What do you think about mental illness?

There are news lately about a 20 years old Cuban guy who went into a lion den in the zoo to be mauled by the lion (suicide). The zoo authorities had to shoot two lions dead to save him. Of course, condemnations poured in about the guy’s selfish act. Mental illness will suffer a blow. … Continue reading What do you think about mental illness?

Exponential growth of technology – Three body problem novel

I have heard of the exponential growth of technology, whereby the technology advancement for the next 100 years, is not the same as the previous 100 years, but 20,000 years of progress in 100 years. I haven’t truly realized this potential until the novelist, Liu Cixin put it the following way in the novel. In … Continue reading Exponential growth of technology – Three body problem novel

Things that I once thought was the end of me

I guess everyone has stories of their life, their ups and downs. These are the extremes of my life, which is not so extreme after the event and I thought about it. Not having “appropriate” clothes to wear. E.g. wearing a sweater that is 3 years old. Fail to drive on first day of form … Continue reading Things that I once thought was the end of me

Loss aversion – grades

Let’s say you earn a monthly salary of $2000. You will get this salary banked into your account at the end of the month. In addition to the salary, you will get overtime salary, which amounts to a maximum of $1000. Let’s say your management propose to instead, bank in $3000 to your account at … Continue reading Loss aversion – grades

Difficulty in thinking about big numbers

I read Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational. It is a book about irrational actions, the psychology behind it and how predictable they are. In “The Context of Our Character, Part I: Why We Are Dishonest, and What We Can Do about It” chapter, it says that the total costs of all robberies in USA per year … Continue reading Difficulty in thinking about big numbers