Learnings from NPR Feature on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

[Migrated from a personal Evernote entry from 8/7/2016.] I just listened to an hour-long NPR podcast on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510298/ted-radio-hour). I spontaneously started listening to it on a subway ride back home, as I was kind of getting sick of listening to the same saved songs on my phone over and over again.

CREATING a Problem Artificially, Then Offering the ONLY Solution = Monopoly

Yesterday I bought Peter Thiel’s book Zero to One per my friend’s (strong) recommendation. Thiel certainly spews a lot of cool insights in it, and one of his most interesting points from what I’ve read so far is this: The only true way to succeed as a business is to achieve monopoly (contrary to basic economics, which states […]

The CHILL Lifestyle™ Theory

Today I got in a car accident. I was stopped at a stoplight in downtown Chicago with my whole family in the car when an SUV blindly hit the back of our sedan. It wasn’t a huge accident and didn’t cause too much car damage, but it was enough to give my mom a whiplash and […]

Brainjacking: A Step Beyond VR, A Step Too Early

One of the most memorable things that I learned from Psych 1 class my freshman year was the concept of perception and how our brain manages to turn everyday sensory input into thoughts and emotions. If I were to take whatever I learned and try to fit it into a new (probably not, but I’d like to […]

5 Steps of Learning Any Skill in the World

[Migrated & extended from a personal entry in my Evernote from 12/23/2015]   I believe that the average human has the ability to learn and do anything in the world. It’s uncommon for people to fully exercise this power and truly learn anything (skills, etc.) in the world because 0) they don’t realize this potential (REALIZATION), 1) […]

Hello World!

I’ve been getting into writing (essays, journals, random thoughts) for a while now, but haven’t really published anything publicly. I’ve found that writing is a great way to record memories/emotions/thoughts/goals/etc in a way that pictures or even videos can’t. Anyways, I wanted to start an actual public-facing blog to dump some of my thoughts and musings […]