Vallaura's Blog

"Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted."

Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Constantly revise your conclusions.

leave a comment »

It was my iphone-me-time when I encountered masterclass commercial on youtube. This time, it was not Gordon Ramsay. She was actually a rather old and peculiar woman, offering online class on being a writer. And she took my attention greatly. She said, if I thought I was a writer, maybe I am. Interesting.

One video leads to another, I ended up listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. He is, of course, my favourite writer, need to be noted. While, I ended up on number 4, I managed to turn on my laptop and start writing this blogpost.

Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. They include:

  1. Have the courage to pursue your idea.
  2. Try a new approach.
  3. Believe in meaningful work.
  4. Constantly revise your conclusions.
  5. Distinguish yourself from others.
  6. Practice.
  7. Explore.
  8. Be patient.
  9. Understand the rules of business.
  10. Outwork others.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by vallaura

January 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Follow your heart

leave a comment »

Written by vallaura

February 3, 2019 at 8:46 PM

Shakespeare Café, Paris, France

leave a comment »

How far have I been dragged to…

leave a comment »

Dec #15

leave a comment »

Grundtvig

leave a comment »

Written by vallaura

November 5, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Why do we need the Bible?

with one comment

Written by vallaura

November 4, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Cherry-Picked Bible.

leave a comment »

What we can tell reflect what we know.

leave a comment »

“We can know more than we can tell.”

– Michael Polanyi

Here I am again with my compendium. It’s module 2 now, the first reading, part 1 of the first reading to be exact. And I came across this sentence, “we can know more than we can tell”. Oh darn! I could not help it to write it here. My mind went explode when I read his sentence. I tried to be patient and finished reading the entire reading material but could. not. help. it. anymore.

Read the rest of this entry »

Human Capitalism

leave a comment »

“The man without skills and knowledge leaning terrifically against nothing.”

– Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust.

I’ve just finished reading one of the reading materials for tomorrow’s lecture. I have been stuck with one of the readings that I jumped to this one. Interesting, I must say.

There’s a real tension of capitalism, where they use human as its tool to gain wealth, with humanism, where they refuse to see human as commodities. We have to admit this is happening. I have seen more than enough on how work labors have been “used” as a mean of capitalism. Massive working hour, low paycheck, no health insurance, etc are just to few somee. But, I also have to admit that without human capitalism, humanism would be just utopia. People will not upgrade themselves to get a better living. I guess human is a commodity after all. But remember, human has something that material does not have, rights. And as long as people still see human as in human commodity, with human rights, and not material commodity, everything should be just fine.

%d bloggers like this: