Critical Thinking: Mike’s 10 Ways to Stay Curious

So, these are the golden informations I got from edx course. Of course, I will write it on this blog after I finish it.

#1 Always challenge what you see and hear

This is the hardest step because it is so easy to accept things the way they are. But why is that? For example: if you don’t know how the device you are reading this on displays type and images, go find out…

#2 Focus on What Fascinates You

If you literally question everything you won’t have time to live. So focus on the things that fascinate you. For example: I’m fascinated by design, unusual shapes and the quirks of human nature. Therefore I tend to really dive into these things. It’s also why my Instagram feed tends to have images of a lot of this stuff.

#3 Try Something New

A reasonable starting goal might be to try to learn something new or taste a new food once a week. But once you get into this curiosity thing, aim for one new experience per day. It really stimulates your brain.

#4 Learn How to Ask Good Questions

“Why” and “How” are simple starting questions, but think of questions that go a bit deeper. For example: “What causes the sky to be red in the morning before bad weather arrives?”

#5 Ask People not Google

Yes you can get answers to anything on the web, but what you read there will not stick with you the same way a conversation with a real person will. The in-person query can also lead to unexpected places – something a web search seldom does – or at least in a surprising and interesting way.

#6 Become Perceptually Curious

Instead of just finding intellectual answers to your questions, look for physical experiences. Ever wonder how something is made? Find a way to make it yourself or volunteer to help someone who knows how.

#7 Vanquish Boredom

The act of being bored simply means you’re not paying real attention to the world around you. For example: even waiting in the doctors office is full of opportunity to catch interesting snippets of conversation, hear words you can later research or even to browse a magazine you would otherwise have no other reason to look at. All of this is great fodder for curiosity.

#8 Be Conscientious

That’s right, work hard and stay on task to ensure you get each task done in a way you’d want, to be proud of your work. Some research indicates the conscientious among us are more likely to be curious and more likely to be successful.

#9 Get Some Exercise

The connection between a healthy body and an active mind is well-documented. The difference with curiosity is that during a strenuous walk or time at the gym you can let your mind wander, alight on a topic and give it some deeper thought. Turn it over in your mind while the body is otherwise occupied.

#10 Stay Vigilant

It’s easy to let things slide; let the curiosity flame dim. The danger is that this is a slippery slope and before you know it, you’re drifting through life with a ho-hum attitude. This is deadly for your curiosity and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy where you lack the very thing that can get you back on track – curiosity!

Sumber: https://infograph.venngage.com/p/396195/mike

Post Terakhir 2017

Mhhhhhhh, ini post terakhir 2017 ya. 2017 bagi gw salah satu tahun terbaik gw selain 2016. Jika tahun 2016 lalu achievement terbesar gw adalah lulus kuliah, tahun ini gw udah bener2 jadi free-man! Iya, bener2 free.

Gw udah mulai lepas dari bayang2 orang tua. Tahun 2017 gw sebisa mungkin nggak tergantung dengan siapa pun.

Okey, berikut ini hal-hal yang gw lakuin di 2017.

  1. No Soda
  2. No Big Burger. Filed! gw makan burger 4x di tahun2017.
  3. No spend money for games more than 5. Gw cuman beli: Zelda, Horizon Zero Down, Mario Kart, Skyrim on Switch

Things to do in 2017:

  1. Getting Project UN done. Filed! gw drop aja project ini, dan mulai project baru.
  2. Getting wet with Datomic
  3. Learn how to marketing (Coursera/EdX)
  4. Learn Arachne with making a project. Filed! sampai saat ini Arachne belum final release!
  5. Learn re-frame and other with making a project, pada akhirnya gw bikin app serius dari re-frame.
  6. Getting Pabelog up and running
  7. Solve Euler problems at least 24, Filed! gw postpone aja ini.
  8. Solve hard level 4clojure problems at least 6, Filed! gw postpone juga ini.
  9. Finish SICP, Filed!
  10. Buy a house, Filed! Postpone jadi 2018

I hope I can do this too in 2017:

  1. Buy a switch
  2. Buy a VR, Filed! Gw bisa aja beli, cuman waktu udah gak bakalan kebeli
  3. Make a new popular blog, Filed! Susah!

2018

Tahun 2018, target besar gw adalah bikin App serius for long term target. Ide appnya udacity like app. Tahun 2018 gw juga mulai pengen serius untuk ngemastering satu bahasa pemrograman.

Law of Attraction – Train Your Brain to Learn Faster (Psychology)

Remember that every year I set what was my goal is. And I still remember that I want to learn new thing every year. Back than, I thought that, I learn new something of course, but not in that depth. I want to be master of course.

So I set that target. Become expert in Clojure. I glad, I found this:

Now, I know what I want doing, why I never achieve in expertise level. The truth are: I’m trying to reinvent something that already exist. Is like:

“Avoid starting from scratch. With no model to begin from – no example or strategy you are following – you’re reinventing the wheel and doomed to waste time. So, what proven framework, person, strategy, or step-by-step instruction are you following in order to learn this new area?”

What I need now is training menu and tutor. For now I will stick with my old plan to finish SICP book and CS600.1/2 course.

Things to Do and Not to Do in 2017

Om telolet om, setahun lagi status ini jadi reminder.
Not to do in 2017:

  1. No Soda
  2. No Big Burger
  3. No spend money for games more than 5

Things to do in 2017:

  1. Getting Project UN done
  2. Getting wet with Datomic
  3. Learn how to marketing (Coursera/EdX)
  4. Learn Arachne with making a project
  5. Learn re-frame and other with making a project
  6. Getting Pabelog up and running
  7. Solve Euler problems at least 24
  8. Solve hard level 4clojure problems at least 6
  9. Finish SICP
  10. Buy a house

I hope I can do this too in 2017:

  1. Buy a switch
  2. Buy a VR
  3. Make a new popular blog