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(quora)What are important things and advice to know that people generally aren’t told about?

http://www.quora.com/Life-Lessons/What-are-important-things-and-advice-to-know-that-people-generally-arent-told-about?q=life+lessons.

来自问答网站quora

  • Marry your best friend: If the person you’re the most comfortable with isn’t your spouse, make them! (Assuming this person is not your family member)
  • Don’t try and be a “grown up”: Always have fun (without drugs or alcohol). Mud-wrestle, sing, pillow-fight, any age.
  • Don’t stop learning: If you start coasting through life, you’re gonna lose. Always stretch your intellect.
  • Don’t always try to be original: Just tell the story or paint the canvas or whatever.
  • Focusing on “fairness” will lead to stagnation.
  • If you’re not failing, you’re doing it wrong. (It’s OK to make mistakes.)
  • Don’t try and reason with mindless, irrational people.
  • Don’t stress yourself out with news and “staying informed” too much.
  • Do something that’s not for money.
  • The key to happiness is BUILDING stuff, not GETTING stuff.
  • True love and a good marriage involve a lot of fighting, not serenity.
  • Time passes by a lot faster than you’d think. This effect accelerates with age.
  • Wealth is relatively unimportant.
  • Some things can’t be learned; they can only be experienced.
  • Figure out who you are, then ACCEPT that person, and then BE that person.
  • Don’t wait for permission. Give yourself the okay.
  • Don’t lie to yourself.
  • Forgive as much as possible. Grudges achieve little.
  • Be humble (especially to the “little” people).
  • You and you alone control how happy you allow yourself to be.
  • Find a mentor and BE a mentor.
  • Find what you like and let it kill you.
  • If you have to go to the bathroom, stop what you are doing and go. Don’t try to “hold it.”
  • You don’t have to eat everything that’s on your plate.
  • You don’t have to pick up a phone that’s ringing.
  • Flossing teeth is very important.
  • Always take action on things. People regret inaction more than action

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博弈

今天的网络状况很不好,许多外网都被重置了(如经济学人),wordpress的图也挂了。也许G F W 又开始升级了吧,又或许是一次饭后的饱嗝,天知道呀。明天会好一点,你看,只要这个网络环境不至于死掉,我都可以不会去折腾纷繁的翻墙技术。穿着棉袄洗澡还是可以容忍的。

下午的阳光很好,我坐在窗前把刚看完的《新编博弈论平话》(作者王则柯)重新过了一遍,最大的感慨是我应该去看原版的《策略思维》。和经济学、社会心理学一样,博弈论是一门我很感兴趣的学科。生活就是博弈,信息对称并非是博弈常态,如何权衡利弊做出最好的选择,在生活的博弈中占得先机,这便是我想要的。博弈论也很好的解答了我的疑问,开辟了眼界。

囚徒困境(prison‘s dilemma)是最为大家熟知的博弈故事。在商业、政治、甚至在家庭生活中,博弈论的知识都是很有益处的。比如这本书里面提到的西方两党政治稳定性与欺骗性、情侣博弈、诺曼底战役决策、中国股市、绑架事件等等,里面还提到了与张五常有关博弈论的纷争(算是八卦一下)。

个人而言,这本书算是一般。本书为专栏合辑,多为博弈论小品,而且大量的故事来自于《策略思维》。

透过技术看问题,而不是让感性主观来支配决策应该算是成熟与理性的一个表现吧。

我对很多学科都抱着浅尝辄止的态度,对入门看得很重要,力求学习经典的书籍,尽量不把有限的读书时间浪费在一般的书籍上去。同样在看待资讯信息也是这样的态度,我追求具有长远影响力的知识。《圣经》里有一句话“日光之下,再无新事”,当然在瞬息万变的世界里很有局限性。可是很多事物的本质还是一样的,抓住本质便可知其千面。比如如今的体制困境下的各种灾难与丑闻,追溯其根源在于政府推行的极权主义。很多书籍都有本质上的著述,如《极权主义的起源》。还有哈约克的《通往奴役之路》可以让你看清计划经济的本质。所以说读这些书的效用是很高的。

在“无用之用”与“有用之用”之间也是一种权衡(tradeoff)最后都是追求“大用”。

(既然是我的精神家园,那么说教扯皮都是可以理解的。)

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《新编博弈论平话》http://book.douban.com/subject/1082541/

《thinking strategically》    http://book.douban.com/subject/1666052/

王则柯的博客 http://wangzeke.blog.163.com/

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