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Nobody can hurt you without your permission. Mahatma Gandhi

I wonder at what situation when Gandhi said this. Could it be someone need protection.

This is about the freedom of you mind.
Pain is what your mind does to you. It's the choice of your mind.

What is real?

What your mind believe is real is real.

Think about placebo effect, think about social status. Social status, it is such a illusive thing, a thing made up by people's mind.

When a bad situation happens, one often feel helpless. Sometimes, become angry towards some one, some may have self pity. It's common that one will a flood of all of these feelings.

But is a situation good or bad? Without our mind, situation means nothing. The same thing could be good to someone, and yet bad to others. Even to the same person, a situation can mean different things at different time. Think about you got that dream job, and you were still doing the same thing after 20 years. Trust me, not even a king or a president want that job …

Singularity - Are we working ourselves into slaves, or pets?

Singularity? You must have heard. Otherwise you wouldn't be here. Cats videos are more fun to watch.

Something that are more intelligent than human will show up one day. Artificial intelligent might be it. It may not that impressive today, but I have no doubt about this. It will be surpassing human. Of cause in an ideal condition that we are not going to nuke ourselves back to stone age, or create a supper bug that kills most of us that we have to start all over again.

What is intelligent?

Here is an interesting definition:

    F = T ∇ Sτ - a Force that Maximises the Future Freedom of Action

    You can hear Alex Wissner-Gross TED talk - A new equation for intelligencel.

A quote from the speech:
"...we've had the whole concept of cybernetic revolt in reverse. It's not that machines first become intelligent and then megalomania-cal and try to take over the world. It's quite the opposite, that the urge to take control of all possible futures is a more fundamental pr…

the Art of Kindling a Light in the darkness of mere being

Playboy interview Stanley Kubrick published 1968 Sept Playboy: Thanks to those special effects, 2001 is undoubtedly the most graphic depiction of space flight in the history of films — and yet you have admitted that you yourself refuse to fly, even in a commercial jet liner. Why?Kubrick: I suppose it comes down to a rather awesome awareness of mortality. Our ability, unlike the other animals, to conceptualize our own end creates tremendous psychic strains within us; whether we like to admit it or not, in each man’s chest a tiny ferret of fear at this ultimate knowledge gnaws away at his ego and his sense of purpose. We’re fortunate, in a way, that our body, and the fulfillment of its needs and functions, plays such an imperative role in our lives; this physical shell creates a buffer between us and the mind-paralyzing realization that only a few years of existence separate birth from death. If man really sat back and thought about his impending termination, and his terrifying insignif…