There’s nothing like fear to motivate people (though I suppose you can always spice it up with a dollop of uncertainty and doubt). Most of the time, it’s a negative force that holds us back from doing what we really want to do with our lives because we are frightened of losing what we have – just like a high-ranking official terrified of being dismissed or even losing his head at the whim of the capricious ruler upon whose favor his livelihood depend. Continue reading Daodejing: the power of fear
Here is a short clip showcasing the latest VIA video wall installation in the Ministry of Science & Technology Building here in downtown Taipei. Comprising fifteen 46″ panels scattered across the main foyer wall, the installation creates a rich and versatile canvas for visualizing complex information in fascinating new ways.
Confucius said: “Smooth talk and an affected manner are seldom signs of goodness.”
It wouldn’t be difficult to figure out what Confucius would think of today’s crop of politicians given his almost pathological suspicion of smartly-dressed smooth talkers. Continue reading Smooth talkers
Chapter Ten of the Daodejing reprises many of the key themes in Chapter One, challenging the reader to achieve oneness by embracing paradoxical polarities through a series of pointed questions. Continue reading Daodejing: questions, questions, questions
Time to review my February Fitbit numbers. Overall, I’m quite pleased with them given that my daily average of 11,375 steps for the month was slightly higher than my daily average of 11,083 steps in January. Continue reading 10,000 Steps: February Fitbit Analysis