We all use this little yellow faces which can help you to add the missing facial or body expressions missing in the communication written form. These little images became a kind of requirements to the extent that if you put the wrong one or you don’t put them you can be misunderstood. So it is relevant to ask ourselves if emojis can become the universal language.
This article is little story I experienced during my last trip to 石家庄 (shijiazhuang). It made me laugh but it also made me think a lot about what happened to us and by us I mean adults.
I’m often criticizing the current education system (like in this article or this one) but I often try to imagine what would be the kind I school I would like for all children on this planet. Criticizing without giving solutions is like peeing in a violin, no results come out. In this article I want to give you a description about what would be an ideal school. Let’s start dreaming!
While we are performing our routine, everyday and everyday, we tend to forget one of the most important key of improvement: Challenge. If your goal is to become a singer, a good developer or a good boss, challenging yourself will play a role in getting you out of the mass of people who are like you? You’ll, improvement by improvement, get noticed. As Bidemi Mark Modi said:
One sentence can make you think more than an entire book, one hour can give more results than ten and an important emotion can lead to bigger experience than thousands of little feelings. Quality should be preferred over quantity but what the link with productivity ? What is the few steps you should take in order to fill your life with quality?
We all lived that kind of situation in which we find another solution to solve a problem and that solution is so much easier than the previous one. We struggled and struggled so hard to arrive to that final solution that we finally say to ourself: “You’re so stupid, it was easy !”. How can we avoid these situations? and How can we design the simplest working plan ?
In order to be productive we generally tend to work more hours or to set unattainable plans. The problem is that when we fail to attain one step and another and another we start to be depressed and we finally abandon the goal even if it was important for us. How can we keep climbing stairs ? How can we go higher and higher to finally reach the goal ?
Traveling, doing business, watching movies, … are becoming easier in more and more places in the world we can ask ourself some questions about the future. It can be some questions like : What will be the next way to travel ?, How communication will evolve ? As communication is the beginning of everything (education, exchange, interactions, …) I want to focus on the eventuality of making an universal language. Why is it interesting ?, why it can kill creativity and innovation ? and finally how can we create it ? Let’s see this together !
We all have habits. Some of them are good and some of them are bad. We all define these habits by repeating actions (consciously or unconsciously). After repeating them enough time, a certain action become a normal thing. Every influencer on Internet or every famous people say that having routine is an important way to improve yourself. Is it totally true ? What make them say that ?
After watching a video about some guys memorizing the decimals of pi (I don’t understand totally why, but it’s not the problem), I searched a little bit about the techniques these guys use. The world record is at 100 000 decimals and the guy spent 24 hours to enumerate them. Quite impressive right ? But every brain is able to do that and we will see some techniques.
As I’m living in China and going alongside Chinese workers, I’m seeing everyday what we call: “Competition”. This highly competitive market give big advantages to people who can learn quickly and deeply and people who can apply. When you have a job here, you already know that if you’re not a good member you’ll be replaced in the following hours. There are a lot of people who are as good as you and who are waiting for an opportunity. Maybe you’ll feel like it’s not the case in the place you live because the population is not as big as the Chinese one. But you’re wrong ! The one who will replace you is maybe not a human but maybe a robot. So be focused or get replaced !
Last day, one friend asked me: “do you think I can be a great leader in the future ?”. The following paragraphs is what I explained to her before to finally conclude: “Become a great leader is a result of all these points, be aware of them and you’ll see your life change”. I’m sure you can do it too !
It’s easy to say: “I want education for everyone”, “everyone should be able to go to school” or “everyone should have the same level of education”, it’s another thing to do it. We tend to trust the companies which prone that dream and we assume that everyone of them is understanding the problems they will have during the process of making it becoming true. Unfortunately, I’m not so sure about the fact that they understand the obstacles in generalizing education. This article’s goal is to help everyone realize it’s not that simple and maybe make you come with ideas to innovate.
During our student’s life, tests are the worst things happening. It’s stressful and determine your grades and at the same time if you will pass or not. But the first goal of these instruments of torture is not to make you stressed, It’s to give you and your teacher a feedback your level of mastery on a certain topic. But are these feedbacks really relevant ? Do they really represent what you know ?
After visiting different countries and lived in some places as a tourist, I noticed different important aspect in language learning. With my experience of living 20 years in France, 1.5 year in 北京 (Beijing) and after my Trip in 上海 (Shanghai) or in 서울 (Seoul), I observed a bunch of differences. These differences are in majority created by choices made by people or governments (sounds stupid right ? But they actually play different roles). The people can create differences like the one I will introduce by actually learning a language for personal reasons (business, pure knowledge, …). And Governments make decisions to improve the population’s life (Economy, reputation, …). Let’s talk now about the differences I became aware of during my travels and let’s try to see how these differences became reality.
In a previous article I gave 5 reasons why people lose time at school, now I would like to talk a little bit about my own experience to let you see one of situation created by the educational system. I prefer to say in advance that this article will look like a little bit like a text written by a guy who has the impostor syndrome. This is not the case ! I’m just realistic and I conducted some experiments on me to prove it. I also want to say that I’m not the only one in this case and that, as you’ll see, a lot of my friends also suffer from these circumstances.
Everyone of us once heard or said : “I learned it at school long time ago. So, I don’t remember”. And, I don’t know about you but for me it’s a big problem. Why do we go to school if we don’t remember what we learned? Why do we keep spending around 15% of our life in it? I can understand arguments like: school enable you to grow and become adults. But, do we really need it? Don’t we have others solutions?