Forging ahead with dialectic spirits

Transcend from a traumatised status quo to a supportive learning in the bumping life journey  helps us to march forward. What matters does not come from less troubles nor avoidance of problems, but from the changes on ourselves–be more confirmed, more confident and grateful.

Through the kaleidoscope, a different world is shown to us. Our eyes can do so as well. Now I see it, do you?


Tim Urban’s Full Story of a TED Talk

Public speaking is like an exciting and additive try-out, but as some believe, it is definitely leveled tougher than “destined-to-die choice”.

Seinfeld’s joke on public speaking:

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”


Tim Urban

Tim Urban

Tim Urban on his blog shared his experience for standing on the TED red carpet. Having watched his hilarious and insightful talk on Procrastination, I am inspired not only by his ideas on psychological perspective of procrastination, but by his manners of delivering the speech. It was a real talk and done in a comfortable way.

Here is a full story of his pre-TED talk and Post-TED story.

Let him show you his way.



Click me: Doing a TED Talk: the Full Story, by Tim Uban

After such stressful preparation period, finally, here we go:

Tim Urban’s article: Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

Bravery, thy name is woman

A simple story shared by Reshma Saujani of an assigned task during the code program course, two scenarios took place in front of the teacher:

  • A boy asked, “There’s something wrong with my code…”
  • A girl said, “There’s somthing wrong with me…”

What’s going on?

Girls are taught differently from boys and the input will influence the rest of the life of girls.

Saujani, on this TED occasion, reminds us, especially girls, of two principle messages:

  1. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”
  2. Be courageous: thy name is woman.
Pretty young woman with sketched strong and muscled arms

Pretty young woman with sketched strong and muscled arms

TED: How great leaders inspire action


The principle message inspires action comes to that can deliver “meaning”, which refers to answering “why”.

Here follows the speech transcript conducted by Simon Sinek in TED speech:

If Apple were like everyone else, a marketing message from them might sound like this: “We make great computers. They’re beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly. Want to buy one?” “Meh.” That’s how most of us communicate. That’s how most marketing and sales are done, that’s how we communicate interpersonally. We say what we do, we say how we’re different or better and we expect some sort of a behavior, a purchase, a vote, something like that.

Here’s how Apple actually communicates. “Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by making our products beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly. We just happen to make great computers. Want to buy one?”

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