yearcompass.com - it's … Continue reading 2017 Theme – Accelerate
It's easy to procrastinate doing things that will add value to your portfolio in the longer term, simply because it is the harder thing to do. Learning a new skill takes time and effort. Most people will choose to nua instead, especially when it is coming off the back of a long weekend. I am … Continue reading What Do People Do on Boxing Day?
I set out a number of objectives in 2016: To eat more healthilyTo socialize moreTo write something everydayRead something for personal developmentLearn PythonGetting on to the Amazon eCommerce platformTo get more exerciseListen to a business/investing related podcast daily In 2016 I began using this app called Momentum to keep track of these few objectives. Momentum … Continue reading 2016 in Review