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Picasso and life.

A colleague just share this quote with me:
“It’s like telling Picasso he has to paint this tree and not that tree. If you let him paint the tree he wants to paint, you will get great pieces of art. If you tell him what to paint, you’ll get average pieces of art.”,

This was originally used to describe the top-down approach by Paul Nurse, then my colleague saw it for the context of knowledge building. I see it as life.
And I day

We are all Picasso, and life is our canvas. Let us master our canvas and make the best out of it.

Coffee and life.

“It shouldn’t be bitter or sour (jealous).” This is as true as it is for coffee, as it is for (life). ~ Jx

For coffee, the sign of acidity implies under-brewing which is not palatable. While over-brewing, it gives coffee the bitter taste.,.

For life, the act of jealousy (like ‘eating sour grapes’) and resentment(bitter) are both not desired.

Sacrifices

“Life is about sacrifices. You sacrifice the things that you want for the things that you want more.”  ~ Rumplestiltskin, Once Upon a Time, Storybrookes… 

was reminded by my colleagues that this is something I frequently share.

It may sound pessimistic compared to saying ‘we always have a choice’, but it is actually realistic and optimistic. If we need to ‘sacrifice’, it means we have good options, or we have things that we want to make this sacrifice. Also, in life, the choices are often difficult, which require sacrifices….
What is left, is to truly find and acknowledge what we want, what is our desire and passion.

Steve Job…

I was recently reminded by my peers in the 30s and young friends in the 20s about passion, about pursuing our dreams.
I just can’t stop going to Steve Job’s Standford Commencement Speech, http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc

Connecting Dots, Love and Loss, Death – Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
There are so many truths, so many paragraphs that resonates, but I suppose, the following two are the ones which I often refer to…  which sums up passion so strongly..
“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Hello world!

I decided that I need a place for my own reflections… I truly believe in reflection and have done it so so often… but seldom do I pen them down.
When I do, it is on Facebook, which is great, thou 2 flaws it seem to be obvious…

1) Can’t really find what I thought I wrote and a horrid method of search the page coupled with opening up every post for every year occurs…
2) It is kinda open, a little too open?

In any case, here I am, trying to revive a dead site as well as posting what I wanna post here and reflect upon here… Cheers to the World!! 🙂