Part of my adjunct adviser's post is (was) to consult
academics on the applications of learning technologies.
One particular academic, a famous Emeritus Professor,
known around the world for his expertise, humbles me.
Whenever he wanted to ask about something, he'd go:
"I feel so stupid, but may I ask you something about..." OR
"Sorry to keep bugging you but can you help this old man?" OR
"Can I ask another silly question? I'm really so not clever..."
You might think me strange. But I get really sad, so very sad,
whenever I must discard an old pair of shoes - my old shoes.
Those old shoes mean that I have walked far and wide,
as I live on, day by day, week by week, month by month.
And so now, I have to throw them away. Then, I get even sadder.
I know that one day, I too must stop walking. Grow old... die.
Will my life be full of usefulness, like my old pair of shoes?
LAGI-LAGI TENTANG... Rahsia tarikh lahir, bulan lahir, nama? Aura seri? Sains metafizik? (KLIK untuk tampalan asal di TeechConsult @ WordPress)
18 comments, latest below:
Submitted on 2012/12/06 at 23:09 pm
Saya masih kurang puas hati. Tolong jawab soalan saya. Personaliti bulan Mac macam mana pula?
Submitted on 2012/12/06 at 23:48 pm | In reply to "Waney"
"Airil Haimi @ Teech" 220.127.116.11
Mudah! Orang yang lahir bulan Mac banyak jerawat di muka, agak cerewet, cepat nyanyuk dan cenderung sewel apabila mereka tua. Mereka tiada ciri-ciri positif.
Malah, mereka hanya ‘menyemakkan’ bumi sahaja. JELAS atau masih perlu tilikan tambahan? :o)
REFERENCE/RUJUKAN Cain, Susan (2012). Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.
An ex-undergraduate of mine, who is very much into research on introverts, posted on FB about this book some months back (thanks, Sir Shafiq Luf-Kin).
I haven't picked up any good reads for some time, but Quiet... is loudly wonderful, especially if you (like myself) feel that you are kind of an introverted individual in this wide world of introverts.
I just finished the earlier chapters, but here are some extremely wonderful opening quotes from Quiet:
"Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions - from the theory of evolution to van Gogh's sunflowers to the personal computer - came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there." (p. 5)
"[Yet] many of the most important institutions of contemporary life are designed for those who enjoy group projects and high levels of stimulation. As children... the vast majority of teachers believe that the ideal student is an extrovert." (p. 6)
"Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're 'in your head too much' [because you are an introvert]."
"Of course, there's another word for such people: THINKERS." (p. 7)
The true measure of a nation (and its people) is how it treats its helpless and weakest members. This core idea is found in classic quotes from Samuel Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and also Mahatma Gandhi. Some argue even Aristotle shared the same idea.
Today, we should add: "The measure of Malaysia is how it treats its helpless and weakest members, even refugess and migrant workers with very few rights and liberties in this developing country."
Now, how do you fight for the rights of those... without rights? For a start, ask Irene Fernandez the lone Malaysian activist. She would know.
Faythema works full-time with UNICEF for humanitarian relief efforts in Africa. She also contributes her time and effort to Médecins Sans Frontières.
I asked questions during her workshop on the kind of work that UNICEF does for children and their families on the African continent. Later, we chatted informally. One topic I asked during the workshop made her uncomfortable:
"Aren't there many Muslims in those poor African countries?"
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