I am back after one year.

The reason I started this blog was to collect my ideas and practice my brain each summer. Then I would go back to my world and go through the ups and downs of life till now, which is a year from the start of this blog.

I may or may not continue this blog in this manner but for now I would like to see how my thoughts have changed in response to my experiences.

In a word, Imback.

Note 26

The Wise are friendly but not naive, kind but not weak, simple but not simplistic, wondrous but not childish, knowledgeable but not pedants, practical but not cruel, prudent but not paranoid, relaxed but not lazy, workaholic but not busy all the time, religious but not touting it, good but not to those who are bad, humble but not servile, silent but also eloquent, artistic but not freaky, health-conscious but not dogmatic about it, thinkers but not philosophizers, brave but not careless, frugal but not mean, generous but not extravagant, clever but not conceited, sensitive but not impulsive, strong and appearing so, lively but not excited, calm but not morose, friendly but not soft, mysterious but not secretive, charming but not a peacock, successful but not afraid of failures.

Note 22

Confidence is a passive sign of experience, while competence can only be measured within an active situation and not beforehand. In other words, simply because someone is experienced doesn’t mean they are also competent; some parents thinks simply because they are parents (experience) that they are also good parents, or know what is good for their kids (competence). On the contrary, although competence cannot be achieved without experience, not all experiences make us competent or guarantee that we are competent by desire and effort, and not by chance.