charlie cho

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  1. it's all good. I've miscalibrated once by just tapping a girl on the shoulder in a club. The face she made annoyed me so... I tapped her once again to make my point that she was retarded. I got thrown out of the club.
  2. I've read the Analects. Now I'm reading Confucius' book on history. He commented on the Spring and Autumn period of China, where there were patricides, sexual infidelity, incest among royals, betrayal, and constant wars. No wonder Confucius emphasized filial piety, harmony to such a level. Yet, I couldn't get over the fact of how much Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu loved making fun of Confucius. Why? They weren't hostile to him, though. Chuang Tzu liked to write about how Confucius was reformed in his later years after meeting several Daoists philosophers, showing him realizing how stuck up he was about cultivation, rituals, and knowledge. So I've read a post on Quora post why Confucius was regarded as a saint. After reading.... I could see why he was respected. It's true. The early Confucians and the Later Confucians, much like Christianity, were very different in how they applied their principles. (Sorry if I am to be too abstract here. It's because I don't have much detailed understanding of the subject, but generally I'm referencing a respected historian in korea, who majored in studying the latter part of Chosun dynasty.) For example, in Early Korean Chosun Dynasty, Confucian teachings were much practical and were based on sound government and education. Later, when the country was thrown into shackles having to go against China and Japan, losing brutally in two wars from the North (Qing Dynasty) and the East (Japan), Chosun created a doctrines based on Confucius ideals in a much more menial, structured, ritualistic, unrefined way. It was based out of fear, a downward spiral created by the trauma elites had experienced from the war, losing their material goods, money, and respect, they had to find a way to regain that respect through foolish means, through religion and philosophy. Confucian ideals were ideal for that re-ignition of respect. The rules and regulations elites created had no liquidity, and rules were solidified to create division between elites and the common people. Kings must be kings, heaven be heaven, man be man, so don't cross the line! These rules became the "manuals", "mannerisms". Maybe, Confucius was ideal in teaching people about success, habits (rituals/manners), politeness, and politics. If you read the quora post above, maybe, you'll get a new perspective on him.
  3. Start being "that guy" and tell others to beat it
  4. Always felt like I was consulting with Sherlock Holmes when watching Leo. I'm not very rational or good with my head
  5. the Strategist - Cynthia Montgomery (Understanding the difference between vision vs goals) Art of War - Sun Tzu (it's about strategy, not tactics) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - (his goal oriented mind is absurd, you can learn from him) Think and Grow Rich - (it's all about goals)
  6. I've always thought of specializing was the way to success. I wouldn't say Bill Gates and Anna Wintour wasn't specialized, yet they say having a broad range of skills is important. Here Kobe Bryant (A guy who knows something about specialty) talks about range. (Kobe was an all around skilled basketball player. Good at shooting, offense, defense, off ball, driving). But he did spend 36 years of his life only specializing on basketball. Bill Gates on programming and business. Wintour on Fashion, editing and business. So I guess my question is where is the line to specialization? And where should we allow ourselves to have broad range of skills, and where should we have ourselves focused?
  7. @AMTO I can see where you're coming from, too.
  8. This was what I was struggling with. Like talking to a literal wall. I'm gonna practice on a wall now. I thought that exercise was for people who didn't want to take action
  9. I've been looking into this subject for a while. Currently, I'm reading a lot about politics, mainly how the Chinese in the ancient world thought of politics from Confucius, Taosim, Legalism. Finished Machiavelli's The Prince. Still reading 48 laws of power by Robert Greene. Influence by Robert Cialdini, I'm still reading. I just finished a course from Jordan Belfort about straight line persuasion. Jordan Belfort mentioned N.L.P a lot, so I looked into this more with Eben Pagan and Wyatt Woodsmall's NLP course, which I am currently now starting. A lot about persuasion and influence seem not only about gaining social status, but about directing hearts and minds of others. I've been looking into pick up, and i wonder if the mystery method .... and etc, are like pseudo sciences for changing other's minds. Maybe learning game can help us be better persuaders and influencers more than anything because it directs emotions rather than anything else. Any resources you guys know about influencing other's minds? What was your top resources teachings that taught you most about political savvy? I wonder if Casanova was a better influencer than John f. Kennedy. Maybe reading a book from Casanova is better than reading a book from Machiavelli or Confucius when learning persuasion.
  10. @aetheroar I would like to disagree. So many instances of good virtuous people being punished by evil people
  11. @Rilles in that case. You kill that new one. Soon enough, people will get the gist. Nobody would dare take that status because they know they'll be murdered by you. Anybody who would dare commit criminal acts on public will be in danger of you killing him or her, since you are the arbiter of justice Which in this case, if you want to be a dictator, you can be. Just that you won't show anybody your true identity. But your dictatorship will end all wars. And only those like Hitler, Stalin would be sentenced to death. You will not punish good and kind people.
  12. Let's say you'll live throughout the 1940s to now and had the power to kill anybody you wanted. You could end all wars by simply a stroke of a thought, would you do it? You would be a murderer. It would be intentional. And if anyone would see you, he or she would be able to detect that you have that power and send you to the police. But of course, you will have to hide your identity to continue murdering evil criminals. By killling Warlords in Africa, killing Kim Il Seung in North Korea, Stalin, and simply hiding your identity, you would undoubtedly drop criminal rates by a significant amount. How to end all wars once and for all? Simply display power by killing any dictator starting a war against another country, and announce on the press anonymous that it was all your doing. There is no doubt you will end all wars. Maybe some small criminal or there may elude you, but at least the big evil cannot do the same. Would you like to take on that responsibility? Or do you feel this is just the same despicable act all other revolutionaries had tried to do? I'm curious how you guys see this question, because at least for me, it would be hard for me to love or hate a person like this, written above. Even if I had evidence against him, I don't think I would send him in so easily. I'm asking this question inspired by some series on Tv. I would guarantee, though such a world where evil is punished immediately, will be a good world for kind good people, without a doubt