Monday, November 30, 2009

lit 09

Literature :)

I think lit is fun. For now. its kinda "my type". I like to think, to reflect. Detailed post of our first class is in Jene's post, and very well written. And one of the sayings during class was this

"who wants a living? I want a life"

and we were asked to voice out our opinions about the matter. Many took "life" as fun, meaningful, enjoyment, doing things that are special, not monotonous etc. Some are still searching. Nothing wrong bout that. But I think sometimes, one fails to realise that a living can = life. You can be doing the same thing everyday -studying, saving lives (doctor *cough cough*) - and you ARE earning a living - and that IS your life. The "living" can be meaningful, fun(subjective), monotonous and yet special (each patient is special/ each day holds a special meaning) at the same time.

I was googling live, love and laugh because its the 3 L's that pretty much what one should do it life - and then I saw this. the 4th L. Read daddy/ Eldwin's post bout learning(note: no 6 from the top if you just want to read his thoughts on the subject.

The 4th L - Learn. And the 4 L's of life summarized impeccably in this little colourful diagram - Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn.

On another note, I saw and took this quiz(note: below) from Jene's blog. Logical mathematical thinker, intrapersonal thinker. I think I am an interpersonal thinker too, but guess the 2 the quiz highlighted are my stronger personaties? what do you think? sounds like me? :)

Thinker quiz : what your results say about you

Some people have a strong preference for one style of thinking, and find some skills come more naturally than others. Other people tend to adopt different thinking styles in different situations.

This test gives you an idea of what your current thinking style or styles are. But remember - the brain is a very adaptive organ. You should be able to improve your performance in any one of these categories with practice.
The Renaissance ideal

The leading thinkers of the Renaissance were not just experts in their own field. The renaissance scholar was expected to master all branches of knowledge.

With his insatiable desire to know everything, Leonardo da Vinci is often held up as the ideal Renaissance man.

You are a Logical-Mathematical Thinker
Logical-Mathematical thinker Logical-Mathematical thinkers:
  • Like to understand patterns and relationships between objects or actions
  • Try to understand the world in terms of causes and effects
  • Are good at thinking critically, and solving problems creatively
Like Logical-Mathematical thinkers, Leonardo based his theories on evidence rather than speculation. Other Logical-Mathematical Thinkers include
Isaac Newton, Archimedes, Albert Einstein

Careers which suit Logical-Mathematical thinkers include

Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, Lawyer, Computer programmer, Engineer, Inventor

You are an Intrapersonal thinker
Intrapersonal thinker Intrapersonal thinkers:
  • Spend a lot of time thinking about and trying to understand themselves
  • Reflect on their thoughts and moods, and work to improve them
  • You understand how your behaviour affects your relationships with others
Like intrapersonal thinkers, Leonardo worked hard to improve all aspects of himself. Other Intrapersonal thinkers include
Sigmund Freud, Gandhi, Grahame Greene

Careers which suit Intrapersonal Thinkers include
Psychologist, Teacher, Pilot, Child care worker, Explorer, Drama therapist

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