10 Most Over-Rated Things in the World
#10 Corporate Protocol - minimal value if done, maximal damage if left undone
#9 Bared Flesh as a Sex Appeal Source - it’s not what you expose, it’s what you have; as with much else, less can be more.
#8 Tourist Attractions - holiday brochures are written by biz-people, remember that…
Boobs are still boobs. Even if it is Tatt Seng’s
Starting the day right. I’ve just got to start the day right.
Right on time. Rise and shine.
Pull up the blinds, Open the window and a chilled shower.
Take in the air and feel the heat,
the heat that comes from the workout you resist,
in the morning. In the morning, I’ve got to start the day right.
“So far so good” it has been for me.
I question, why we want things to go smoothly? When trials are suppose to refine us, to mold us. Maybe what I am saying is, I need a kick in the butt. I need my ass to be lit on fire to burn away indifference.
Short and cute cynicism post
Cynicism, defined as
An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others.
Why become a cynic
- Less likely to get “hurt” / “cheated”
- Seem “cooler”
- Benefit of doubt given to people who may be honest
- Doesn’t mean you aren’t aware of the situation, you just choose to be not cynical
- Likely to be more proactive
Standing out in a Boring Job (and having tons of fun doing it)
Everyone who has been employed has been placed in that unsettling environment. It’s when you’ve got that job or task that is so monotonic and life-sucking, and occurs frequently in first jobs or internships. And how easy it can be, how often it happens, to adopt the mindset to “grind it out”, to “get by”, to shut up and earn your pay. It’s the art of conformity, and many human beings are incredibly quick and skilled to use it. It can be used to show that you don’t like your job, and perhaps you’re in it for the money and perks.
Many believe it’s the environment that makes them behave this way. They think it’s to blame and they are adapting by conforming. But they dream of other jobs. They believe crappy work can be compensated by a fun life after five. I cringe when I think of those movie/tv show depictions of life-sucking cubicle jobs, and people finding the brightest part of their job are conversations at the water cooler.
People often choose to do work that way when faced with a boring job, but there is actually an alternative. And that is to excel and stand out. In every living moment of your boring job, there lies an opportunity to capitalize on it and to have a hell of a lot of fun doing it. In addition, it yields better results, the possibility of taking on more dynamic work, and improved morale of yourself and those around you. It just takes a shift of mindset.
I’m actually starting a new co-op term myself at a large international consulting firm (with over 19,000 employees); my first day is tomorrow. Needless to say, I got inspiration for this post from my own struggles when anticipating that this job might be “boring”. There is nothing wrong with the company (had to say this to legally cover my ass), it’s just that my responsibilities were not completely in line with my interests. I got matched with this job even though I ranked it 9 (for those non-Waterloo people, that’s the lowest ranking you can give a job, indicating you prefer not to take it). Of course I haven’t even had one day yet, and it may turn out to be amazing.
There were a couple questions I asked myself, inspiring me to make the most of this anticipated “boring” job. I also got valuable advice from a conversation with Larry Smith, a UW economics professor who was featured on the front page of TED Talks for the talk “Why You will Fail to have a Great Career”, which you can find here. Nevertheless, I think these 5 following questions can be asked by any employee looking to break out of a mundane 9-5 job.
Observations from watching Korean Variety Shows
They value their courtesy and respect to older people.
They’re humour revolves around making funny faces, making awkward couples forcing them to be spontaneous, recycling running gags (causing embarrassing reactions), saying lines that fit your “character”.
You need an imitation or a funny talent to survive.
Extremely light hearted.
Celebrities are treated as normal non-perfect human beings.
but of course theres a pressure for them to be funny on camera, but isn’t that to be expected. ( aren’t we expected to be funny too,on or off camera? )
They are not afraid to share their feelings, it can be a real source of fun and a great icebreaker.
They are brainwashing us to have an ideal type, one which fit the bill of the one of the celebrities. So that you’ll follow them ever more closely.
It’s a brilliant plan.
I probably wouldn’t be watching it if I was less bored and if it wasn’t free on the internet.
Ponder Du Jour
My willpower has never really been tested. Dieting and weight loss? Nope. Training for a competition? Nope. Fight for a cause? Nope.
How to Thrive in College
Find friends that will help you mature,
make wise choices,
and to attempt great things (for God).
Ecclesiastes 9:10 :
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,
for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (Hebrew Underworld) ,
to which you are going.
Honor your parents that put you through school,
making decisions (mistakes) and be responsible for them.
Embrace (God-dependent) adulthood.
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.