Quotes from Albert Einstein

  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
  • “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
  • “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
  • “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
  • “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
  • “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
  • “I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”
  • “God is subtle but he is not malicious.”
  • “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
  • “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
  • “The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.”
  • “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”
  • “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”
  • “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
  • “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
  • “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
  • “Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”
  • “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
  • “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
  • “God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.”
  • “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”
  • “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”
  • “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
  • “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”
  • “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
  • “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
  • “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”
  • “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.”
  • “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”
  • “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”
  • “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
  • “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
  • “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
  • “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.”
  • “The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”
  • “Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.”
  • “Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!”
  • “No, this trick won’t work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”
  • “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
  • “Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”
  • “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
  • “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
  • “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
  • “A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
  • “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”
  • “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
  • “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”
  • “One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.”
  • “…one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”
  • “He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
  • “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
  • “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton)

How to Write a Resume

How to Write a Resume

Guide Note:This page provides advice and tips on writing resumes. A clean, concise, easy-to-read resume can greatly increase your chances of landing a job interview.

Table of Contents:

Step 1: Before You Write Your Resume

A great resume can help you get a job interview (Photo by Penny Mathews)

A great resume can help you get a job interview (Photo by Penny Mathews)

  1. A resume provides an overview of your experience and skills. As such, it is an important tool in any job search.
  2. A resume cannot guarantee you a job offer, but a great resume will help you get an interview. So spending the time to make your resume as good as it can be is a worthwhile investment!
  3. Before you begin constructing a resume, take the time to think about your experience and what type of job you’re looking for.
    • If you’re re-entering the workforce, you may pick a different format than someone who’s been working continuously.
    • A recent college graduate will focus more on educational background than an experienced worker.
    • If you’re changing careers, you may opt for a different format than someone who is remaining in his current field.
  4. Take a look at some sample resumes online. Boston College, the Wall Street Journal, Vault.com and the University of Florida have some good examples.

Do Research in Your Industry

  1. The type of job you’re applying for will also influence the type of resume you write.
  2. If there’s a style of resume often used in your desired field, consider using it yourself.
  3. Look at sample resumes from other people in your industry. Is there a section or format they’re using? You might want to include it too!

Step 2: Use these Resume Writing Tips

Be honest as you write your resume (Photo by Steve Woods)

Be honest as you write your resume (Photo by Steve Woods)

  • Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you write or update your resume:
  1. Be honest.
    • It is better to address any gaps in employment than to try to hide them.
    • Lying on your resume may get you into an interview, but you still have to go through a background and references check to land the job.
    • If you state you can perform a task or operate a program you actually don’t know, your lie will be exposed.
  2. Write out everything you want to include on your resume. You can trim it down to one page later.
    • Note: If you have over 10 years of work experience that is important and needs to be included, a resume of two pages is acceptable.
  3. Employers often scan or upload resumes into electronic databases. For this reason, simpler formatting is the better route to take:
    • Try to avoid using tables.
    • Use spaces instead of tabs to separate sections.
    • Also avoid italics, underlining and shadowed text.
  4. On that note, perfumed paper, curlicue fonts, and pretty images are all no-nos. You want your resume to stand out, but not for these reasons!
  5. Use easy-to-read fonts and a clear design to make your resume more appealing.

Step 3: Write Your Resume Objective Statement

OWL Sample Objective Statements
OWL at Purdue University Sample Objective Statements
  1. An objective statement is the first thing listed after your personal information.
  2. The objective statement is a sentence or two that sums up your current career goals.
  3. An objective statement is not always a resume necessity, but it can be a handy summary of what you’re looking for in a position.
  4. If you’re starting your resume from scratch, write your objective statement first. This can help you decide what information to highlight on your resume, even if you ultimately decide not to include an objective statement.
  5. Do not write a generic objective statement; it is more likely to turn off a prospective employer.
    • Example: My goal is to get a rewarding job that pays well.
  6. Your objective statement should relate to the job you are applying for.
    • Example: An experienced public relations consultant, I now seek a position as an account manager where I can utilize my management skills.
  7. Target this statement to the position you’re interested in. This is the first information on the page after your name and address, and it should make the case for you being the perfect person for the job!

Step 4: Choose a Resume Style

Consider your experience and desired job when choosing a resume style (Photo by Chris Chidsey)

Consider your experience and desired job when choosing a resume style (Photo by Chris Chidsey)

  1. There are several types of resumes:
  2. You want to think about your situation and create the best resume for your experience and desired job.
  3. Keep in mind that most recruiters want your resume to show your career progression. Therefore, use a chronological or combination resume unless you are in an exceptional situation. If you have no work history or have worked multiple jobs over a short period of time an unconventional format may show you in a better light.
  4. Most resumes should fit on one page. However, if the information is truly important and necessary, two pages is acceptable.
    • If you have less than 10 years’ work experience, you should only need a one page resume.
    • It is better to go onto a second page than to leave out important information, such as if you are creating an academic CV and want to include your published works.
    • Do not go onto a second page for unimportant information, like personal hobbies, out-of-date skills and achievements from over 10 years ago.
  5. Pick the the type of resume that is best suited to you and your goals.
    • If you’re unsure what type that is, try writing your resume in two or more formats, then ask for feedback from friends or relatives. An objective eye may tell you which format is best for you!

Chronological Resumes

About.com's Sample Chronological Resume
About.com’s Sample Chronological Resume, top section
  1. This is the most common type of resume.
  2. It lists your work and educational history chronologically.
  3. The general layout is as follows:
    • Header with personal information (Name, Address, Phone numbers, Email).
    • Objective statement (if included).
    • Career and skills summary (if included).
    • Reverse chronological career listings (include employer names and locations).
    • Educational background (School name, location and your GPA).
      • (Recent graduates may place education ahead of their career listings).
  4. List what you achieved in different positions, not what your job responsibilities were.
  5. Quantify your on the job accomplishments.
    • Instead of writing that you improved customer relations, state that customer satisfaction increased 40% while you were in charge.
    • Explain the size of the company you worked for, the number of people you supervised, and the size of any budgets you managed.
  6. Condense unimportant information. There is no need to list every job you’ve had since college. You can include a quick summary of those early positions in a section labeled “early career.”
    • If you were recognized or honored for work you accomplished, by all means include that- if it is relevant to the job you’re applying for now!
  7. If you’ve been in the workforce for several years, your educational background becomes less important. Trimming this section to the basics will leave more room for other information.

Skills Resumes

OWL at Purdue University Sample Skills Resume
OWL at Purdue University Sample Skills Resume, skills section
  1. Skills resumes allow you to group your work history by skills, not by dates or places of employment.
  2. This kind of resume lets you highlight the skills you think are most important; your resume can lead with the most relevant experience you have instead of the most recent.
  3. This resume style can be particularly useful for someone who is re-entering the workforce, or entering the workforce for the first time, and does not have recent work experience.
  4. It is also well-suited if you are making a big career change, as you can list skills relevant to the job you’re applying for.
  5. Write a clear objective statement; this can explain how your skills relate to the job you now seek.
  6. Also make sure to include a career summary; this can explain why you are changing careers or re-entering the workforce.
  7. The general layout is as follows:
    • Header with personal information (Name, Address, Phone numbers, Email).
    • Objective statement.
    • Career summary.
    • Skills groupings.
    • List of places of employment (include employer names, locations, and dates of employment).
    • Educational background (School name, location and your GPA).
      • (Recent graduates may place education ahead of their skill groupings).

Functional Resumes

About.com's Sample Functional Resume
About.com’s Sample Functional Resume, top section
  1. A functional resume is very close in style to a skill-based resume, and can also be helpful for recent graduates or people re-entering the workplace.
  2. If you’ve held many jobs over a short period, a functional resume can help you avoid being pegged as a job-hopper.
  3. More and more people work in temporary and contract positions these days; a functional resume is another way to highlight the skills you used in these positions.
  4. This style lets you demonstrate how your previous work or educational experience has provided you with the appropriate background for the job you’re applying for.
  5. You do not need to list your jobs in chronological order; instead, put the most relevant one(s) first.
  6. You also do not need to list every job you have had in the career listing section; simply include the ones that are relevant.
  7. If you’re applying for your first job, by all means include related internships and educational awards- if they truly relate to the job you’re applying for!
  8. Include an objective statement, as it can tie the disparate resume elements together.
  9. The general layout is as follows:
    • Header with personal information (Name, Address, Phone numbers, Email).
    • Objective statement.
    • Career and skills summary.
    • Career listings, by relevancy to desired position.
    • Employment history (List all employers here, with dates of employment).
    • Educational background (School name, location and your GPA).
      • (Recent graduates may place education ahead of their career listings).

Combination Resumes

  1. A combination resume mixes the chronological, functional and skills formats.
  2. It’s another format used by career-changers and those new to the job market, as you can show why you fulfill the needs of the new position.
  3. It can also be used by older workers, as this format lets you highlight your strongest credentials.
  4. The same holds true for people with employments gaps; this style lets you focus on what you have achieved, not on times when you were not working.
  5. Make sure to write an objective statement for this format as well.
  6. The general layout is as follows:
    • Header with personal information (Name, Address, Phone numbers, Email).
    • Objective statement.
    • Career summary (if included).
    • Skills summary.
    • Reverse chronological career listing; with a focus on skills relevant to the job you’re applying for.
    • Educational background (School name, location and your GPA).
      • (Recent graduates may place education ahead of their skills summary).

Video Resumes

The well-known video resume “Impossible is Nothing”
  1. Job listing sites like Jobster and Vault.com let applicants post video resumes online.
  2. Video resumes are becoming more popular, but some HR departments are reluctant to accept them, not wanting to be accused of bias. Make sure you can use your video resume before making one!
  3. Just like paper resumes, a tailored resume is best here. You want this resume to explain why you’re qualified to work in a specific position or industry. An elaborate but unrelated production will not be appreciated.
  4. To make your video resume:
    • Dress as if for a job interview.
    • Speak clearly.
    • Do not make distracting motions.
  5. Begin with your first and last name. You can mention more detailed contact information, but be cautious if the video will appear on a public site.
  6. Then list your educational background.
  7. Next discuss your qualifications, either work-related or educational, for the position (or for the industry) you’re applying for.
  8. You can mention any special skills you have, if they relate to the job you’re applying for.
  9. End by re-stating your name and thank the watcher for her time.
  • Here’s an example of what not to do in your video resume:
Video Resume Parody: Impossible is the Opposite of Possible

Step 5: Tailor Your Resume

  1. It is more and more common to have a resume tailored to each position you are applying for, instead of using a “one size fits all” model.
  2. Your resume should highlight why you are qualified for the position you’re applying for.
  3. Remove extraneous information. Do not detail every job experience you have had if it does not relate to the job you’re pursuing.
  4. Remember, you want your resume to be only one page (two if you have enough business experience that the extra information is important and relevant)!
  5. Applying to multiple industries and you want to list varied skills? Write different versions of your resume for each type of job. Just be careful not to send the wrong version out for a job, or you may pre-emptively disqualify yourself for that position!

Step 6: Polish Your Resume

  • Now that you’ve chosen a style and entered your information, it’s time to polish your resume!

What Not to Have on Your Resume

  1. Always check for typos and grammatical errors. Then check again. Then have a friend proofread for you. These types of mistakes are easy to fix, and make a big difference in whether or not an employer will consider you for a job!
  2. Do not use “I” or “me”; the reader already knows the resume is about your accomplishments.
  3. In listing your education, only include college and graduate school. The fact that you won a spelling bee in first grade, though commendable, will not help you land a job interview!
  4. Remove out-of-date terms and technology. Being able to change typewriter ribbons is not a hot skill today.
  5. Unless specifically requested to do so by the job posting, do not include references on a resume. You can provide these later in the interview process.

Resume Keywords

  1. With online resume databases and thousands of resumes pouring in via email, many HR departments now perform keyword searches to weed through these submissions.
  2. This means you need to make sure your resume includes relevant keywords to the industry you’re in or it may be overlooked.
  3. First, make sure you include the keywords from the job listing you’re applying to!
  4. To find other appropriate keywords, study job postings for your field. Chances are the keywords you see cropping up in these ads are also what employers search for.
  5. Other sources for industry keywords:
    • Employer websites
    • Industry-affiliated websites
    • Messageboards and forums about your career sector
    • Government job descriptions like Occupational Outlook Handbook
  6. Only list keywords that apply to you.
  7. Only use words for skills you actually have.
  8. Do not load your resume with multiple keywords saying the same thing; it may help you make it through a database search, but when a human sees the keyword-loaded resume she will immediately put it in the garbage.

Resume Action Words

  1. Now examine the words you used to describe yourself and your job. Do you sound like a dynamic worker any company would be thrilled to have, or like a ho-hum employee?
  2. Action verbs like “built” and “led” are better than passive terms like “worked with” and “helped.”
  3. For more verb ideas, check out Boston College’s list of action verbs.
  4. Make your resume special by having it really describe who you are. Instead of generic resume words that are overused to the point of meaninglessness, use words and descriptions that are concise, easy-to-read and relate to who you are, what you’ve accomplished, and what you aspire to for the future. You want your resume to reflect the real you!

Resume Writing Services

  1. The online site Emurse offers an online resume-building template. After registering (for free), you can input your personal information and the site will use a template to create a resume.
  2. Microsoft Word has resume templates and a resume writing wizard you can use. You can also find more resume templates online.
    • Be careful using these, as the formatting may make it difficult for companies to electronically scan your resume.
  3. Check out books about writing resumes, like Resumes for Dummies and The Elements of Resume Style
  4. Professional resume writing services can be useful if you’re stuck on what to do. Check out these professional resume writers’ groups to find help.

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Right Brain VS Left Brain

 Here the Result Test

Thank you for taking the Creativity Test. The results show your brain dominance as being:
Left Brain 47% | Right Brain53%

You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the “whole” picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the “whole” picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.

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Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half’s sub-categories. They are as follows:

Your Left Brain Percentages 48% Linear (Your most dominant characteristic)
42% Symbolic
38% Logical
22% Sequential
14% Verbal
14% Reality-based (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Right Brain Percentages 48% Intuitive (Your most dominant characteristic)
39% Random
32% Fantasy-oriented
30% Holistic
28% Concrete
19% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

What Do These Percentages Mean?

Low percentages are common in the Brain Type Test and are not indicative of intelligence. Instead, medium to high scores (30 – 50%) are desireable, as they show an ability to utilize a processing method without an abnormal reliance on it. Special focus should be paid to highly dominant (50% or above) or highly recessive (0 – 30%) methods, as they tend to limit your approach when learning, memorizing, or solving problems.

If you have Highly Dominant characteristics, your normal thinking patterns will naturally utilize these methods. Conscious effort is required to recognize the benefits of other techniques. Using multiple forms of information processing is the best way to fully understand complex issues and become a balanced thinker.

If you have Highly Recessive characteristics, your normal thinking patterns naturally ignore these methods. You may only consider these under-utilized techniques when “all else fails,” or possibly not at all. It is important to recognize the benefits of all of your brain’s capabilities in order to become a balanced thinker.

Left Brain Categories

Linear Processing

Linear processing is a method by the left hemisphere to process information. In this process, the left brain takes pieces of information, lines them up, and proceeds to arrange them into an order from which it may draw a conclusion. The information is processed from parts to a whole in a straight, forward, and logical progression.

Your Linear Analysis

When processing information using this method, you will occasionally feel the need to see the “whole picture” before you are able to achieve results. At other times, you are able to piece all of the parts together in a straight and logical progression to form a whole, which then enables you to understand what you have processing. The information, your mood, and your level of comfortable are all factors that determine your response to a linear processing problem.

Symbolic Processing

Symbolic processing is a method associated with the left hemisphere that is used for processing the information of pictures and symbols. The majority of functions associated with academics involve symbols such as letters, words, and mathematical notations. This process is what aids you to excel in tasks such as linguistics, mathematics, and memorizing vocabulary words and mathematical formulas.

Your Symbolic Analysis

You have the ability to process the information of symbols at times, but you may need to first view the real object before you can understand what you are trying to process. For example, in solving math problems it occasionally helps you to “draw out” the problem, which allows you to better understand it through visualization. At other times you do not need visualization to aid you in forming your answers.

Logical Processing

Logical processing is a method that is used by the left hemisphere to take information piece by piece and put it all together to form a logical answer. When information is received through reading or listening, the left hemisphere will look for different bits of information that will allow it to produce a logical conclusion. This aspect of the left hemisphere is what aids you in solving math problems and science experiments.

Your Logical Analysis

When processing information using this method, you may consider the information before you and produce a logical answer, or you may tend to go with your gut. You may discover that you can “guess” your way through S.A.T. questions about as accurately as you can deduce them. It is important that you nurture your ability to use logic whenever it is needed, but do not neglect other methods of processing information if you hit a logical roadblock.

Sequential Processing

Sequential processing is a method used by the left hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed in order from first to last. Information is processed in a systematic, logical manner. Through sequential processing, you can interpret and produce symbolic information such as language, mathematics, abstraction, and reasoning. This process is used to store memory in a language format. Activities that require sequential processing include spelling, making a “to-do” list, and many aspects of organization.

Your Sequential Analysis

You tend process information you receive without any priority as to which is processed first, last, or any place in between. It is difficult for you to learn or perform tasks involving sequence. For example, spelling is a task that involves sequence and you may experience problems remembering exact spelling or any type of rote memorization, for that matter. Creating daily lists and plans are probably not activities you enjoy. If you are having problems with tasks involving sequence, there are methods you can use to improve your skills. One method involves using colors to learn sequence. You assign a color to each task. For example, you may want to make the first step green, the second step blue, and the last step red. This helps because the right side of the brain, your dominant side in this case, is sensitive to colors. The important thing to remember is that consistently using the same sequence will help you both improve and recognize that this strategy can be used in many different circumstances involving sequence.

Verbal Processing

Verbal processing is a method used by the left hemisphere to process our thoughts and ideas with words. For example, through verbal processing, a left-brained person giving directions may say, “From this point continue east for two miles and turn north onto Bellevue Road. Continue north on Bellevue Road for seven miles and turn west on Main Street”. With verbal processing, exact, logical directions are given in a very sequential manner compared to a right-brained person who, in giving the same directions, would use more visual landmarks.

Your Verbal Analysis

You are not a verbal person. When you process your thoughts, you tend to use very few words, preferring instead to illustrate a problem or solution. You often find yourself in situations where it is hard for you to “find the right words.” Upon reading or hearing new information, you must first create a “mental video” before you can process and understand the information of your thoughts. For example, when giving directions, you probably use many gestures with your hands such as pointing and leaning, and also refer to visual structures such as “a McDonalds” or “the big tree” instead of street names or exact mileage.

Reality-based Processing

Reality-based processing is used by the left hemisphere as a method for processing information with a basis on reality. This processing tool focuses on rules and regulations. An example of this would be how a left-brained person would completely understand the repercussions of turning in a late assignment or failing a test. A left-brained person also usually easily adjusts to changes in their environment.

Your Reality-based Analysis

The information you process may lack a basis on reality, but it does open the door to creativity. You do not show much focus for rules and regulations and do not adjust well to change in the environment. In fact, upon experiencing change in the environment, it spurs you to try to change it yourself instead of adjusting to it. Whenever you become emotionally involved in project you are more likely to learn and succeed.

Right Brain Categories

Intuitive Processing

Intuitive processing is a method that is used by the right hemisphere to process information based on if it “feels” right or not. For example, a right-brained person may choose an answer on a test because they had a “gut” feeling and often they will be correct. Another example of this is how a right-brained person will know the correct answer to a math problem but will not understand the procedure of how they arrived at the correct answer. A right-brained person will usually have to start with the answer and work their way backwards in order to be able to see and understand the parts and process that create the whole.

Your Intuitive Analysis

When processing information, at times you are able to go with your “gut” instincts. At other times you may doubt your instincts, or prefer to put information together piece by piece to form your conclusion. You should be careful not to ignore your intuition, but at the same time do not solely rely on it.

Random Processing

Random processing is a method used by the right hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed without priority. A right-brained person will usually jump from one task to another due to the random processing by their dominant right hemisphere. Random processing is, of course, the opposite of sequential processing therefore making it difficult for right-brained individuals to choose to learn in sequence. In order to overcome this, a right-brained person may want to attempt to learn sequence by using colors since the right hemisphere is sensitive to color. For example, you may want to associate the first step with green, the second step with blue, and the last step with red. Consistently using the same sequence will allow you to see that this strategy can be applied to many tasks involving sequence.

Your Random Analysis

You have some ability to process data randomly. You are at times able to make “leaps of logic” and discover unique things by thinking “outside of the box.” However, you may tend to ignore your random processing thoughts unless you are desperate for a solution. It is important you recognize this skill as not grasping at straws, but a viable way to discover new ways of approaching a problem.

Fantasy-oriented Processing

Fantasy-oriented processing is used by the right hemisphere as a method for processing information with creativity. It focuses much less on rules and regulations than the processing method of a left-brained person. Due to the fantasy-oriented processing mechanism of a right-brained person, they do not adjust well to change. Instead of adapting to the change in the environment, a right-brained person attempts to change it back to the way they liked it. But fantasy-oriented processing also provides the advantage of creativity to right-brained individuals, and since emotion is integral of the right side of the brain, anything a fantasy-oriented person becomes involved in emotionally will aid their ability to learn.

Your Fantasy-oriented Analysis

You have the ability to use both creativity and reality to process the information you receive. This is a unique gift that allows you to both focus on rules and regulations but to also act with creativity. You are able to adjusting to change, even though you might not like it, and you can become emotionally involved in your work if it interests you.

Holistic Processing

Holistic processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process information. The information is processed from whole to parts. A right-brained person, through holistic processing, is able to see the big picture first, but not the details that accompany it. A strongly holistic person may often find that prior to listening to a lecture given by an instructor, they must first read the chapter so that they better understand what the lecture is about. This function is also what provides to you your visual spatial skills. It also aids in tasks such as dancing and gymnastics. Through holistic processing, memory is stored in auditory, visual, and spatial modalities.

Your Holistic Analysis

You show some ability to process data holistically, starting with the whole and working backwards to find the parts, which inform the whole, to form your conclusion. When you process information in a linear manner you are able to start with the parts and work up to form the whole. It is important to be comfortable with both methods, as both are equally necessary in the learning process.

Concrete Processing

Concrete processing is a method associated with the right hemisphere that is used for processing things that can be seen or touched. It processes much of the information you receive from real objects. For example, a right-brained person is not just satisfied that a mathematical formula may work, but will want to know why it works. A strongly concrete person often finds it easier to solve a mathematical problem by “drawing it out” because it allows them to visualize it. The more a concrete person can visualize something the easier it is for them to understand it.

Your Concrete Analysis

At times, you feel the need to see a real object in order to understand it. At other times, you are able to understand a problem on a symbolic level. For example, you may find that in solving math problems, it occasionally helps you to “draw out” the problem in order to understand and solve it.

Nonverbal Processing

Nonverbal processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process our thoughts with illustrations. Reliance on this method is why it is occasionally difficult for right-brained people to “find the right words” in certain situations. A right-brained person cannot just read or hear information and process it, but first must make a mental video to better understand the information they have received. For example, through nonverbal processing, a person giving directions may say, “Continue going straight until you see a big, red-brick courthouse. At the courthouse turn right, and go down that street for a couple of miles until you se a gray stone church which will be on your right. Straight across from the church is the road to the left you need to take.” With nonverbal processing, the directions that are given are extremely visual compared to the exact, sequential directions that would be given by a left-brained person.

Your Nonverbal Analysis

You have little ability in nonverbal processing. When you process your thoughts and ideas you mainly use words instead of illustrations. For example, if you were giving directions you may say, “Continue traveling west for 3 miles and turn north at the intersection.” You would give exact, logical directions in a very sequential manner.

Agloco.com – next big money maker for internet surfers?

agloco next big money maker

Agloco seems to be the talk of the net at the moment for making money online. The good thing is that it’s not a program for blog publishers or for people who own websites only, it’s for anybody who surfs internet everyday and can refer others to sign up agloco as well. Agloco makes money on advertising and shares with you the monthly earnings.

Here is the calculator from agloco for you to estimate how much you could earn every month. John of http://www.johnchow.com is doing pretty good I think, here is a post by him telling people that he has crossed 4000 referrals mark.

Darren of Problogger.net has joined the program as well, here is a short review of the program by him.

Agloco has a list of their Top 10 earners and more at Live.com as well.

And lastly here is a video interview with the founders of glaco at podtech.net

So wanna earn while you surf the net? Sign up at www.Agloco.com

Kerendahan Hati

  • Berbicara sesedikit mungkin tentang diri sendiri.
  • Uruslah sendiri persoalan-persoalan.
  • Hindarilah rasa ingin tahu [urusan orang lain].
  • Janganlah mencampuri urusan orang lain.
  • Terimalah pertentangan dengan kegembiraan.
  • Jangan memusatkan perhatian kepada kesalahan orang lain.
  • Terimalah hinaan dan caci maki.
  • Terimalah perasaan tak diperhatikan, dilupakan dan dipandang rendah.
  • Mengalah terhadap kehendak orang lain.
  • Terimalah celaan walaupun anda tidak layak menerimanya.
  • Bersikap sopan dan peka, sekalipun seseorang memancing amarah anda.
  • Janganlah mencoba agar dikagumi dan dicintai.
  • Bersikap mengalah dalam perbedaan pendapat, walaupun anda benar.
  • Pilihlah selalu yang tersulit.

Bukti Kurangnya Kerendahan Hati

  • Berpikir bahwa apa yang dikatakan atau dilakukan lebih baik dari apa yang dikatakan atau dilakukan.
  • Selalu ingin menututi kemauan sendiri.
  • Berdebat dengan keras kepala dan dengan sikap yang kurang baik tanpa peduli benar atau salah.
  • Menyatakan pendapat ketika tidak diminta.
  • Memandang rendah pendapat orang lain.
  • Tidak menggangap bakat-bakat serta kemampuan diri sebagai pinjaman dari tuhan.
  • Tidak menyadari bahwa diri sendiri tidak layak atas segala penghargaan dan pujian, bahkan tidak atas bumi tempatnya berpijak dan atas barang-barang yang dimiliki.
  • Membicarakan diri sendiri sebagai contoh dalam percakapan-percakapan.
  • Berbicara buruk tentang diri sendiri sehingga orang lain kagum atau menyanggah dengan pujian.
  • Membela diri apabila ditegur.
  • Menyembunyikan kesalahan-kesalahan yang memalukan dari pembimbing rohani, sehingga kesan baiknya terhadapmu tidak berkurang.
  • Senang menerima pujian dan penghargaan.
  • Sedih karena orang lain lebih dihargai.
  • Berusaha menonjolkan diri.
  • Mempercakapkan kejujuran, kecerdasan, kecakapan atau gengsi jabatan diri sendiri.
  • Merasa malu atas kekurangan diri sendiri.

Open ID

What is OpenID?

OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity.

OpenID starts with the concept that anyone can identify themselves on the Internet the same way websites do-with a URI (also called a URL or web address). Since URIs are at the very core of Web architecture, they provide a solid foundation for user-centric identity.

The first piece of the OpenID framework is authentication — how you prove ownership of a URI. Today, websites require usernames and passwords to login, which means that many people use the same password everywhere. With OpenID Authentication (see specs), your username is your URI, and your password (or other credentials) stays safely stored on your OpenID Provider (which you can run yourself, or use a third-party identity provider).

To login to an OpenID-enabled website (even one you’ve never been to before), just type your OpenID URI. The website will then redirect you to your OpenID Provider to login using whatever credentials it requires. Once authenticated, your OpenID provider will send you back to the website with the necessary credentials to log you in. By using Strong Authentication where needed, the OpenID Framework can be used for all types of transactions, both extending the use of pure single-sign-on as well as the sensitivity of data shared.

Beyond Authentication, the OpenID framework provides the means for users to share other components of their digital identity. By utilizing the emerging OpenID Attribute Exchange specification (see specs), users are able to clearly control what pieces of information can be shared by their Identity Provider, such as their name, address, or phone number.

Today, OpenID has emerged as the de-facto user-centric identity framework allowing millions of people to interact online. With programs such as the I Want My OpenID Bounty, developers of Open Source projects are rapidly adding support for OpenID in order to enable their communities.

Who owns this?

Nobody should own this. Nobody’s planning on making any money from this. The goal is to release every part of this under the most liberal licenses possible, so there’s no money or licensing or registering required to play. It benefits the community as a whole if something like this exists, and we’re all a part of the community.

How can I get involved?

The easiest way to find out the current status of the various OpenID efforts is to read the mailing lists. You also can take a look at the incubating Heraldry project for future reference OpenID implementations.

Beberapa ID?

  1. http://yanuar.myopenid.com/
  2. http://yanuar.pip.verisignlabs.com
  3. http://getopenid.com/yanuar
  4. http://yanuar.videntity.org/
  5. http://mylid.net/yanuar

 

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita, artinya adalah Nyanyian sang Bagawan (orang suci). Bhagawad Gita merupakan bagian dari Mahabharata yang termasyhur, dalam bentuk dialog yang dituangkan dalam bentuk syair. Dalam dialog ini sang Krishna adalah pembicara utama yang menguraikan ajaran-ajaran filsafatnya kepada sang Arjuna yang menjadi pendengarnya.

Adegan ini terjadi pada permulaan Bharatayuddha. Saat itu Arjuna berdiri di atas bukit dan memandang ke bawah, ke tempat seberang di mana berada para Korawa dan sekutu-sekutu mereka. Arjuna harus memerangi mereka semua, tetapi ia dilanda kesedihan. Karena meskipun mereka pernah berbuat jahat terhadapnya, mereka tetap saudara-saudari dan teman-temannya yang dia kenal sejak kecil. Lalu ia diberi wejangan dan nasihat-nasihat oleh Krishna yang berlaku sebagai kusir keretanya Arjuna.

Penulis Bhagavad Gita tidaklah dikenal, tetapi yang jelas bukanlah Vyasa yang dikatakan menggubah Mahabharata itu. Apa yang boleh dikatakan mengenai penulis Bhagawad Gita, ialah bahwa ia pasti seorang brahmana dan juga seorang waisnawa, atau pemuja Batara Vishnu. Selain itu ia adalah seorang filsuf yang sangat pandai dan besar daya imajinasinya.

Bhagavad Gita ini dikatakan mendapat pengaruh dari keenam aliran Hindu atau saddarsana, terutama dari aliran Samkhya, Yoga dan Wedanta. Para pakar berpendapat bahwa syair ini ditulis kurang lebih pada abad ke dua atau ketiga Masehi.

Orang Jawa Kuna dan Bali sudah mengenal Bhagawad Gita kerana hubungan dengan India dan pengaruh agama Hindu pada masa dahulu.

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Kitab Bhagavad Gita ini terdiri dari 18 bagian:

Bagian pertama menguraikan kekhawatiran Arjuna
Bagian kedua menguraikan yoga dan samkhya
Bagian ketiga menguraikan pencapaian yoga karena usaha
Bagian keempat menguraikan pencapaian yoga karena hikmat
Bagian kelima menguraikan pencapaian yoga karena prihatin
Bagian keenam menguraikan pencapaian yoga karena adhyatma
Bagian ketujuh menguraikan pencapaian yoga karena budi
Bagian kedelapan menguraikan beryoga sampai ke Dewa Abadi
Bagian kesembilan menguraikan mencari yoga dengan raja ilmu dan raja rahasia
Bagian kesepuluh menguraikan yoga mahakuasa
Bagian kesebelas menguraikan menuntut yoga dengan memandang bangun alam
Bagian keduabelas menguraikan mencapai yoga dengan bhakti
Bagian ketigabelas menguraikan mencapai yoga dengan memisah padang dan penghuni padang
Bagian keempatbelas menguraikan mencapai yoga dengan memisahkan kepala bagian tiga
Bagian kelimabelas menguraikan beryoga pada Dewa Tinggi
Bagian keenambelas menguraikan beryoga dengan memisahkan bagian sorga dan non-sorga
Bagian ketujuhbelas menguraikan kepercayaan yang ketiga
Bagian kedelapanbelas menguraikan beryoga karena kebebasan berpaling

Berikut ini ikhtisar Bhagavad Gita yang saya dapatkan dari seorang teman:

1. Bab Pertama Bhagavad Gita memaparkan situasi dari sebuah koflik-melingkar dari keadaan-keadaan padamana Arjuna terlibat, sehingga ia tidak bisa sampai pada suatu keputusan-benar manapun sehubungan dengan tugas dan kewajibannya. Secara insidental, ini merupakan suatu penggambaran dari situasi manusia secara umum, dimana sebentuk ketidak-mampuan untuk menilai dengan tidak berat- sebelah mengantarkan pada ketidak-percaya-dirian dan keraguan terhadap manfaat dan signifikansi dari tindakan manusia.

2. Bab Kedua menunjukkan bahwa munculnya problema-problema kehidupan disebabkan oleh kekurangan pemahaman yang memadai terhadap persoalan yang ada, yang disebut Samkhya. Disini pemahaman yang benar berarti pengetahuan tentang hubungan yang memadai antara manusia dengan dunia dan realitas secara umum.

3. Bab Ketiga memerinci kesalahan dari penempatan-diri di luar totalitas penciptaan, yang menundukkan tujuan dari setiap bentuk usaha. Manusia di dalam, dunia di luar, dan Prinsip Devata Tertinggi di atas, ditarik kembali ke dalam kebersamaan, yang merupakan prinsip dari pemahaman yang benar. Aplikasi dari pengetahuan sejati ini di dalam kehidupan, adalah Karma Yoga.

4. Bab Keempat menyajikan sebuah pelipur-lara spesial bagi para pejuang, melalui pesannya akan kehadiran tangan-tangan Tuhan pada setiap persimpangan dan krisis dalam kehidupan, tangan-tangan yang bekerja secara rahasia dalam berbagai bentuk inkarnasi supra-normal yang berbeda-beda, atau para Avatara. Disini juga dipaparkan metode- metode pengendalian-diri dan pengorbanan-diri tertentu.

5. Bab Kelima membahas keadaan pelepasan keterikatan (renunciation) yang berevolusi secara alamiah dari pendalaman luhur (great insight) yang dipaparkan dalam bab sebelumnya, dan kehidupan yang tanpa keterikatan yang merupakan kehidupan kerohanian yang cerah di dalam semangat Sannyasa sejati, yang dipahami sebagai pelepasan keterikatan terhadap pola kehidupan salah, dimana rujukannya telah disediakan di dalam Bab Tiga.

6. Bab Keenam khususnya menekankan pada seni dan teknik dari integrasi-diri dengan cara Dhyana, atau meditasi. Disini juga diberikan lagi pesan yang menyejukkan, dimana dikatakan bahwa `usaha yang benar tak akan sia-sia; dan kendati karena sesuatu hal ia yang sempat berkenalan dengan yoga ini meninggal sebelum mencapai tujuan akhirnya, pasti akan dilahirkan di dalam suatu keadaan-keadaan yang sedemikian rupa sesuai guna melanjutkan latihan-latihannya yang sebelumnya’.

7. Bab Ketujuh langsung meloncat membahas tentang Yang Universal, dari paparan tentang semua teknik-teknik dan disiplin- disiplin yang sudah dipaparkan dalam keenam bab sebelumnya. Bab ini diawali dengan sebuah pernyataan singkat dan padat tentang kosmologi, untuk kemudian diantarkan pada penggambaran aspek Tuhan sebagai Pencipta Semesta Raya. Mulai bab ini dan selanjutnya, prinsip Ketuhanan merupakan topik bahasan yang sangat menyolok.

8. Bab Kedelapan merupakan suatu wacana langsung tentang tata kosmis di dalam suatu rincian yang luas, mengedepankan hubungan yang melibatkan prinsip Tuhan, dunia dan individu. Disini tentunya juga dipaparkan kepastian bahwasanya jiwa melampaui kefanaan dari dunia ini.

9. Bab Kesembilan secara praktis merupakan suatu pernyataan yang merangsang kesadaran religius sejati, suatu diskripsi dari agama universal yang memandang Tuhan sebagai Prinsip Pemersatu mengatasi semua hal, yang dapat didekati oleh siapapun melalui kebaktian yang jujur dan tulus dan rasa bersatu. Disini ada janji abadi dari Tuhan untuk menyertai manusia pada setiap momen, hanya jika manusia cukup jujur menerima supremasi dari Yang Mahakuasa.

10. Bab Kesepuluh masih menyelam lebih dalam lagi ke dalam berbagai cara, padamana `Yang Tunggal’ tampak sebagai `yang banyak’ di dalam manifestasi-Nya yang sangat unggul, khususnya di dalam wujud-wujud agung dari kekuatan dan kemegahan-Nya, di dalam pewahyuan-pewahyuan pengetahuan dan tindakan-tindakan yang di luar jangkauan manusia. Di dalam manifestasi-manifestasi seperti itulah kehadiran Tuhan akan ditemukan.

11. Bab Kesebelas adalah pencapaian dari suatu klimaks dari pengalaman spiritual, dimana di dalamnya disajikan suatu Visi Total dari Prinsip Pemimpin Yang Tiada Terbatas, sebagai Makhluk Suprima, dipaparkan dengan megah. Ini merupakan Kidung Dewata dari ekstase spiritual dan visi-Tuhan, sebuah epos dan puisi agung.

12. Bab Keduabelas masuk ke dalam isu-isu praktis yang tercakup di dalamnya yang membawa manusia kepada Tuhan—seperti: pelayanan tanpa pamerih dan pelaksanaan kewajiban, suatu gairah kesujudan kepada Tuhan, suatu konsentrasi yang selalu intens terhadap Hyang Pencipta Suprima, dan suatu pengenalan terhadap kemaha-hadiran yang kekal-abadi dari Yang Mahakuasa—sebagai beberapa cara pendekatan manusia kepada Tuhan. Disini jugalah dipaparkan karakteristik- karakteristik yang sesuai bagi seorang penyembah sejati, lewat keempat aspek dari Yoga —yoga tindakan, yoga kesujudan, yoga konsentrasi dan pengendalian-diri serta yoga pengetahuan.

13. Bab Ketigabelas mengambil bahasan dualitas Purusha dan Prakriti, atau Kesadaran dan Materi, seperti yang terbayangkan dalam pengalaman manusia biasa dan pemikiran rasional. Akan tetapi pesan yang disampaikan disini mengatasi kedua prinsip itu dan menjembatani teluk antara tampakan dualitas ini dengan memperkenalkan suatu Kedewataan Transenden yang berada di atas kedua sisi subjektif dan objektif kehidupan.

14. Bab Keempatbelas diwacanakan—dalam suatu cara filosofis— unsur-unsur dasar dari Alam sebagai keseluruhan, yang tersusun dari sifat-sifat Sattvam, Rajas dan Tamas—kekuatan daya penyeimbang, kekuatan tindakan, dan kekuatan inersia, di dalam mana, lagi-lagi, ditegaskan Kehadiran Tuhan di atas segalanya dalam penekanan yang berbeda.

15. Bab Kelimabelas merupakan sebuah paparan dari seluruh ciptaan yang bagaikan sebuah pohon-terbalik yang akarnya di atas— pada Yang Absolut Transenden—dan manifestasi-manifestasi sebagai ciptaan-ciptaan yang beraneka-ragam turun ke bawah sebagai dahan- dahan, cabang-cabang, ranting-ranting, daun-daun, bunga-bunga dan buah-buahnya. Maksud dari puja-puji itu adalah, bahwa Prinsip Kreatif Dewata hadir dimana-mana sebagai kekuatan pengendali suprima imanen, sama halnya dengan getah atau vitalitas dari si pohon yang menyusupi setiap selnya, dari atas sampai ke bawah. Makanya, jenis- jenisnya tidak bisa dimengerti kecuali dalam kerangka Kesatuan Ultima.

16. Bab Keenambelas membabarkan tindakan dari kekuatan-kekuatan ganda dari Kedewataan dan keasuraan, enerji-enerji yang cenderung mengarahkan dirinya ke Pusat dan juga yang menariknya mengarah ke kulit-luar dari semesta objektif. Clash yang terjadi di antara kedua kekuatan ini menjadi tema sentral dari semua Epos dunia, termasuk Mahabharata, yang tiada lain adalah aksi konflik antara yang universal dengan impuls-impuls temporal.

17. Bab Ketujubelas, lagi, merupakan suatu wejangan praktis tentang metode-metode tertentu yang bermanfaat bagi praktek kehidupan sehari-hari, berkaitan dengan disiplin tubuh, ucapan dan pikiran, dalam berbagai formasi-formasi dan deviasi-deviasinya.

18. Bab Kedelapanbelas adalah suatu rangkuman dari seluruh pesan- pesan luhur kedewataan dari Bhagavad Gita, dimana prinsip-prinsip tindakan yang benar, kesujudan luhur, konsentrasi dalam Yoga, dan suatu pemeliharaan terus-menerus terhadap suatu kesadaran akan universalitas Tuhan, terpaparkan dengan cantiknya, disertai suatu kesimpulan sang Guru bahwasanya, `dimanapun Krishna dan Arjuna bertindak serentak, duduk dalam sebuah kereta—yang dimaksudkan, dimana Tuhan dan manusia ada dalam suatu persatuan kekal-abadi dan bertindak—maka disana akan ada kesejahteraan, kemenangan, dan suatu prinsip mantap yang kokoh dalam kebenaran di dalam segala lapangan kehidupan.

Gayatri Mantram

ॐ भूर्भुवस्वः ।
तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि ।
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥

Oṃ Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Svaḥ
Tát Savitúr Váreniyaṃ
Bhárgo Devásya Dhīmahi
Dhíyo Yó Naḥ Pracodáyāt

Meaning of the individual:

Om: The primeval sound
Bhur: the physical world
Bhuvah: the mental world
Suvah: the celestial, spiritual world
Thath: That; God; transcendental Paramatma
Savithur: the Sun, Creator, Preserver
Varenyam: most adorable, enchanting
Bhargo: luster, effulgence
Devasya: resplendent,supreme Lord
Dheemahi: we meditate upon
Dhiyo: the intellect,understanding
Yo: May this light
Nah: our
Prachodayath: enlighten,guide,inspire

Other translations, circumlocutions and interpretations:
“O God, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme, sin destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.”

Terjemahan dan interpretasi dalam bahasa Indonesia:
“OM Hyang Widi yang menguasai ketiga bhuana ini, Dikau maha suci, sumber segala kehidupan, serta sumber segala cahaya, terangilah budi nurani kami dengan cahayaMU yang maha suci”.