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2016年07月23日 02:29

Consciousness – a conscious realization of ideal life vs. real world (1)

Like a phenomenon being talked about many times and experienced by many, “if you only have days to live, make everyday count”. It is a conscious being with a conscious realization – the end is here. The real life finally comes to an end, rendering “real” irrelevant. All the artificial, superficial and deceptive feeling of a mind, which is constantly impressed by the eternal world, ceases to calculate and to absorb more for a purpose of the future, but starts to realize the meaning of now, or never. The death is the realest in a real life &nda......

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2016年07月20日 01:25

咖啡文化

咖啡馆的盛世在17世纪的英国,也是现代咖啡文化起源;在伦敦,咖啡馆占人口的比例之高至今没有城市能够打破。咖啡在多个不同文化中被称为恶魔饮料:一方面,咖啡,黑苦,与人饮食爱好向左;另一方面,在一个条件成熟的环境中,咖啡馆膨胀性发展。

咖啡文化本身是人文思想与现实主义的自然结合,既有强烈的理想主义色彩,又注重实效,即使空想,也可能产生哲学理论。创造性是一种精神与思维方式,但其的结果可以直接量化衡量。世界第一家保险公司诞生于英国17世界咖啡馆,一堆人的想法演变成今天主流商业。Joanne Rowling在写第一部《哈利波特》时,单身妈妈,刚离婚,靠政府救济,去了很多咖啡馆......

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2016年07月14日 23:48

Alone with Jazz in a coffee shop in the midnight

It is always an enjoyable experience to be in the coffee shop alone when it is crowded by the strangers. It is even better to be alone after the coffee shop closes in the midnight when the jazz piano is still playing in the background. In that ultimate quietness soaked with summer moisture air, the music comes to alive and intimate. I prefer to 50’s and 60’s Jazz, sentimental Bill Evans, mellow Frank Sinatra, sensual Julie London…

Coffee shops were never a staple of American culture until Starbucks. It is quintessentially a cont......

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2016年07月13日 20:15

每个人都身处系统

这是一个复杂的题目,思想散射,抓住一点,随笔而至,想到哪儿就写到哪儿,有一个开始不会有一个结束。

每个人都处于系统中。人类本身就自成一个系统,一个国家是一个系统,十九世纪印象画派也是一个系统;一个公司是一个系统。有钱的、中产的和没钱的又是不同的系统,同样工作同样环境但不一样心态又可以从心态上分成不同系统。系统本身的存在也或久或短,以此类推。每个人都是天空中落下的一滴雨,打入湖中,是独立的系统,但有涟漪的交纵。系统之间的关系如围城,彼此看不清的总有神秘感,吊起性子,有念想在其中,会产生心的平衡与不平衡。

世界多奇葩,如梵高,生......

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2016年07月09日 16:15

A curious wanderer of the world

As I grew up, unlike most kids by the time, I never was under any pressure, neither having any desires to become anything. A carefree and absentminded father, who followed a path neither of his choosing nor of capable to understand, had struggled to the last day of his life on who he was and who he thought to be.  A super-busy and pure idealist mother, who cannot bear being boring, working diligently on even most onerous works in the hardest period of her life, has eyes on a future beyond this life with little vanity, much pride, tons of hard works beyond her capabil......

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