Hot Stove Effect and Why We Need to Be Brave

The Hot Stove effect best illustrated with a story,

A cat jumps to a stove, the stove is hot, the cat doesn’t know it’s hot, the cat can’t tell the difference, it doesn’t even know that there’s a difference

The cat got burned.

So now, the cat learn to Never jump to a stove

This could be good, but this could also be bad

Since the stove is not always hot.

One day, the cat might really need to jump to that stove, and that stove is cold most of the time, but the cat don’t wanna jump since the last time it jump, it got burn, Never again, the cat says

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That makes the difference

2 kind of balls:

a. courage: have a goal, understanding the price, the sacrifice, and the pain necessary to achieve that goal, and push forward anyway

b. bravery: faces potential danger, not knowing exactly what, then move forward

I think courage, or the type of balls defined by the word courage in the above definition, is a critical ingredient to achieving anything

Having a goal, writing it, is far from enough. The willingness to pay the price, that makes the difference

Can i tell you about the vetting process?

copy-of-tampian1Dhirosattha ( 12:59:36 AM): can i tell you about the vetting process?

xxxxx ( 12:59:53 AM): yup….

Dhirosattha ( 12:59:58 AM): the vetting process is, in general, a process where people move from number 2 to number 1

Dhirosattha ( 1:00:58 AM): at age 0, 100% human at no.2, at age 18, 50% of human at no.2; at age 23, 5% of human at no.2

Dhirosattha ( 1:00:59 AM): now

Dhirosattha ( 1:01:09 AM): this is where the real vetting process happens

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The scariest thing in life

flying-heartI am most afraid of losing a heart that dreams big, an audacious heart, with a near blind optimism that says “i will do this and have that, regardless of what other people think about my proper ‘level’ or place in live”.

I have a secret pride, that i am able to keep such heart, when i see so many of my friends losing their balls almost right after college. Secret pride of not being infected by the zombification virus, “ah, mimpi ga usah tinggi2 lah”, “hidup ga usah muluk2 lah”, “ah, kita mah ga level”, “yah gimana, tiap orang udah ada tempatnya masing2, nasib”, all those bullshit uttered by living deads. I don’t understand how one keep living where there’s no dream in it. Why do you run when you have no finish line nor milestones?

Success is a mind game, cliche and true. I believe that success are available for the man and woman who maintains their guts when everyone else lose it. These guys will take risk and chances, and find that fortune favors the brave. The longer you stay brave, the more time you give fortune to find you.

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