Listening isn't about your ears it's not even about paying attention it's about your perception. - Jared Chan

CONTEXTUAL TRUTH & PERCEPTION

Listening isn’t about your ears, it’s not even about paying attention, it’s about your perception. That’s why most people aren’t good at listening because they can’t perceive reality correctly. – Jared Chan

You see this kind of thing in comment sections on the Internet all the time. Someone will read a comment and project their skewed perception onto what is written or said and come to some delusional conclusion about the meaning. (more…)

"You," he said, "are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain." - Emilie Autumn

LIVING IN A TERRIBLY FALSE WORLD

“You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” – Emilie Autumn

The falsehood in the world can sometimes get you down but if you’re feeling that way it’s probably because you are a genuine person.  (more…)

Mistakes are inevitable but failure is only inevitable if you give up. – Jared Chan

HOW TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY AND EVERYTHING THAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU

Mistakes are inevitable but failure is only inevitable if you give up. – Jared Chan

Have you ever heard of the concept that someone will die trying? The reality is that we all will die trying at some point in time and it’s at that moment that we are cut off from pursuing our hopes, ambitions, and dreams.  (more…)

The course of true love never did run smooth. - William Shakespeare

LIFE, LOVE, AND TRAGEDY

The course of true love never did run smooth. – William Shakespeare

Life seems to always come with a serving of the good and possibly two servings of the bad. We romanticize about our lives but then reality hits. Something goes wrong, an argument erupts, the economy changes, someone bullies you, or you injure yourself down some stairs. Those two servings of the bad announce their existence by disrupting our dreams and squelching our love.  (more…)

I embody ideas far greater than myself. - Jared Chan

SELF-AWARENESS AND THE GREATNESS OF IDEAS

I embody ideas far greater than myself. – Jared Chan

So many people are driven by their ego and don’t even have enough self-awareness to know that they are ego driven. They think they know everything and worse they think they are as great as the ideas they’ve heard of. Yet they remain unaware as to how those ideas are actually greater than themselves. (more…)

When I think of one thing I think of five things. When I think of five things I think of one thing. - Jared Chan

UNDERSTANDING THE CREATIVE MIND AND ITS BENEFITS TO HUMANITY

When I think of one thing I think of five things. When I think of five things I think of one thing. – Jared Chan

It’s called rapid ideation and insight. Creative people can use one idea to come up with multiple ideas rapidly. They have a unique ability to generate ideas and make associations between ideas at a fast pace.

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Profound wisdom is made too simple by simple minds but it is made too complex by complex minds. - Jared Chan

THE MISCOMMUNICATION OF WISDOM

Profound wisdom is made too simple by simple minds but it is made too complex by complex minds. – Jared Chan

I see it happening all the time on the internet. There is a massive disconnect going on in the world today and it’s because of poor communication. (more…)

...to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed. - J. K. Rowling

THE IMPORTANCE OF FANTASIZING

…to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed. – J. K. Rowling

Do you take time out of your day to fantasize? If you do, judging by our busy culture, I’d say you’d be in the minority. (more…)

If you still think that creativity is painting a picture then you don't understand the depths of the creative mind. - Jared Chan

THE DEPTHS OF THE CREATIVE MIND

If you still think that creativity is painting a picture then you don’t understand the depths of the creative mind. – Jared Chan

Creativity can certainly be expressed through painting a picture but creativity is not limited to artistic pursuits. (more…)

The degree to which you can deal with instability and complexity over long periods of time determines how strong you really are at dealing with life. -Jared Chan.

DEALING WITH COMPLEXITY

The degree to which you can deal with instability and complexity over long periods of time determines how strong you really are at dealing with life. – Jared Chan

Life can sometimes be unpredictable and that’s because we are blind to the true complexity of the world. (more…)