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One of many things I admire about my dad is his persistence. This is demonstrated through his desire to be self sufficient. On the other hand it has taken me a lifetime to develop this skill. It may have taken him a while also, but I can only speak to the time I have known him.
Recently I tested my own persistence and self sufficiency with my lawn mower. It is is 25 years old. My son had been using it for a lawn service this summer, so it had received far more use than in the first 25 years. As a result a back wheel had disintegrated.
I went first to the local hardware where I purchase a generic wheel. First the wrong size. Next I realized the wheel needing replacement had a gear in it. New mowers are $300. I am frugal in some ways. The mower has a good engine. So I decided to order a replacement part. Once it arrived I was able to quickly fix the mower. Right parts + right tools = success.
Years ago this would not have happened. Maybe the first part of the sequence, but not the outcome. I had failed many times in the past and my reaction had been that I was somehow deficient. Why didn't I know how to do everything? (Note see posts on ego).
there are always words that stick in our minds, the ones which resonate with who we are or who we are meant to be... here's nine of mine:
p.s.: & 'i' should not have to be a capital 'I'
Early last year, after about a year of working for Bohemia Interactive on VBS2, mainly travelling around on airplanes running training courses for military simulations folks, I finally embarked on a project that had been buzzing around in my head for over twenty years.
I'm fairly sure it was the catalyst of working in the simulations field that helped me realize that the time had actually come, and I actually could pull it off, but it had been a long road. When I wrote my first novel, which I started when I was nineteen (it shows its age!), I needed five years of research, which included joining the army and becoming an infantryman, before I could say I had the needed spark to finish it. The relative quality of these projects notwithstanding, no-one can ever say I don't take my research seriously.
The spark for this one came in the form of the Simulation Hypothesis.
I've heard it called a number of things. Theory, argument, hypothesis. It's an old idea, and the Matrix got a good deal of mileage out of it. As a narrative device, you can see it in works like The Truman Show and Dark City, among many others (Source Code and eXistenZ come to mind).
My favourite exploration of it is Nick Bostrom's. Do yourself a favour and read it, if you get the chance (or haven't already). He assigns three propositions equal weight.
The war on single Aisle orders had never been so hot, then now. With Asia waking up to the low-cost carrier model, demanding for more frequency than never, it will be needed more aircraft to grow, also retiring some of the importance of mainline/flag carriers and the widebodies in use on that regional/domestic routes. And with the growth, the costs (fuel and maintenance) with current engine aircraft, would be enormous. These economic factors are adding to the current needs of Western World for more efficient NBs.
So, both Airbus and Boeing are developing more improved aircraft with improved engines:
Airbus: A320neo (A319neo, A320neo and A321neo): With CFM Leap 1A or PW1000G (more CFMs than PWs)
Boeing: 737 MAX (737-7, 737-8 and 737-9): CFM Leap 1B (exclusive engine)
Despite of the large orders (with AirAsia, American Airlines (opted for both Airbus and Boeing models), Lufthansa, easyJet, GECAS (also both in CFM) and LionAir (for a new LCC airline - name is unknown - for mainline were also ordered Boeing 737s)), the A320neo has worse performance than 737 MAX, on the side of technology involved (Split-Scimitar-like winglets on MAX, sharklets on Neo, the engine maturity and the innovations on the materials involved) and on the real efficiency based on those innovations that they are incorporated on the plane, a decisive factor for flip orders from Air Canada (for 737 MAX 8) and United Airlines (for 737 MAX 9 and that cancelled the outstanding A320 order), and in China, that was selected for Air China and China Soutern Airlines.
I know I have a blog but sometimes I m just too lazy to post or somehow... cant post in my mobile since theres no mobile app YET..(my phones not an Iphone btw its just JAVA runned)
So hopefully I could post more in the future....
My life is getting more complex and better nowadays...
Im less depressed and more confident... socially and Im more of a person now... meaning I kinda know who I am and about my identity(i still have issues hopefully I would tell soon)
Anyway now Im still in school ( blogging during class hours HEHE) we are doing codings right now so making websites and design etc.. pretty easy...
I have read those same magazines. The ones with the pictures that make you think that life must be a fantasy for a small population of the world. Overall, we're all still learning. No mistakes are being made as long as lessons are being learned. The ones who seem to have it all are still feeling out the rest of the world. They are trying to figure out where they fit in in the big picture. We reply in silence, by shielding who we are. I like long conversations after the world has fallen asleep. We speak in the rhythm of the nature of the world around us. The ones who stick around long after it's all said and done are the ones who you should give the most of yourself to. The ones who stand by your side when you know that you're wrong. Those are the ones that give meaning to life. They will tell you what you've done, how you need to fix the world you've created.
We are small flecks of energy in a much bigger cosmos. Be you, but do not, under any circumstances, think that people will always appreciate you if you give too much away. Generosity is measured in small fragments. Many will use your words against you to haunt you down one day. In truth, we will never fully understand. Just know that not everything you learn is supposed to be shared outside of your own soul. Sometimes, those who are most wise are not able to give themselves the same advice. I am but a student of the world, trapped in my own paradigm.
One of my core values is peace. To my idealistic mind it must be possible to act calmly even when we don't feel peaceful.
We can know wise things and see their value, but when it's time to act while upset, we forget the lovely quotes that flood the internet. The rational mind goes down the drain and emotions turn us into cavemen.
I often lash out at my kids when they're stubborn or demanding. This doesn’t solve anything, it only adds fuel to the fire. Result? Less peace!
When the situation has resolved, I'm left with regret. I worry about the bad example I've set for my kids. Now that I’m no longer angry, I can see better ways I could have acted.
In International Trade we learn the idea of comparative advantage, and how countries benefit from trading with each other if one is better at producing a commodity than another.
Within the first few lectures the professor will emphasize that a country doesn’t need absolute advantage for trade to be beneficial, just comparative advantage.
I think this concept can be applied to team dynamics.
Last week the magic integration of Kindle books with professional narration dropped on iOS! This tilts the book buying choice back in favor of Kindle over the iBook store.
So how can this make me smarter (being as I'm already pretty smart)? Well now when you buy a book, if there is professional narration, you can add it for a discounted price. This allows you to listen to books on walks, getting ready in the AM or waiting in line, and follow along in the Kindle book at the same time, when something catches your ear. The pages even turn for you.
This combined approach to learning is handy because, if a jew of wisdom is dropped on your head, you can immediately highlight it in the book for future reference. Internalizing key insights you are exposed to, through study and reference, is what delivers the value that enticed you to buy the book to start with. This is your easiest path to becoming the expert — by learning, and then by applying what you learned.
When getting ready for bed, if you do a little reading after hours, you can read the Kindle book visually, and pick up the next morning in the same place, listening as you get ready. This is a feature owners of Kindle e-readers have had for a while, but it has finally come to iOS, which is a smart business move by Amazon.
Where you left off in your book, your bookmarks, notes, and highlights sync across devices too — so switching between your iPhone, iPad or Kindle device couldn’t be easier. It is a very pleasant way to absorb information. Most of us are visual learners, and others auditory, but the combination of the two is immersive, and the convenience of switching between the two is unparalleled.
Ugly is a heart issue that corrupts ALL things. It brings death, jealously, illness, bitterness, sadness, hatred, loneliness to even the mostly lively and beautiful environments. No amount of money, possessions, makeup, fame or education can fix a heart issue. That's an inside job that outside antics can't cure. You can spend your life perfecting your exterior environment but if your heart has ashortage it will shield all light from getting in or out. When that happens, darkness sets in and things begin to slowly die ... such as dreams, hopes, relationships, careers. Work on perfecting the one thing that makes ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL >> YOUR HEART & SOUL. A healthy heart will blossom a brand new reality.