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Adventures with Oneself - Part II - The Singularity Point

August 28, 2018 Voices Dr. David Wong-Campos

I remember one occasion in a high school math class when the teacher stood up in the middle of the class to talk about stuff not related to the subject and didn't add anything to us. As a young, rebellious and naive self, I grabbed the textbook and started reading page after page to escape boredom. At some point of that short read, I felt interested by those math operations, they seemed interesting and it was exciting to do something different than the rest, especially because I wanted to and not because someone told me to do so, that by itself felt liberating.

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Adventures with Oneself - Part I

August 7, 2018 Voices Dr. David Wong-Campos

It is safe to assume that at some point in our lives we’ve wanted to master some skill or be good at a subject such as, say, playing the banjo or maybe mastering quantum mechanics. If you ever wondered how to do so, you might have stumbled upon Malcolm Gladwell's 10000 hours rule [1]. Although invalid, the rule posits that to be good at anything, you should spend about 10,000 hours on such subject, which is funny, since we spend a lot of our childhood and adulthood in places like schools or colleges giving us a grand total of more than 20,000 hrs by the time we are done with high school (yes, that is a conservative estimate!).

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Five Hobbies that will Improve Your Life Forever

August 7, 2018 Voices Dr. Kale Johnson

There are certain skills that are just nice to have. They can improve your quality of life, and stick with you forever. Here are five hobbies worth learning ASAP.

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