Simplifier in Science, Technology, and Life

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"Gem leaves"

Photography Portfolio

Below are the best photos I have ever clicked. All are being made available under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

The photos can also be downloaded from my new Flickr page.

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Interview by Qeemle

High competition has made education focus more on securing employment, has reduced interests to choosing professions, constrained learning to predefined syllabuses, and turned careers into ‘jobs’. How should young students looking forward to their lives discover the true nature of the choices ahead, and establish themselves in the society and economy? How should they even retain their true selves amidst the waves of rising expectations, the realities of life surfacing, while potentially also facing unforeseen challenges behind the scenes?

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The Future is Behind Us!

In English, future is ahead of us. In Aymara, it is behind us!

That is a better system actually, since we can see the past ahead of us, but not the future behind. We use the past to take limited guesses on what the future may hold.

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The Art Status

Whether you are learning to build software, play music, or paint, the first thousands of hours go into the tools/work.

You’ll make mistakes, have “A-ha” moments, outperform your own expectations, as well as fail.

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The Octopus Hands Approach

Whenever you want something really important to you, or have a goal that you strongly connect to, you use all in your will to chase it. You use more hands than you got, somehow (hence the name octopus hands [1]), not leave any hole open for lapses or failure. When you find it not going well, your prey (a metaphor for goal) should find you’ve got yet another hand it has to deal with and that hand is coming with a full force too.

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