martes, 11 de abril de 2017

Totalmente pessoal. Peter Norvig

Educadores sabem há 30 anos que alunos obtém melhores resultados quando recebem ensino particular e aprendizagem para o domínio -estudar uma matéria até dominá-la, não até a prova ser marcada. O sucesso também requer motivação, de um impulso interior ou de... mentores e colegas.
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Inspirado perlo comentário de Herbert Simon, laureado como o Nobel, de que "o aprendizado resulta do que o estudante faz e pensa e apenas do que o estudante pensa", criamos... cursos centrado no aluno fazendo coisas e recebendo retornos frequentes.

viernes, 10 de marzo de 2017

Love at Goon Park. Deborah Blum

We begin our lives with love [and] we learn human connection at home. It is the foundation upon which we build our lives — or it should be — and if the... the human doesn’t learn love in infancy, he or she “may never learn to love at all.”

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...being loved matters —and, more than that, it matters who loves us and whom we love in return. It’s not just a matter of the warm body holding the bottle; it’s not object love at all; we love specific people and we need them to love us back. And in the case of the child’s tie to the mother, it matters that the mother loves that baby and that the baby knows it. When you are a very small child, love needs to be as tangible as warm arms around you and as audible as the lull of a gentle voice at night.

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All of us, even as babies, are a bundle of feelings and desires... Our positive emotions grow best in an interactive sense, fostered by how we react to others and how they respond to us. A baby, a child, even an adult, needs at least one person interested and responsive. We grow best in soil cultivated by someone who thinks we matter.

miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

Aforismi sulla saggezza della vita. Arthur Schopenhauer

Gli amici si dicono sinceri, ma in realtà sinceri sono i nemici. Si dovrebbe quindi utilizzare il biasimo
di questi ultimi, come una medicina amara, per conoscere se stessi.

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

Un año con Schopenhauer. Irvin Yalom

Tengo una observación y un consejo -dijo Philhip con las manos entrelazadas y los ojos clavados en el techo-. Nietzsche escribió alguna vez que una importante diferencia entre el hombre y la vaca es que la vaca sabe cómo existir, cómo vivir sin angustia, es decir, miedo, en el dichoso presente, sin sentir la carga del pasado ni conocer los terrores del futuro.

Pero nosotros, desafortunados humanos, nos atormentamos tanto con el pasado y el futuro, que sólo podemos deambular brevemente en el ahora.

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand

… you think that money is the root of all evil?... Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them… Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce.

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But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires.

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Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choke of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors.

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Money will always remain an effect and refuse to replace you as the cause. Money is the product of virtue, but it will not give you virtue and it will not redeem your vices. Money will not give you the unearned, neither in matter nor in spirit. Is this the root of your hatred of money?

Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil?... It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money—and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it… Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

sábado, 18 de febrero de 2017

Los Buddenbrook. Thomas Mann

¿Alguna vez aborrecí la vida, la pura, pujante e implacable vida? ¡Locura y error! Sólo me aborrecí a mí mismo porque no podía tolerarla.

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

El mundo como voluntad y representación. Arthur Schopenhauer

...los grandes sufrimientos nos hacen totalmente insensibles a todos los más pequeños y, a la inversa, en ausencia de grandes sufrimientos hasta las más nimias incomodidades nos atormentan y disgustan...