Michael He

June 11, 2021

The Mikrokosmos of Hope

I love BTS. They bring hope and joy to millions. Mikrokosmos is one of my favorite BTS songs, track 3 from Map of the Soul: Persona. It's a nod to the Greek idea of microcosm. Each human is one little world, in relation to the world. The song seeks to affirm each individual's uniqueness. Mikrokosmos has long been a fan favorite and the...
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June 9, 2021

A Summer of Peter

I am a fan of Peter Thiel. And I don't care how the media portrays him. Peter is not prolific in terms of news appearance or op-ed publishing. Instead, his words and speeches are so dense with information and genius thinking that I need many hours to decipher one conversation. As my full-time job keeps me occupied during the day, I rea...
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June 9, 2021

Can't Cure Book Buying

I can't stop buying books. It's an addiction. No justification. I will just have to deal with the consequence of storage pains.
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June 9, 2021

Yuan Longping

Here is to one of the most important contributor to civilization that most people don't know. Rest In Peace Grandpa Yuan. His life bio will updated at a later date. I have yet to figure out a way to approach this giant's story.
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June 9, 2021

The Action Fallacy

Sometimes it's best to not do things. In fact, you have to choose inaction. Guilt is often associated with inaction and sloth, even though sinners are almost always those who do things. They just do those that count as sins. I won't go too philosophical on this topic. All I am suggesting is to respect nature. Our surrounding environmen...
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June 9, 2021

Cheesecake Factory Syndrome

The feeling when you walk into a Cheesecake Factory. It's fucking weird. The dimly lit rooms. The faux-fancy furnishings. The unresponsive waiters. The slow-serving food. The lower murmurs of all tables. The fact that you probably won't eat their cheesecake, laden with preservatives and abnormal looking toppings. The fact that you may ...
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June 9, 2021

Free Press = Opinionated Press

Is free press a permission to allow opinionated press? If no, then can free press be truly free? Free press seems to imply opinionated press by definition. If so, must we protect any press at all cost, or can we allow any kind of opinionated press (individuals, groups, corporations) to hunt one another? If no, then we are back to the p...
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June 9, 2021

The Unintended Child of Woke

News in the corporate world are exhausting to follow, especially about those fundamental clashes. It's not always employees versus employers, though people online like to label the struggles as class. It's also not always about politics. Behind wokeism, social proof and conformity feeds happily like a fruit fly sucking a tangerine dry....
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June 9, 2021

My Personality Test

Is personality test valid in any way? I constantly flip and flop on the spectrum. My Myers-Briggs Indicator Test says ENTP. It probably means I talk too much and think too much. According to a new study by Adam Grant and Ray Dalio, I am an explorer or growth seeker or adventurer. In some ways, I consider personality trait tests the sam...
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June 8, 2021

Graduating High School In 2021

High school graduation is happening around America. It's been a tough year for most students. Online courses suck. No in-person social interaction sucks. Staying home all-day sucks. Life sucks. It shouldn't suck as much for the graduating seniors this summer. I've been thinking about this imaginary scenario for quite some time. If I we...
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