I have studied love because it is my life’s difficult problem. Although I have made much progress, the “impossible dream” of a truly fulfilling mutual love remains a goal I have yet to achieve.
—John Alan Lee
I’m HAPPY because ______________ !
ahahahaha! I love this. :D
Role Model! Dr. Fe del Mundo
This woman walked in Harvard in 1936. And survived the testosterone infested Ivy League.
[Del Mundo] humorously relates that when she arrived in Boston and went to the dormitory assigned her in a letter from the director of the hospital housing, much to her surprise she found herself in a men’s dorm. Unknowingly the Harvard officials had admitted a female to their all-male student body. But because her record was so strong the head of the pediatrics department saw no reason not to accept her. Thus, upsetting Harvard tradition, she became the first Philippine woman and the only female at the time to be enrolled at the Harvard Medical School.
—- Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation biography
- Harvard began admitting female students in 1945, nine years after del Mundo was enrolled in the school. It took nine whole years for Harvard to realize women have brains that work. They must’ve considered her a fluke in the evolution of man until they couldn’t deny it anymore.
- She CAME BACK to the Philippines when any sane person would’ve stayed in the United States, First World country.
- She joined the International RedCross.
- She set up a makeshift hospice, which the Japanese authorities (after the invasion, during the war) later closed down.
- She later headed a children’s hospital, which was converted into a full-care medical center to cope with the casualties of war (WW2)
- “Frustrated by the bureaucratic constraints in working for a government hospital, del Mundo had desired to establish her own pediatric hospital.”
- She sold her home and personal effects to build a hospital.
- She founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines
- She lived in the hospital.
- She still lives there, rising daily at five in the morning and continuing to make her daily rounds despite being WHEELCHAIR-BOUND and 99 years old.
- She designed an incubator made out of bamboo for use in rural communities without electrical power.
I have come to the realization that the reason I’ve felt lonely (being single) is not because I can’t get a girl. It’s because I can’t get the girl that I want.
Excerpt from Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist
Painted 1903 by John William Waterhouse
The Alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus.
The Alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called narcissus.
But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.
He said that when Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.
“Why do you weep?” the goddesses asked.
“I weep for Narcissus,” the lake replied.
“Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus,” they said, “for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand.”
“but… was Narcissus beautiful?” the lake asked.
“Who better than you to know that?” the goddesses said in wonder. “After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each day to contemplate himself!”
The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said:
“I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”
“What a lovely story,” the Alchemist thought.
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
I’m reposting this BECAUSE my first post had grammar errors which I caught while proofreading it AFTER I published it. fail… :p
I went to Barnes and Nobles today (technically yesterday) and I saw a very peculiar magazine which I forgot the name of. I’ll get the name of the magazine when I go there again. The article I read was “How to Control Someone in 30 Seconds. (have to check on this)” It was a really interesting read and stated ten manipulative techniques that people can use on one another and how to defend yourself against them. Here’s my attempt to summarize the article:
- “Conscious factor:
How do you get people to spill their guts?”
The snippet basically said that you can gain someone’s trust by revealing a secret to them. This implies intimacy and provides added pressure/obligation for the person whom the secret is being told to, to reveal a secret.
Defense: Be oblivious to the secrets of friends because that’ll lead to entanglements. Don’t share secrets with friends that are not in your inner circle. “Ignorance is bliss” - From Thomas Gray’s “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.”
- “Reliability Factor:
How do you get people to agree with you?”
The common theme seems to be trade-off. A good analogy to help visualize this snippet is that it mentioned a sort of blank check. The manipulator basically requests the full confidence of performing a task in the future. The wording may be very vague, “Can I count on you for a favor or two?” At the time, however, the task may not be asked. By saying, “yes” , it is like signing off on a blank check where the manipulator will in the future ask you for a favor and this scenario can be brought up.
Defense: The article seemed straightforward in it’s message. In these type of situations where you are unsure of the situation, don’t immediately say, “yes” , but rather give a neutral answer where you request time to think about it. Don’t talk to strangers! (A saying from elementary school)
- “Van Gogh Factor:
How visualization Undermine Willpower?”
It’s basically what the famous Van Gogh was famous for: Painting. In this section, it talked about how some people may paint a scenario for the person. This is aimed to move the person into acting for something important to them. The example used was how the action might affect the family. This manipulator might talk about success or I presume it can go negative too (but that wouldn’t be too discreet I think)
Defense: The article said to evaluate the scenario presented to you and to ask about it. “Is this realistic?” Basically, if you sense a scenario being painted into your head that may not seem realistic, debunk it!
- “Commonality Factor:
How to create the illusion of friendship?”
(My reaction when reading it: “Ohh, that’s harsh! Are they going to talk about fake people?”) This snippet talked about common sense at first. The article talked about how anyone who doesn’t like you, doesn’t trust you. (Duh!) It then went on to say that the strategy is to highlight commonalities between each other to establish a friendship and gain the trust of the other person. (The word “leechers” come to mind)
Defense: Don’t be obsessed with commonalities. They are just things you have in common. “Don’t ‘fraternize’ with people you don’t know well or with those that demand respect (cocky people?),” says the article. I linked the definition of fraternize. :) It went on to say that as relationship distance get’s more intimate (I say with time and trust), the shorter the emotional distance will get. Then that’s when personal information can be exchanged.
- Excessive Factor:
How to get more out of people?
Now this one, according to the article, employs a guilty conscience. It seems to say that once you get someone to do something, it is easier to ask more from them. This is because subjects want to seem consistent and reliable. Manipulators see it as, “they did the first favor so they are less likely to refuse the second one.”
Defense: “Take time to think.” Think about the action and don’t feel obligated to do the second favor. The article talked about how the moral center of the brain quickly concludes that the favor should be done too while it takes longer for the reason center to say it may be a mistake. huh? Basically, just think before you act. (A phrase I may have heard when I was small)
- “Truth Factor:
How to get people to be more generous?”
Everything can be sugar coated with humor. The article had a scenario about a panhandler. Instead of holding a sign, “My dog is hungry, give me money” the sign used was, “Taking Donations for Beer.” The second sign won people’s attention from those who had a sense of humor. Also, they couldn’t accuse the person of dishonesty. “Openly speaking the truth in discussions or when asking for something makes it less likely for someone to refuse you a favor.”
Defense: The article said, “Don’t be fooled by first impressions. If someone asks you for a favor, it doesn’t mean you have to help.” I would say the article is just saying to be weary.
- “Gaze Factor”
This snippet had very specific numbers. It mentioned looking at someone in the eye 55% of the conversation if you want to be in favor with them. Anything less may show disinterest and disengagement and more implies that you may be staring and they may feel uncomfortable. Also, make sure not to look for more than 4 seconds at a time.
Defense: Basically be an active listener and focus on the the meaning and content of what’s being said by the other person.
- “Why Factor:
Which word can make people give in?”
This snippet was really interesting I thought. The word “because,” according to Ellen Langer a psychologist, can perform small miracles. I tried to find a website that matched what I read: BECAUSE. The article talks about the experiment Ellen Langer performed and the contrast when the word “because” was used in conversation vs. when it was omitted. langer said that an explanation is expected after the word “because,” but they don’t pay much attention to what the reason is. It then mentioned that people go on autopilot once the word “because” is said.
Defense: Same advice as earlier. “Think before you act.”
- “Doppelganger Factor:
How to make someone feel at ease”
It’s about becoming another person. A person that exemplifies the character the person is more comfortable to talk to. It helps the subject be at ease and the more relaxed a person is the more they’ll talk. “And the more they talk, the more likely they’ll run into problems.” (This scenario only mentioned interrogations, whether it applies in everyday life, I don’t know.)
Defense: More effort to bind emotionally with the interrogator reduces the likelihood to reveal confidential information. o.O
- “Deadline Factor:”
It is what the title says. If the manipulator sets a deadline for the task, it creates a ultimatum effect. This provides pressure to agree with task.
Defense: I rushed and didn’t get a chance to jot the defense for the deadline factor. I would say what the article seems to be saying, “give some time to think.”
Asked by skylitgrove skylitgrove
did you quit the hospital?
No I’m coming back soon! :)
Asked by boboykid boboykid
Hi Aidrian :)
Hi Aaron! How’s it going?
Organic Chemistry Checklist
___ Chapter 15: Radical Reactions
___ Chapter 16: Conjugation, Resonance, and Dienes
___ Chapter 17: Benzene Aromatic Compounds
___ Chapter 18: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
___ Chapter 19: Carboxylic Acids and the Acidity of the O-H bond
___ Chapter 20: Introduction to Carbonyl Chemistry; Organometallic Reagents; Oxidation and Reduction
___ Chapter 21: Aldehydes and Ketones - Nucleophilic Addition
___ Chapter 22: Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives - Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution
___ Chapter 23: Substitution Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds at the alpha carbon
___ Chapter 24: Carbonyl Condensation Reactions
___ Chapter 25: Amines
___ Chapter 27: Carbohydrates
___ Chapter 28: Amino Acids and Proteins
___ Chapter 29: Lipids
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