What Alex Told Me

“It’s a real pain that there are so many obstacles to progress and opportunities. I’ve felt this pain acutely many times myself. It is not enough to crave success; success must be negotiated with others who will want some part of it. ”

I looked through the window into the streets, sitting inside a cubicle of a high-rise, I felt this far distance between me and success.

I know doing so is far from enough, my journey has just started, however it already feels extremely hard to comb through such a process. ...READ MORE

The Chinese Conundrum

Chinese are this plate of loose sand with no unity and national identity.

Out of China, I feel this obligation to protect the Chinese identity no matter what form my country is in. The white people are not going to protect the Chinese identity, Koreans are not supposed to, Japanese are not supposed to, Mexicans are not supposed to. Nobody but Chinese are supposed to protect the Chinese identity.

And I think, even inside China, Chinese are supposed to protect the Chinese identity, even though most Chinese don’t have a sense of nationalism and cultural identification. ...READ MORE

The Paradox About Women

One thing I think weird about, is that why universities don’t have a major dedicated for studying women? Women are such a complex subject there should’ve been some documentary and scientific approaches, curated by a single subject to be studied. And I am not talking about feminism, but female psychology, female biology and female capabilities.

Most women lack security.

From my personal experiences, most women seem to have security problems. And I would term this as more of a biological tendency than a mental one. ...READ MORE

A New World That Functions on an Old World Basis

We usually can reckon government policies being lagging behind the constantly updating world order.

As of today, the world has already entered a stage of Big Data and personalized commercial products era.

Before time, things were more general and facilitate the mass in the same manner. As the market evolves over time, individualism prevails and generalization succumbs.

But, the general preconceptions of the mass haven’t changed much. There are this small percentage of the population who are extremely adaptable and fast-responding. They excel at this new world that constantly updates itself. And people find gold/values out of the dynamic, or chaotic, way of how our world functions. ...READ MORE

What Ever Happened to Basic Human Decency?

Society is deciding that integrity is a losing proposition.

By Grant Hilary Brenner on Feb 28, 2017, Psychology Today

When I was a child growing up in suburban New Jersey in the 1970s, I was taught by my father to treat others with respect and consideration. I didn’t always do a great job, but the lessons he taught be about being a decent human being have stayed with me. The wisdom of his advice becomes clearer and clearer to me the older I get, and the meaning and importance of treating others with dignity is highlighted in my own efforts to raise my children to be good people, in my personal relationships, and in my professional life. It’s about mutual respect, it often involves making hard choices, and it isn’t always successful. ...READ MORE

Emotions, the Route Towards Public Persuasion

I suck at one thing, and one thing only, emotional persuasion.

When we talk about persuasion, isn’t it something pertained about rhetorics? Something about figures of speech?

As what Marcus Cicero terms a great orator, is somebody that encompasses as much knowledge as possible, and as much heartfelt feelings towards his citizens as possible.

From Aristotle era, there was the saying of what successful persuasion is composed of. ...READ MORE

Democracy in Canada

During my time stay in Canada, I witnessed a landscape with extraordinary sceneries, well organized systems of infrastructures and the embarrassing situation of the homeless.

For me, the west seems like a free land of all sorts of ideologies, and I don’t want to stress the term ideology much, as I’d like to think of the west has a democratic approach to groups of people in a society, and how, from that, a society flourishes. ...READ MORE