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Nonviolence and us
Modern society is plagued by violence - at home, at work, in the streets, in schools.  In fact anywhere there is, unfortunately, the distinct likelihood of violence breaking out.  So much violence is an indication of our deteriorating human relationships, as well as the stress under which we live and work.
Kishore Balakrishnan - Details
* Jawahar Vidyalaya ( [JV|http://www.tamil.net/people/sganapat/jv.html] ) School, Chennai ( b4 Madras )
Navaratri
Today, Vijayadasami is supposed to be one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu year. Some schools in India start on this day. Children first starting their education are taught some of the basics by a priest on this day.
Travel
[UK] : [Summerhill School]
Practice of Meditation
In the dilapidated building of an elementary school, the class is on. The teacher explains something and then asks the children, "Did it enter?". There is an instant response from the backmost bench: "Only the tail has not entered yet!". The earnest voice belongs to a boy who has been all along intently watching the struggle of a rat to wriggle out of the class room through a hole in the wall. It has managed to squeeze in its body, but its tail is still not gone in. Perhaps the hole is blocked.
Gurudeva
punishment in the homes and schools of Hindus. He immediately began a
to change the policies of schools. He directed his own followers in many
with dozens of schools in India now forbidding corporal punishment, and
schools. These classes and the widespread distribution of Hinduism Today
abolishing corporal punishment in the homes and schools, directing his
parenting and to change school policies regarding corporal punishment of
discipline, the concept of education without violence at home and school and
superintendent of schools, business and agricultural leaders, to bring a
What Makes a House a Home?
workplace or with classmates at school. A home is a place that's so
2001October
Interesting Read: [Backyard Terrorism|http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,583254,00.html] by [George Monbiot] about the [School of the Americas|http://www.house.gov/farr/soa.htm] and [Watch|http://www.soaw.org]ers
Is life really meaningless?
WHEN I WAS A STUDENT, my principal in the high school was continuously troubled by my absence from the school. My family was troubled. I would start going to school, but never reach there. Life was so much, and so many things were happening on the way... and the school was almost one mile away from the house.
I said, "I am always present wherever I am. To be absent is not my style of life. And what can I do? -- this one mile between the school and my house.... A magician was doing his tricks on the street, and I became present there. It was far more interesting than your teachers, and I learned more than I could have learned here -- because whatever your teacher is saying I can read in the book, but I will never meet that magician again. And he did such beautiful tricks that when he was finished I followed him to his tent outside the city.
"Life is a bigger school than your school. And I am, each moment, present wherever I am. To be absent is not my style of life, so you please take your words back."
The algebra of infinite justice
In 1995, the Taliban - then a marginal sect of dangerous, hardline fundamentalists - fought its way to power in Afghanistan. It was funded by the ISI, that old cohort of the CIA, and supported by many political parties in Pakistan. The Taliban unleashed a regime of terror. Its first victims were its own people, particularly women. It closed down girls' schools, dismissed women from government jobs, and enforced sharia laws under which women deemed to be "immoral" are stoned to death, and widows guilty of being adulterous are buried alive. Given the Taliban government's human rights track record, it seems unlikely that it will in any way be intimidated or swerved from its purpose by the prospect of war, or the threat to the lives of its civilians.
Operation Enduring Freedom is ostensibly being fought to uphold the American Way of Life. It'll probably end up undermining it completely. It will spawn more anger and more terror across the world. For ordinary people in America, it will mean lives lived in a climate of sickening uncertainty: will my child be safe in school? Will there be nerve gas in the subway? A bomb in the cinema hall? Will my love come home tonight? There have been warnings about the possibility of biological warfare - smallpox, bubonic plague, anthrax - the deadly payload of innocuous crop-duster aircraft. Being picked off a few at a time may end up being worse than being annihilated all at once by a nuclear bomb.
Azim Premji's Success Recipe
Through the Azim Premji Foundation, we have targeted over the next 12 months to enrol over a million children, who are out of school due to economic or social reasons.
Why do you contradict yourself?
And it was thought always, according to Aristotle and Euclid, that a point can never be a line. It was found by the physicists that the point can be both together: it can be a particle and a wave, it can be a point and a line. Euclidean geometry used to say -- you must have read it at school -- that two parallel lines never meet. Now there is something like non-Euclidean geometry which says they meet. What to make out of it? Euclidean geometry says you can draw a straight line: a straight line is the shortest distance between two points -- a well-known definition, every schoolboy knows about it. But non-Euclidean geometry has come with great force and is changing the whole course of scientific thinking.
Dave Winer
2003 02 03 - Signature: "Founder, UserLand Software, Inc; Berkman Fellow, Harvard Law School."
[2003 01 09|http://scriptingnews.userland.com/backissues/2003/01/09] : "It's true, it's true. I've been offered a fellowship at the [Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School|http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/], and have, of course, accepted."
Aradhana Srikanth
* 2001 June 08 - first day at school - http://www.sjcluny.com/
Aaron Swartz
Check out [schoolyard subversion|http://swartzfam.com/aaron/school/] : "fight the power. beat the system. change the world."
Weblog2001November
[Free Alina Lebedeva|http://www.geocities.com/elsvenjo/FreeAlina.html] : ...This site is in support of Alina Lebedeva from Latvia. Alina is the schoolgirl who gave Prince Charles a slap in the face with  a bunch of flowers in protest over Britain's involvement in the war against Afghanistan. She is provisionally charged with endangering the life of foreign dignitary. If found guilty she could face up to 15 years in prison...
Teacher & Students
WEBSTER: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go
whodunnit
A school inspector is doing the usual rounds of
schools to check the quality of education being given.
He arrives at a small school and walks into an 8th
school to report about the student and the teacher.
to take the bow to the school?".
John Taylor Gatto
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/ : Challenging the myths of modern schooling
The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage
2. LOVING ACCEPTANCE: The most fundamental idea in Christianity is about 'grace' - I am loved before I change. God loves me as I am. He doesn't love anyone else more than he loves me, and nothing I can do can increase his love for me. Our society, on the other hand, teaches us that worth is something you earn. At school those with higher grades are more highly esteemed than 'dunces'. In the army those with fewer stripes take orders from those with more. But in God's family the prodigal is valued as highly as the loyal son. So too in marriage. I love my wife before she changes, or whether she changes or not. Nothing is unforgivable. Nothing will stop me loving her: she can count utterly on that. So a good marriage is the union of two good forgivers: it is 'three parts love and seven parts forgiveness'.
Weblog2001December
[Aaron Swartz] has [a dream|http://swartzfam.com/aaron/school/2001/12/23/]
[Jason Levine] : [Stanford University Interview|http://www.broaderminds.com/Profiles/Stanford_university/reviews/987553538431.html] : "More important than the workload at Stanford, I find, is the ‘humbling factor’. Basically, if you can gain admission to a school like Stanford, I have no doubt that you can work at the level set by the professors. The problem is more egotistical: can you handle meeting people just as and possibly more intelligent than yourself?"
Skandha Sashti
The six heads represent the six rays or attributes, namely, wisdom, dispassion, strength, fame, wealth and divine powers. They indicate that He is the source of the four Vedas, the Vedangas and the six schools of philosophy. They also indicate His control over the five organs of knowledge as well as the mind. They denote that He is the Supreme Being with thousands of heads and hands. That His head in turned in all directions signifies He is all-pervading. They indicate that He can multiply and assume forms at His will.
Gokulashtami
Study the Bhagavatam and the Pancharatras, which are equal to the Upanishads. You will know all about the glory of Lord Krishna, His Lilas and superhuman deeds. The eighth Avatara, Krishna, who has become the Beloved of India and the world at large, had a threefold objective: to destroy the wicked demons, to play the leading role in the great war fought on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (where he delivered His wonderful message of the Gita) and to become the centre of a marvellous development of the Bhakti schools of India.
Four Great Lessons
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before classended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello'." "I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
Rabindranath Tagore
http://www.schoolofwisdom.com/tagore-bio.html
AssAssINation by Sardhar
very good at English. Once there was an inspection in the school and the
Wise Old Man
A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.
Where is God?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she
Ten Things Men Can Do to End Sexism and Male Violence Against Women
* 7 Support and fight for increased state and federal funding for battered women's shelters and rape crisis centers. Volunteer where men are needed in public schools, youth outreach centers and political lobby groups.
* 9 Organize or join a group of men, in school, at your workplace or among friends, to work against sexism and violence.
Alan Kay
"By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view -- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice"
Wendell Berry
Berry was born at New Castle, Kentucky, in 1934. He grew up in this Henry County locale among "the cycle of the tobacco growing, cultivation, and marketing, so the romance of Kentucky's green gold is a living part of him" (Browning 191). In 1956, Berry graduated form the University of Kentucky with a B.A. degree in English and received his M.A. degree there a year later. During the summer of 1956, Berry studied at Indiana University School of Letters. From 1957 to 1959, he taught at Georgetown College. Later, under a creative writing fellowship, he went to the creative writing Center at Stanford University and taught creative writing for a year. While at Stanford, he wrote his first novel, Nathan Coulter.
A.S.Neill
[Summerhill School]
Summerhill School
[Travel] > [UK] > Summerhill School
Summerhill School is unique. It is a progressive, co-educational, residential school, founded by A. S. Neill in 1921; in his own words, it is a `free school'. This does not mean, alas, that it is state funded. The freedom Neill was referring to was the personal freedom of the children in his charge. Summerhill is first and foremost a place where children can be free.
UK
[Summerhill School]
Balakrishnan Matchap
Balakrishnan Matchap, certified by Vivekananda Yoga Institude, Bangalore, India, has been in the fitness industry for more than 10 years. He is also trained in Thai Traditional Massage by Wat Po Traditional Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand.
Eugene P. Northrop
WHETHER YOU ARE a person who left mathematics behind a school; or someone who was left behind in school by mathematics; or a teacher in need of ideas to amuse your pupils; or a pupil in need of them to bemuse your teacher; or an up-and-coming young executive aspiring to impress your boss; or a boss requiring to suppress your up-and-coming young executives;
Vision Creates Great Leaders
my high school teacher Rev. Iyyadorai Solomon took me to
of a schoolboy?
the human life. New church and new schools were established
Genomics
--Juan Enriquez, Harvard Business School
Prakash Sridharan
* 2005 May 04 - http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/statistics/gradstudies/ - McMaster University offers an M.Sc. program in Statistics, with teaching faculty drawn from the departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Psychology, Sociology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Economics; from the School of Business; and from the Canada Centre for Inland Waters.
Education
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/ravitch-why-finlands-schools-are-great-by-doing-what-we-dont/2011/10/12/gIQAmTyLgL_blog.html : We [USA] claim to be preparing students for global competitiveness, and we reward mastery of basic skills. Our guiding principles: Competition, accountability, and choice. Finland has this singular goal: to develop the humanity of each child. Isn’t that a shocking goal? Their guiding principles: equity, creativity, and prosperity.
The University of Hard Knocks
The School That Completes Our Education
children--The story of "Gussie" and "Bill Whackem"--Schools and
Must save the home towns--A school of struggle--New School
school teaching--Loaning the deacon my money--Calling the roll of
my schoolmates--At the grave of the boy I had envied--Why Ben Hur
THE greatest school is the University of Hard Knocks. Its books are
Notice that churches, schools, lyceums, chautauquas, reform
You got your lessons, combed your hair, went to Sunday school and
school began. They roasted it. It is a great thing to be roasted.
Schools of Sympathy
stores, the schools, the pulpits, the homes--every place where we
same old schoolroom. The mother must be getting a larger horizon in
I shiver as I see the pages of school advertisements in the
journals labeled "Finishing Schools," and "A Place to Finish Your
Child." I know the schools generally mean all right, but I fear the
them. We never finish while we live. A school finishing is a
the schools, the lyceum and chautauqua, and all the other movements
the Sunday school. He was the storm-center of every altruistic
went to one of "them highbrow schools." I am sorry to say I thought
proper preparation. Don't make my mistake, children, go to school."
school of service and write your education in the only book you
telephones, centralized schools, automobiles and good roads, there
A School of Struggle
pride, "Our students come to school; they are not sent."
were working their way thru school. He made the school calendar and
the school of books with the school of struggle. He organized his
school into competing groups, so that the student who had no
others during his schooling.
for the military department. His school was one surging mass of
companies turned the school into a military camp for weeks each
not believe there is a school in America with a greater alumni roll
I believe the most useful schools today are schools of struggle
schools offering encouragement and facilities for young people to
The old "deestrick" school is passing, and with it the small
From these schools came the makers and the preservers of the nation.
Today we are building wonderful public schools with equally
with a few great centralized state normal schools and state
girls who come out in case-lots from these huge school plants will
All this school machinery is only machinery. Back of it must be
men--great men. I am anxious that the modern school have the modern
A school is vastly more than machinery, methods, microscopes and millions.
Many a small school struggling to live thinks that all it needs is
fatty degeneration. Some schools seem to have been visited by
primary schools and up thru the grammar grades, and get the first
school and go fiddling thru life on this one string!
We must show these little fiddles they must go back into school and
the violin must go into the great tuning school of life. Here the
"deestrick" school and read from McGuffey's celebrated literature,
I have always regarded Tom as one of my great school teachers. I
The best part of our schooling comes not from the books, but from
That "Last Day of School"
I was sixteen years old and a school teacher. Sweet sixteen--which
We ended the school with an "exhibition." Did you ever attend the
old back-country "last day of school exhibition"? The people that
day came from all over the township. They were so glad our school
school desks with boards, and then covered the boards with piles of
got up before that "last day of school" audience and opened my
"due at corncutting," as a souvenir of my first schoolteaching.
I was paid thousands in experience for that first schoolteaching,
Their schoolmates and playmates are apt to be down there in the
a picture of the school in that town that had been taken twenty-one
appointed for that purpose took Jim back of the schoolhouse and
behind the schoolhouse to inform him he could not speak at
They hung a picture of Mr. Lambert in the high school at the last
that school picture and the twenty-one years. There were fifty-four
struck by the one school of fifty-four.
The boy who skimmed over his work in school was skimming over his
work as a man. The boy who went to the bottom of things in school
I have said little about the girls of the school. Fact was, at that
I was the janitor of the schoolhouse. Some of my classmates will
orations, especially in high school commencements, entitled, "The
schoolrooms, over the business houses and homes--GO ON SOUTH AND
You know what gray hairs are? Did you ever get a headmark in school?
person in the pulpit, in the schoolroom, in the office, behind the
Imagine Moses living today amidst the din of the high school
They do not join in to promote the churches and schools and big
we ought to forget. We need schools of memory, but we need schools
church, the school, the lyceum and chautauqua, the work that makes
Interview
From my perspective, nothing is more important than this info, because it tells you where the role leads. I want to know if the last few people got promoted, were fired, changed departments, went back to school, or slept with the boss' spouse.
Nishkam Gupta
high school and later made a 6-year commitment with the US military as
Ten ways to enhance your family dinnertime
This works very well if your family consists of young, school-going children. Pre-assign dinner topics such as current events every Monday, new science invention every Tuesday and have everyone say something about the topic. Be careful not to turn this into a one-sided lecture. There is so much learning that happens through these topics. Be creative about these topics: music, science, politics, family, health, and food.... the list can be endless.
Hindu Temples in Singapore
# 2005-07-31 - I have recently shifted to Hougong Any hindu temple nearby - walking distance from Ave 79Serangoon secondary school
20030618
[NeoIT] advises companies on how to relocate outside the US a wide range of their IT tasks, from network management to transaction processing. Last year, NeoIT’s fees were 275 million dollars. This year, it surpassed that figure in less than three months. Obviously this is not good news for IT employment. Research company Forrester estimates that 3.3 million service-sector jobs will leave the US for India, Russia, China and the Philippines over the dozen of so years. Associations representing software engineers and the like are angry but at least one industry watcher believes that companies have panicked because of the economy and that all but routine software jobs will return to the US. "Companies aren't thinking through whether long term this is going to be a viable business strategy. It's not easy communicating and coordinating with people of other cultures and other places," University of Southern California business school Professor Ravi Kumar opined to the San Francisco Chronicle.
19830623
Postel at the University of Southern California School of Engineering's
Sengkang
Rivervale Plaza is the first shopping complex to be opened in Sengkang New Town. Rivervale Plaza has about 40 shops and is also housing the Sengkang Branch Office. The centre has a wet market, supermarket, 2 foodcourts, 2 fastfood outlets, a music school and also other interesting shops that cater to the residents' daily shopping needs.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
[Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Introduction by Chester Messenger|http://reluctant-messenger.com/yoga-sutras.htm] : ...The greatest classical text from the yoga school of Indian philosophy is the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, written in the second century BC. These "threads" on yoga or union, are extremely terse, stating concisely and often precisely, essential points or techniques. Originally these teachings were oral and were explained and interpreted by commentaries from a teacher guiding the student...
Parenting
Everyone wants to think that they are good parents and that their particular parenting techniques are the most effective. However, you must realize that kids are not just raised by their parents; they are also raised in large part by their environment. Environment includes their neighborhood, school, peers, and media such as television, music, and the Internet. And don't forget that children differ in those things you might call genes. Thus, a parenting strategy that raises Ivy League angels in one family might lead to depressed psychotic sociopaths in another. It's good to listen to the advice of other people who are parents (see Tip #10: More knowledge is always better), but realize that you do not have full control of your children's upbringing. They are at the mercy of their environment - their social context - most of the time. I believe that the most effective parenting strategy is to first realize that parenting is a highly context-sensitive problem and that the context (environment) must be taken into serious consideration during the parenting process. You can't raise your kids in an isolated cave (unless you're a caveman).
20050114
Kailasa Ashrama runs a pathasala school that provides thorough
developed a 1,000-child school and a charitable hospital.
Suddhananda Vidyalaya
Akshar Educational Trust is a charitable Trust founded by [Swami Suddhananda], a great visionary of our times, to start schools, in various parts of India.
The Motto of our schools is 'Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye' meaning "That is the Knowledge which liberates"
Anuradha Choudry
Anuradha, a former student of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, has been closely associated with Sanskrit for the past 20 years. After graduating from the Ashram School in 1998, she pursued her passion for Sanskrit through her Masters and her M.Phil degrees. During her Post Graduation, she joined a voluntary organization called [Samskrita Bharati], a world-wide movement dedicated to promoting Sanskrit as a living language, and was trained in a special methodology of Teaching called “Edutainment”, a combination of Education and Entertainment.
Farming
Farm from the Madding Crowd - http://sewcot854.blogspot.com/ : ..Originally from the UK, I came to Japan almost 10 years ago as a teacher for a large eikaiwa (English language conversation school). I now run my own small school and work with my wife and her family on their vegetable farm. I still haven't returned to the UK (not even for a holiday) and probably never will. Oh well, it's as good a place as any to live and die. And there's lots of rice..
Attitude
http://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/comments/9mg0f/african_american_lives_with_middle_class_black/ : Their project yielded an unexpected conclusion: It wasn't socioeconomics, school funding, or racism, that accounted for the students' poor academic performance; it was their own [attitude]s, and those of their parents.
This is funny, because on a personal observation, everything I've seen correlates to exactly what Ogbu's research says. School is not childcare, and yet I've seen a lot of black parents that seem to think so.
Rutger Kortenhorst
[People] > Rutger Kortenhorst is a Sanskrit teacher in John Scottus school in Dublin.
He is also known as Mrutyunjayah. He is an active member of School of Practical Philosophy and Economic Sciences.
Firstly, let us look at Why Sanskrit for my child? We are the only school in Ireland doing this language, so this will need some explaining. There are another 8 JSS-type schools around the world that have made the same decision to include Sanskrit in their curriculum (they are all off-shoots from the School of Philosophy).
Secondly, how is Sanskrit taught? You may have noticed your son or daughter singing Sanskrit grammar songs in the back of the car just for the fun of it on the way home from school. I’ll spend some time telling you HOW we approach teaching Sanskrit now since my year in India.
Although India has been its custodian, Sanskrit has had universal appeal for centuries. The wisdom carried by this language appeals to the West as we can see from Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine as well as meditation techniques, and practical philosophies like Buddhism and most of what we use in the School of Philosophy. It supports, expands and enlightens rather than conflicts withlocal traditions and religions.
You may well say: ‘Fine, but so why should my son or daughter have yet another subject and another script to learn in their already busy school-day?’ In what way will he or she benefit from the study of Sanskrit in 2010 in the Western world?
Sanskrit automatically teaches your child and anybody else studying it to pay FINE attention due to its uncanny precision. When the precision is there the experience is, that it feels uplifting. It makes you happy. It is not difficult even for a beginner to experience this. All you have to do is fine-tune your attention and like music you are drawn in and uplifted. This precision of attention serves all subjects, areas and activities of life both while in school and for the rest of life. This will give your child a competitive advantage over any other children. They will be able to attend more fully, easily and naturally. Thus in terms of relationships, work, sport– in fact all aspects of life, they will perform better and gain more satisfaction. Whatever you attend to fully, you excel in and you enjoy more.
I have seen myself and others growing in such qualities, because of our contact with Sanskrit. I have just spent a year in India. Though it felt a bit like camping in a tent for a year, it was well worth it. For many years, we taught Sanskrit like zealots i.e. with high levels of enthusiasm and low levels of understanding, to both adults in the School of Philosophy and children in John Scottus School. We did not perhaps inspire a lot of our students and may have put a number of them off the study of Sanskrit. It felt to me like we needed to go to the source. Sanskrit teachers worth their salt need to live with people whose daily means of communication is in Sanskrit. I had already spent three summers near Bangalore doing just that and becoming less of an amateur, but it really needed a more thorough study. So I moved into a traditional gurukulam for the year. This meant living on campus, eating lots of rice and putting up with a few power-cuts and water shortages, but by December 2009, I made up my mind that I would step down as vice-principal of the Senior School and dedicate myself to Sanskrit for the rest of my teaching life. It felt like a promotion to me as quite a few could be vice-principal but right now which other teacher could forge ahead in Sanskrit in Ireland? [Hopefully this will change before I pop off to the next world.] With Sanskrit I’m expecting my mind to improve with age even if my body slows down a little. Sanskrit is often compared to the full-time teacher, who is there for you 24/7 whereas the other languages are more like part-timers. The effects of studying Sanskrit on me have been first and foremost a realistic confidence. Secondly, it meant I had to become more precise and speak weighing my words more carefully. It also taught me to express myself with less waffle and therefore speak more briefly. My power of attention and retention has undoubtedly increased.
Then I found a teacher from the International School belonging to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. His name is Narendra. He has developed a novel, inspiring and light method to teach grammar, which doesn’t feel like you do any grammar at all. At the same time it isn’t diluted for beginners so you don’t end up with partial knowledge. I also foolowed a few Sanskrit Conversation camps, which all brought about more familiarity.
School
[Etc] > School
20130315
# School holidays in Singapore during 2013 March 18 to 22
Power
You’re in high school, trying to get into a good college. You know what you must do: do well in classes, score highly on the SAT, and be active in extracurriculars — and do it better than everyone else.
Only a handful of people can follow that strategy. But anyone who could play the standard high-school achievement game and have a good shot at getting into MIT or Stanford could instead play the Olympiad game and have a great one. The USABO is disproportionately high-utility compared to how competitive it is. It comes with a free trip to a national training camp where you receive intense training in biology and bond with a few dozen other top high-schoolers. There are vast swaths of America, including lots of high schoolers studying hard for the SAT, who have never heard of USABO. And yet there are communities where training for Olympiads is such a well-known option that it barely counts as a strategy.
My friend who did this and got into all her colleges didn’t do so by playing the standard high school game better than her competitors, but by stumbling into a different game entirely. In doing so, she could do things the others couldn’t. I think this a fairly common pattern: a lot of what’s involved in making it to the top of anything is not being better at things than other people, but outright being able to do things they can’t. In business, they call it a “competitive advantage.” Peter Thiel calls it a “secret”. For personal life, I like to call it a “source of power.”
As a warning, I found when writing this that a lot of examples of sources of power I used or wanted to use would strike a lot of people as weird, but it would take a lot of space to justify them. This is inevitable in retrospect: if it’s considered normal, it’s no longer a source of power. I also noticed while writing this that a lot of my examples focus around high school or college. I think that’s largely because life tends to diverge afterwards, and the examples become much more niche.
In 9th grade, I attended a local programming contest. I spent a morning running floppy disks to the judges, and left with a full belly and $500 — I had won by a sizable margin. I immediately went home and Googled for more high school programming contests. I found a pen-and-paper competition in which you answer multiple-choice questions about the BASIC programming language.
Iteration
[School]: Answer is either [right] or [wrong] when submitted, and can't be revised.
LifeWithoutPrinciple
There is a coarse and boisterous money-making fellow in the outskirts of our town, who is going to build a bank-wall under the hill along the edge of his meadow. The powers have put this into his head to keep him out of mischief, and he wishes me to spend three weeks digging there with him. The result will be that he will perhaps get some more money to board, and leave for his heirs to spend foolishly. If I do this, most will commend me as an industrious and hard-working man; but if I choose to devote myself to certain labors which yield more real profit, though but little money, they may be inclined to look on me as an idler. Nevertheless, as I do not need the police of meaningless labor to regulate me, and do not see anything absolutely praiseworthy in this fellow's undertaking any more than in many an enterprise of our own or foreign governments, however amusing it may be to him or them, I prefer to finish my education at a different school.
But why go to California for a text? She is the child of New England, bred at her own school and church.
2018-11-30
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/sheryl-sandberg-harvard-business-school-leadership
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Things they don’t teach you in graduate school

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