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It’s Never Been More Lucrative to Be a Math-Loving People Person September 3, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Harvard Business Review @ 2:25 PM

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

Parents who spend a good chunk of the week shuttling kids to and from soccer practice or drama club might be comforted by new research that suggests this effort is not in vain – as long as their kids are good at math, too.

A recent paper from UCSB found that the return on being good at math has gone up over the last few decades, as has the return on having high social skills (some combination of leadership, communication, and other interpersonal skills). But, the paper argues, the return on the two skills together has risen even faster.

What does all that have to do with soccer practice? The research compared two groups of white, male U.S. high school seniors – the class of 1972 and the class of 1992 – to see how earnings associated with social and math skills have changed over time. Using two National Center…

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My Story: Living With Mental Illness August 14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Chau @ 11:41 AM

Originally posted on MORMON SOPRANO:

The first time I can remember contemplating the idea of ending my life, I was eleven years old. I didn’t have a detailed exit plan. It was simply a strong feeling that the world would be a much better place if I wasn’t in it. The idea was shocking, terrifying and sad. “Why did I think that?” As the year progressed, more foreign little dark thoughts would slowly creep in, unexpectedly overwhelming my young brain and then fading away again. We don’t talk about things like that. Even if I’d wanted to tell someone, what words would I use? How could I possibly admit these kind of “bad” thoughts and feelings? What would happen to me if I told? My depression wasn’t something conscious or obvious. It was just something I felt deep down in the murky part of my soul. I was raised in a strongly religious, faith filled home. I believed in God and the power of prayer. So, I prayed morning and night, I attended…

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My Story: Living With Mental Illness

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Chau @ 11:41 AM

Originally posted on MORMON SOPRANO:

The first time I can remember contemplating the idea of ending my life, I was eleven years old. I didn’t have a detailed exit plan. It was simply a strong feeling that the world would be a much better place if I wasn’t in it. The idea was shocking, terrifying and sad. “Why did I think that?” As the year progressed, more foreign little dark thoughts would slowly creep in, unexpectedly overwhelming my young brain and then fading away again. We don’t talk about things like that. Even if I’d wanted to tell someone, what words would I use? How could I possibly admit these kind of “bad” thoughts and feelings? What would happen to me if I told? My depression wasn’t something conscious or obvious. It was just something I felt deep down in the murky part of my soul. I was raised in a strongly religious, faith filled home. I believed in God and the power of prayer. So, I prayed morning and night, I attended…

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Family Names July 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Chau @ 6:11 PM

戴 Dai Mom’s Family name
曾 Zeng Dad’s family name

蘇 Popo’s surname
曾成財 gong Gong’s name.. somethings wrong

惠雯 Wai Mun (Dai Hue Dan)
曾福啟 ( John, Tang Phuoc Kai)
曾福照 ( Steven, Tang Phouc Chiu)
曾福鵬 ( Kevin, Tang Phouc Bang)
曾超煉 (dad, Tang Sieu Luyen)
曾瑞賢 (Karen, Tang Thuy Hien)

曾金生 ( Older Tang, Grand Uncle, Tang Gum “Gold” Sang “Birth”
曾駒生 (Younger Tang, Grand Father, Tang Keau Sang “Birth” aka 曾樞 (Tang Geau ” Like the car piece in chinese chess.”) birth name is 曾廣駒
周淑英 (Grandma Tang, Grandma, Chau Sook Ying “Eagle”

廣超憲

 

Character: ‘the skater’ July 11, 2014

long hair, like me, defy gravity, no cares, no priorities, free, free spirit.

 

fear vs confusion vs incapacitated vs immobile vs inactive

one can seem to be immobilized by fear, however

he may be in a state of confusion, which may indirectly be connected to his fear, but confusion is caused by a sense of misdirection, a loss of guidance, misunderstanding.

both fear and confusion can cause one to be in a state of inaction.

to be incapacitated is the inability to act. There’s no thought either, an absence of thought, rendered inactive.

immobility is much like incapacitation, only the consciousness is intact.

immobilized by fear, state of confusion, rendered inactive, incapacitated

spiritually speaking;

fear is the opposite of faith. because faith defined by action, fear is immobilizing. But what is in a state of immobility exactly? The soul? The spirit? The body?

fear attacks the spirit; hence, ‘immobilized by fear’
confusion attacks the mind.
incapacitation attacks the body and mind
immobility refers to a body absence of action.
inactivity can be that of the mind or that of the body

when one is immobilized by fear, he is spirit is on the defense rendering the body absence of agency.

spirit vs body vs mind

 

Scribble, Dabble, Scribble May 21, 2014

I’m listening to Sir Mix-a-lot. I’m in major brainstorm mode. It started at the meeting today at MIdwest Vision Care. We were thinking of ways to increase business and what not, and I threw my ideas out. Throughout the day I kept getting more ideas for the thoughts presented in the meeting. As the night went on I continued the march of ideas. I started wanting to create a publication for the office. Now I want to start my own online following- maybe a Facebook page, a Youtube Channel, a blog, idk. I want to do something regular with a regular audience. Which brought me here. This might be one of the last remaining online activity that I really do.  There’s facebook, but i never post status updates. I don’t know who would care. Or maybe I don’t care for the people who I know. Haha. sorry fb peeps. I am weird luv me or dump me. I know who my friends are i don’t need/ want a place to keep track of them. Enuf on that tho.

So what to do? I dunno. I’ll just keep writing in this. I’m gonna buy a smartphone for my birthday i think.

 

 
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