Not Sunscreen

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If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would not be it. (if you don’t get the pop culture reference, please google the whole phrase. tq)

I detest looking at my proposal.  It is so..boring, carelessly amalgamated (like pieces of different things put together to shape another thing that kind of way).  And have been having this bug to write carelessly, unlike how you need to write academically.  Damn academia are Nazis when it comes to word selection especially those Deconstruction psychos.

Anyways.. back to our topic at hand:

If I could offer you only one tip for the future..

Always go to the heart of the matter.  One you could read A.C. Grayling to understand what it means by the heart of the matter.  Or Bertrand Russell.

The utmost important things to look into.

There are many situations that our judgments are inappopriate and unclear, an effect from all these peripherals and trivalities surrounding the actual thing that we need to solve/make decision on/find solution to.  My advice is, always look into the heart of the matter.  It’s like picking the boss among the gangsters who’s going to beat the shit out of you and beat the shit out of HIM (or HER).  The center of the problem.  The heart of the matter.  The source of your misery.  The machais are just the machais, and you can’t deal with all of them, so kick the boss’s ass, eventually, if you are lucky, the peripheral will all go away, and you are trouble free.  Geddit?

The same approach should also be practised in an argument.  Or a debate.  To be objective and not to be affected emotionally when one is presenting argument- written or spoken.  Failure to understand this is why we always see people resort to personal attacks when a disagreement happens.

So next time you are faced with a conondrum/dillemma or when nobody wants to talk about the big pink elephant in the room, be that person.  If not we will all beat around the bush, and repeat doing that forever and never live the day to see the problem solve (a bit of exaggeration but not that far from the truth).

So there you go.


Written by yuenkokleong

September 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Firing neurons

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