why education is important

December 25, 2009

“resourcefulness…”

http://www.professorshouse.com/family/children/why-education-is-important.aspx

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December 14, 2009

Instead of focusing on what you want to get done with “unlimited time”

–> Focus on how much time you have to work as effectively as possible.

<[Don’t even have to skim… Just find problems you don’t know and start solving them.]>

Mindsets

December 13, 2009

Thus far I know in myself two mindsets that exist:

Idea-Oriented [Contemplative]

This is something that promotes the idealism in me and my abstract thought.

This is where I am involved with constructing theories and ideas… thinking about my values and morals and desires and needs and wants… and I think about how I should behave… yesterday, today.. or tomorrow..

I have no sense of time in this stage because I am too busy thinking of things in my head (that I spend no time thinking about or focusing on what I actually have to do in reality [outside my head]

I am thinking and lost in thought. Meditative. Idea-Oriented.

Task-Oriented [Focused on action & Thoughtless]

This is something that helps me get my idealism accomplished through concrete thought.

I tend not to be thinking and focusing on the task at hand, thoughtlessly, and knowing exactly what task I must accomplish next.

Here I have a better sense of time and know how long my tasks take. My mind is completely grounded and it’s not up in the air constructing new theories or anything like that.

I do. I act. I don’t think. I focus on the present, instead of the past and the future.

I am not involved with abstract thought. I am involved with concrete thought and pay attention to what’s in front of my face, not what’s in my head.

Task-Orientedness will help me get a pile of school work done with no problem at all.

Thoughtlessness. Sense of Time. Task-Oriented.

While I was talking to my dad about my dropping grades, my dad told me I needed to budget my time.

And I actually listened and took it to heart, instead of flinging his advice away, in a subconscious effort (cause I hadn’t realized it until now), to maintain my thinking about the secret and all of the explanations related to it.

I figure watching the secret and reading about the different laws in my dad’s principle book has got me thinking too much about how to set goals and how to think to the point where I spent nearly all my time thinking about it rather than thinking about what I actually want to be doing – doing work to get straight A’s, while maintaining time for running and reading at night and eating healthy.

Once my dad told me I needed to budget my time, I realized I was focusing too much on the different laws in the world (of polarity, attraction etc…) and I needed to focus on the actual task of doing – of what work I needed to do today.

As in Stanford, I need to focus on each day-to-day task instead of thinking about how to apply my life philosophies yesterday, today and tomorrow.

In the shower, instead of thinking about what “I promise” myself to be… I will think about ways I can write a really good ESSAY in a SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME~~~!!!

After I all: I truly want straight A’s… Don’t I?

The Universe Likes SPEED!!!

December 12, 2009

Don’t delay.

Don’t second-guess.

Don’t doubt.

When the opportunity is there,

when the impulse is there,

when the intuitive nudge is there…

Act.

That is your Job.

And that is all you have to do

and that if you were living the last 24 hours of your life, you would not have time to worry about problems in stressful relationships, or obligations, physical problems with your body or mind.

it simply would just be a waste of time. and you’d shift your mind from worrying to doing whatever you can within those limits and constraints.

And any negative that you’re observing in life… well just fucking trashing it away and ignore it. it belongs in the trash in your mind anyway…

And so.. if you want to find that inner happiness. Sing. Sing along to those songs you’ve spent weeks of hours singing in your past.. something that will suit what you feeling.. whether it’s screamo – avenged, atreyu, lamb of god, slipknot, or if it’s some thing else, incubus, vertical horizon, anberlin. sing, so you can find you inner creative spiritual happy giving self again… and from there you can start pursuing your goals once again.

“This research, recently summarized in an article by psychologists, Cameron Anderson and Gavin J Kilduff, shows that those who are effective in attaining status do so through behaving generously and helpfully to bolster their value to their group.  In other words, low-status individuals’ aggressive and violent behavior is precisely the opposite of what they should be doing to ascend the societal totem pole.”

from :”http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-psychology-of-social&sc=CAT_MB_20091209

“Generosity is the key to a status.”

Professor Dawson

December 10, 2009

Finally arriving at Stanford University all the way from Saipan for summer school, I had no idea of what to truly expect from both my professors and my schoolmates. It was going to be my first time living on my own, so I still had no idea how I would fend for myself – washing my clothes, staying organized, dealing with the school’s workload, and tending to all the complications and problems that might come my way. It was a time to experience new things and thus also a time for growth.
Participating in my A.P. U.S. Government class on the first day was quite an experience. The professor seemed like an exceptional teacher. His aura of ebullience echoed throughout the classroom as he guided the role playing of two students in an effort to illustrate fundamental Government topics. The professor’s name was Paul Dawson, and I have never been taught by a professor like him. I was motivated by his enthusiastic teaching style, by his capacity to simplify and clarify complicated government concepts for the class, and how he went out of his way to involve each of the students and inspire us to work together as a team in group applications.
So, as the summer school progressed, my weakness in fending for myself began to materialize. I managed to make a couple of friends and take care of the mundane routine tasks throughout the day. But, on the less positive side, I began to inflict more stress on myself, worrying about what reading assignments I should be doing and what friends I should be making. With such stress clouding and weighing down my mind, I naturally resorted to the calm, sweet sensation of music to appease myself.
At this point, I tried to avoid thinking of my problems as much as I could, and after doing this for a while, things started to shift, especially after I heard a little piece of advice from my professor. “The only person that can let you down is yourself,” he said. I pondered this statement over and over. In the subsequent days, I retrieved other life philosophies from his lessons. I learned about the importance of being incremental, the idea that one must take a series of little steps in order to achieve a larger task. By reminding myself of the advice he gave and the concept of incrementalism, I was slowly coming out of my cave of stress into a new world. As I continued through the summer school, I maintained a constant effort to avoid superfluous thinking cycles and unnecessary worries. But the most important thing of all was that I was diligent in being proactive (yet another concept from class) in dealing with life’s problems, like stress. I continually reminded myself to not think/worry so much about school work and my social relationships – that I would keep most healthy just by focusing on the most important tasks of the day and appreciating the little pleasures that came my way.
It is those three great, albeit subliminal, pieces of advice from summer school that I keep as my foundation in life. It is my current goal in life to be proactive and incremental in dealing with life’s problems because “The only person that can let you down is yourself.” In reminding myself of such powerful and empirically true ideas, I am better equipped to overcome the challenges that life has to offer.