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July 9th, 2013
05:33 pm

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The West has Betrayed Itself -- the story unfolds:
The U.S. with its allies compete with China for global dominance. The U.S. sees the competitive advantages that the government surveillance in China is providing, decides that it also has to do the same to keep up, but does it in secret, because it is against the declared values of the peoples. Inevitably, the secret leaks, and the whole world knows that the U.S. is no better than China in terms of respecting personal freedom. In absence of the high ideals, the U.S. becomes unattractive to the highly intelligent humans, they see no meaning to stay or aspire, and they move on to create the wealth elsewhere.

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September 18th, 2012
12:27 pm

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Confucionism is to Anarchism, is as Inanimate matter is to Animate matter
Confucionism lays down the strict basic rules of how people should live in society, just like physical forces around one type of molecule. Upon certain circumstances, such forces lead to formation of large crystals, but not more.

Living matter, however, is the product of complex, anarchic evolution, a compilation of a variety of optimizations and approximations, and creative solutions. The very prospect for further advancement, thus, is the freedoms to experiment new variations.

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June 24th, 2012
08:38 pm

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Wikileaks: Western Powers are Politically United in Pursuit of Global Dominance
What Wikileaks and Julian Assange's story reveals, is that Western powers are politically united in pursuit of global dominance.

Equador will give Julian Assange an asylum, and will have no objection from Sweden, the U.S. and U.K., because these countries hide a secret: global dominance requires that people in China believe that the U.S. is sticking to its ideals of individual freedom. It's better to preserve the ideals (it's who you are), than to take Julian Assange, because taking Julian Assange would discredit the whole West. It would turn the West into no better than China.

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May 31st, 2012
01:26 pm

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What's in common between China and Facebook?
Both are massive suppliers of inferior quality products, and many other companies give up their souls just to be there. Both claim their importance through restrictive protocols of communication between large numbers of people.

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April 18th, 2012
04:41 pm

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Divergence Quotient
There is something called "Divergence Test", mentioned in the 86th page of the book "Outliers". I wonder if there is something called "Divergence Quotient", which as opposed to "Intelligence Quotient", measures the creativity of an individual. I wonder, how Europeans and Asians compare in this regard. Being creative, or more divergent as a society (i.e., Americans seem to explicitly seek that divergence) make us smarter collectively, by enabling us to explore the possibilities (corners of the search space) that the homogeneous population is unlikely to?

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November 6th, 2010
08:17 am

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"One World One Dream"... but
Chinese govt seem to be overly inclined to the pursuit of the prosperity of the Chinese nation ([1]), and ignore the importance of the prosperity of the world as a whole. I know, it might be due to internal difficulties within China itself, but it should not continue forever. China should show empathy and sentience towards other nations, as well as desire to understand different cultures.

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June 17th, 2010
07:33 pm

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The Way to Preserve Natural Curiosity
The best way to make a child not lose curiosity in studying, is to let experience the usefulness of the knowledge for satisfying a child's immediate needs.

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07:29 pm

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The Asian Advantage...
...is the ability to grasp and navigate complex set of rules, and to perfect various skills.

This trait had arisen due to the farmer-cultivator nature to work continuously as a part of a large family forming a complex social structure, while perfecting your skills until highest level of mastery in the particular jobs. This perfecting activity is in the nature of Asians, and is the basis of their creativity. So, Asians should cultivate this natural ability of their minds to understand complex structures and perect various skills.

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06:46 pm

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The European Advantage...
...is the ability to come up with non-standard ideas, to see connections between seemingly unrelated ideas.

This trait had arisen due to the hunter-gatherer nature, the tendency not to work hard, but to observe the surroundings, until you recognize subtle clues suggesting there is an opportunity. This meditative activity is in the nature of Europeans, and is the basis of their creativity. (Asians, on the other hand, had succeeded due to hard work in farming, and repetitive practise of specialized skills until mastery. That is why they are very competitive mass-production workers.) So, Europeans should cultivate this natural ability of their minds to connect seemingly unrelated things through more of critical thinking practise, because that is where they are naturally good at, or if they won't, they will be almost nowhere better than Asians.

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January 29th, 2010
06:10 am

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European - people with randomizers in their heads
They tend to wander, dream, think of the impossible,... it looks as though they had some randomizers in their heads, which make them more innovative, but due to the same reason, they tend to waste more time for side activities and make more mistakes during their maturation.

P.S., perhaps legal adulthood age should be increased in Europe from 18 years old to 20 years old, like it is in Japan.

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