Time to keep the profanity to a minimum. Good writers and speakers can express themselves adequately without giving a fuck. Literally. It stops now.
The reason why I can’t get things done lately:
I keep mixing my to-do list with my idea list.
For example, last night, I was supposed to finish an assignment for my ethics course but then I thought of the two words:
‘Muse’ and ‘musical’.
To muse is to think with creativity and inspiration. Yet, I can’t say I had a ‘musical’ moment. That would imply that I had a moment with my guitar or something.
And then I researched about the history of music.
Although some of you beg to differ, rhythm is more important than a song’s lyrics. It’s sort of hardwired into us. Homo erectus made beats with tools and rocks and what not; I don’t think they really sang about the colour of ‘her’ eyes.
We were born too late and never got to explore the Earth.
We were born too early and never got to explore the galaxy.” —Anon
N/A (That’s right, I learnt nothing at work today. Shame on me.)
“Wardrobing” is the act of buying an article of clothing, wearing it, and then returning it for a full refund. This accounts for $16 billion in losses for clothing companies every year.
In 1880, you would have to put in 6 hours of work (kerosene lamp) in order to obtain an hour’s worth of light for reading a book in the dark. Today, we only need to work for half a second.
Cross-cultural studies show that “men’s preference for the curviness of women’s figures varies directly with the men’s economic status… men without money desired women who were significantly heavier than men with bulging wallets.”
For the most part, engineering is innovation inside the box (think about compliance constraints like standards and regulations). Unfortunately, I think my brain is wired slightly differently and I don’t like looking at the fine details anymore. I ask myself questions about meta-cognition, the influence of history on the present, and the direction of humankind in my free time.
I’m not getting excited about optimizing Excel spreadsheets! And in the short term, that’s a problem, because I still need to graduate.