Thursday, October 25, 2007

11 days with no sleep...What happens?

Here's a one for the books. Apparently some crazy student in late 1963 (from December 28, 1963 to January 8, 1964) stayed awake for 11 days. Read what happens to him, and a similar experiment in russia with puppies.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Acceptance Letter

Here is something personal while I work on a much more analytical post: My acceptance letter to York University. Its something that I can look back to and reflect on my state of mind at the time, and the progression I've made from that point. So here it is:


To Whom It May Concern,

For the past several years, I have pursued my short term career goal of becoming a network administrator in the field of Information Technology. I have been successful in attaining my goal, and in the process have been constantly challenged to learn and develop my skills in the IT industry. In order to keep up to date in this evolving field, I read IT news daily, and engage in IT industry certificates to compliment my work experience. I continually dabble in technology that may or may not be required to continue my success. My life, as you can imagine, is surrounded with things that beep, blink and break.

Thus far, I feel that I have been successful in the IT industry. However, at this point in my life, I would like to expand my knowledge by improving my understanding of the human mind, a subject that I find fascinating. The undergraduate program in psychology, I believe, would help me reach a new level of understanding and patience with people and with organizations. I would like to gain deeper knowledge not only into organizational behaviour, but the field of psychology as a whole. For my personal enjoyment, I have read the autobiography of Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and have recently been reading Carl Jung’s Man and His Symbols. This has further contributed to my interest in pursuing studies in psychology.

In my current field, I am constantly surrounded by people and have to exercise patience and understanding to assist them with challenges they face with new technologies on a daily basis. As a result of my work experience, I have learned to work well under pressure and to excel in highly demanding situations. Great organizational and problem solving skills have been significant in my continued success. These skills that I’ve developed are transferable to an academic environment and therefore, feel capable of handling potential challenges presented during my studies at York.

I have carefully evaluated my current position, and at the moment my life has stabilized. As a result, I feel it is the right time to further develop my individual growth in the understanding of the human mind by pursuing a bachelor in psychology, and quite possibly graduate studies in this field in the future.

I sincerely hope that you will accept my request,


Sunday, October 21, 2007


You ever believe there are vibrations that pull you towards some things and away from others? Whether it's people or places there are always feelings and intuition that play a hand in it. Humanity is so easy to read. In many case females and males are read in the same light.

Looking at females.. we just want to be loved, accepted and taken care of - its funny the same thing could be said about men. But --- yes there is always a why-----why do we shield ourselves? Why do we protect ourselves from that very thing?? I often wonder what would happen if we all were open and honest about our feelings and emotions.... my guess a lot of heartache would be eliminated....I was sitting at a lounge studying today for my sensation course and there were these 2 girls talking about the men in their life. Funny both wanted to be in a relationship and were in the courting stages. Both wondered if their guys liked them and how to figure them out. How to read their signs and if they were being to pushy or to "attached" as one called it.

I stopped studying at this point just listening and taking notes on their rational...and mind set. They were discussing body language and how the men were talkin to them. It occured to me, what is obvious to a female isnt obvious to a male. What a female knows a male needs to hear and not guess.

However it is the opposite for the female. The slightest gesture, slightest word and even the slightest movement such as a wink is enough to push the girl into thinkin..."Ooohh i think he likes meeee..." There is a game that we as a society play.. like a cat and mouse game. Who's gonna be the mouse and who's gonna be the cat? Who will make the first move? Who will make the first call -- are we all just scared? or do we like the chase? the thrill of being chased.. seduced,persued-- courted?? It is rather interesting how a single word can cause chaos .. ie. I Miss You.. the world miss can have tons of implications. it can cause insecurity in a female.. but it can cause caution in a male.. Studying psychology.. women do overreact in some cases.. they may think there is something there when there really isnt.. or they may act too fast. However men, they become shy and subtle -- its as if they dont want to scare of their "prey". All this leads back to the cat and mouse game... why cant we all just be straightfoward and honest.. if you like someone...SAY IT -- I like you, believe me being rejeccted isnt as bad as self doubt and worrying and becoming frustrated over the situation.

These females were soo worried if they were sexy and attractive to their mates, they were worried if the men found them stimulating and intellectually arousing.... Just ask.. be blunt in that situation. If they are with you.. then its a given factor they find you attractive and about you reciprocate.. and tell them.. I LIKE U... stop playing games.. mind games just mess you up.. Speak ur mind and be Blunt

--You like someone.. SAY IT.. dont wait around for them to make a move.. just say it.. i like you.. they willl either like you back.. or say im sorry == at least then you can move on and find another kindred spirit... ay ay ay people....

----- Life is what you make of it.... yyou work hard you will get rewarded ... always remain positive and happy..for someone is falling in love with your smile and your warmth... :)~ Teeee...enjoy life, stop stressssingggg!!! ------


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant . Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Who KILLED Creativity

Its one of my favorite words: Creativity.

One reason might be because Creativity has always been the underdog. It never finds itself in a favorable position very easily, and often, in its anarchic state, good ideas are hard to come by. It lacks several things that others take for granted as a consequence of its environment.

Creativity, if you happen to read this. This one is for you; Lets start it off with kindergarten shall we? There is your paint brush, your canvass, and your inspiring colours. Go ahead Creativity, release you inner strength and shine. That's when you did your best. That when you could do no wrong. Don't you remember how useful you were in Kindergarten? That's when everyone loved you. You were the A+ student for drawing the house and the sun with a smiley face, but starting in Grade 1 you were slowly moved to the back of the class to make way for other favoured skills.

  • Conformity
  • Standardization
  • Specialization
  • Rigidity
  • Restriction
They are what caught the eyes of Mr. Priority, your grade 1 teacher. Your skills became under-utilized and left to doodle with basic arts and crafts. You were left to play with the A-B-C blocks and a blank piece of paper with a box of crayons, while the rest of the class went on to memorize mathematics and science.

Only later in life, between your trips to art therapy with the psychiatric patients and your commute home were you remembered for the need to conjure up business plans that would never see anything else but a recycle bin, if not the waste bucket. It's a shame what happened to you.

Its sad to see you in your worst form. You lash out against everyone and manipulate the truth to influence public opinion about various topics. Your true untapped talents remains dormant. I know you better. Don't listen to your friend, Frustration, he's never a good friend to have. He's keeping you back. You need help.

One day when you happen to be taking your stroll through the night, wake up and find that inspiration that will bring the best in you. I know you'll do great things one day. You can do it!

Be sure to watch this great 20min inspirational talk by one of the worlds greatest thinkers Sir Ken Robinson

Its funny and entertaining, and guaranteed to make you go "LOL!"

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ramblings…Unhinged Perhaps…Entertaining Definitely!

I was sitting at my desk wondering…what can I possibly write to entertain and stimulate your mind. Then I realised, that’s a question I’ll never have an answer for. Let’s get to the chase; you’re reading this blog because you are a. bored or b. stimulated by the secret world behind the human psyche. In order for this blog to work, we must communicate. I will blog and you will comment. If you want me to elaborate on anything in particular just ask!

So who are you? I mean the real you? Have you ever wondered how many faces you actually show in a day? I mean think about it, it is all an act. How many of you can actually say you are 100% real?? -- Your boss sees a different facet, your family and friends see a different side, and even YOU see a different person. It is very rare to meet someone who truly knows who he/she really is and lets others marvel at their beauty. I know we all have insecurities and doubts, but we must be true to ourselves. How you may ask?? The answer is simple; learn to listen to your inner voice and let yourself feel. In reality, you must find peace and quiet in our hectic lives, because only then will you really listen to your psyche.

We all wear masks to hide something. Why is Halloween so popular in our culture? Because, it allows us to dress up and act without restriction or limitation and feel safe doing so. Psychology is all about stripping layers and learning to let go. You will only enjoy something when you can truly let it go. Try this tomorrow -- When you wake up, take note of the face you put on and try to use that face for every situation you encounter that day… you will see how simple it makes enjoying life and having fun. Focusing on what really matters, as opposed to what society wants to see.

Well this was entertaining, till tomorrow I bid you adieu!
Now enough wasting time, being lazy - go do something productive like reading!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

1st POST!

So this is where I begin.

I didn't have to think long and hard for that first sentence. I might look back on it and think otherwise, but for now it seems like a good place to start. Why dawn on that first line? It's relatively important. Just google it as I did and you'll see all sorts of emotional ties with "first sentences"

Apparently some people feel really strongly about that first sentence. Have a look through this lengthy post:

I on the other hand don't see much importance in it, other than making a blog post about it :D (You can read into that last line as much as you want)

I'll stop here. So much for a first post, maybe next time I'll go into a bit more detail on my subject, but for now, not knowing how far of an audience I'll reach with this blog. This is a beginning, and that's all that matters.