Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes of Lao Tzu Lao Tzu was the most important spiritual Chinese sage. His name, which is also often called Laozi, literally means “Old Master” and is generally considered an honorific. He lived in the 6th century BC, at the same time as Confucius, who was born a generation after Lao Tzu. He once sought out Lao Tzu who told him “Strip yourself of your proud airs and numerous desires, your complacent demeanor and excessive ambitions. They won’t do you any good. Lao Tzu is the father of the Chinese spiritual tradition Taoism, mainly because of his text called Tao te Ching (Tao: the way of all life, te: the fit use of life by men, ching: text or classic). It is based on the Tao (The Way), which is the creator and sustainer of all things in the Universe, and the practice of doing by nondoing (wu-wei) that enables the disciple to unite with the Tao. Lao Tzu wrote his only book Tao Te Ching just before he walked away from the Chou empire he served. 1. This first sentence of his teachings seems paradoxical. 2.
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the development of personal thinking habits in 21st century learners. In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? After all, this is the world of Google. As a result, the tone of thinking can end up uncertain or whimsical, timid or arrogant, sycophant or idolizing–and so, devoid of connections and interdependence. The nature of social media rests on identity as much as anything else—forcing subjectivity on everything through likes, retweets, shares, and pins. But this takes new habits. Information Abundance There is more information available to any student with a smartphone than an entire empire would have had access to three thousand years ago. New contexts—digital environments that function as humanity-in-your-pocket—demand new approaches and new habits. Persisting.
LizettePreiss | Choosing Smarter Living WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY? Social Policy Implications of the New Happiness Research In the last ten years, psychology has finally started to deliver the goods — hard facts about what causes human happiness. The results have been astonishing, but their social implications have not sparked any serious public debate: (1) Almost all humans are surprisingly happy almost all the time. 90% of Americans report themselves to be "very happy" or "fairly happy". (2) Individuals still differ somewhat in their happiness, but these differences are extremely stable across the lifespan, and are almost entirely the result of heritable genetic differences (as shown by David Lykken's and Auke Tellegen's studies of identical twins reared apart.) (3) Major life events that we would expect to affect happiness over the long term (e.g. winning the lottery, death of a spouse) only affect it for six months or a year. (4) The "usual suspects" in explaining individual differences in happiness have almost no effect.
Numerot ovat kaapanneet vallan - tilastotiede - Kuukausiliite Numeroilla hallitaan maailmaa, koska raha on numeroita ja pörssikurssit ovat käyriä. Tilastot, tutkimukset ja selvitykset ovat hyvää keskustelukamaa, koska niistä on aina mahdollista kehittää riita. Niitä voi tulkita mielensä mukaan tai selittää monen mielen mukaan. Tuore tilasto tarkoittaa vanhaa tietoa. 0-hypoteesi tarkoittaa sitä, että missään ei tapahdu mitään. Sähäkästi sahaava pörssikurssi tarkoittaa sitä, että maailma on liikkeessä. Päätökset perustellaan numeroilla, aina. Ei niin, että kannattaa osoittaa kulttuuritahtoa ja jättää vanha rakennus purkamatta. Numeroilla perustellaan, montako hirveä pitää ampua, kuinka vähän häkkineliöitä minkille riittää, kuinka kauan työläisen on pysyttävä töissä ja kuinka pientä palkkaa hänelle tulee maksaa. Tulevaisuus suunnitellaan numeroista. Suomalainen innostuu lottonumeroista, mutta ehkä matematiikka ei ole valtaväestön laji. Filosofian tohtori Hannu Miettinen on työurallaan keskittynyt suuriin lukuihin, joko aikaan tai rahaan.
Romance Can Be Maintained in Long-term Relationships By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 22, 2009 Despite popular belief, long-term relationships do not necessarily progress into a companionship/friendship-type love. Romantic love can last a lifetime and lead to happier, healthier relationships, suggests a new study. “Many believe that romantic love is the same as passionate love,” said lead researcher Bianca P. Acevedo, Ph.D, then at Stony Brook University (currently at University of California, Santa Barbara). “It isn’t. These findings appear in the March issue of Review of General Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association. Acevedo and co-researcher Arthur Aron, Ph.D, reviewed 25 studies with 6,070 individuals in short- and long-term relationships to find out whether romantic love is associated with more satisfaction. They also looked at 10 long-term relationship studies comprising middle-aged couples who were typically married 10 years or more.
Learn to be Charismatic - Scott Edinger by Scott Edinger | 2:00 PM November 13, 2012 What makes a leader inspiring? By far, the most common answer I hear from the thousands of leaders I’ve spoken with on the topic is “charisma.” And who would argue? When they hear that answer, people typically nod knowingly; we all seem to recognize the power of charisma to motivate. As a practical matter though, what does one do with this information? Charismatic people focus on you, not themselves. They tend to be extraverts. Like all good leaders, charismatic leaders are skilled communicators. They feel your pain, really. The word charisma comes from the word Greek charis, meaning gift or grace.
ThinkNice.com Quotes can pick you up when you are down, give purpose and meaning to those in need, and turn a bad day into a good one. Quotes also sometimes shed light onto the personalities of figures from the past and provide inspiration of all kinds. Below we have a collection of cute, inspirational and artistic quotes designed to be printed out and used as wall pin-ups. “You Are the Closest I Will Ever Come to Magic” “My attitude is based on how you treat me.” “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” “Happy Girls Are the Prettiest” “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” “Do What You Can with What You Have Where You Are” “The People Who Know The Least About You Always Have The Most To Say.” Albert Einstein Quote “Logic will get you from A to Z: Imagination will get you everywhere.” “Thou Shall Not Take Sh! “Your Face is Just Fine, But You’ll Have To Put A Bag Over That Personality.” “You know what’s the one wrong thing we all do when we fall in love?
Kurt Vonnegut - The Shapes of Stories The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut grained worldwide fame and adoration through the publication of his novels, including Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and more. But is was his rejected master's thesis in anthropology that he called his prettiest contribution to his culture. The basic idea of his thesis was that a story's main character has ups and downs that can be graphed to reveal the story's shape. The shape of a society's stories, he said, is the least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads. Let's have a look. Man in Hole The main character gets into trouble then gets out of it again and ends up better off for the experience. Boy Meets Girl The main character comes across something wonderful, gets it, loses it, then gets it back forever. From Bad to Worse The main character stats off poorly then gets continually worse with no hope for improvement. Which Way Is Up?
Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Tips – The Positivity Blog Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction by Kirstin Butler Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes. Who doesn’t love comic books? While infographics may be trendy today (and photography perennially sexy), there’s just something special about the work of the human hand. We’ve long loved authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. The Beats invokes the immediacy of 1940s and 50s art, music, and writing; even better, it provides political context and introduced us to an entire panoply of artists whose contributions to the era are lesser known. How do you make 500,000 declassified documents yield up their stories? Upton Sinclair-style muckraking for our modern era, Edible Secrets covers the CIA’s milkshake assassination plot of Fidel Castro, popcorn mind-control schemes, and how a box of Jello led to two death sentences during the 1950s Communist red scare. The history of modern Tibet gets told via one man’s life in The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography.