Notes from Dialogue with Southeast Asian youths

What is the sixth mind? And how can it be used for meditation?

Why is meditation very helpful?

Positive emotions are based on reasoning.

Starting practice early by memorizing, the using a logical approach, the expectations of mistakes, or arguing may arise. Then no opportunity to debate. So, based on these experiences is based on a study and practice combined. Thereafter, new opportunities to read and study, wisdom develops. From one level of thinking, then you gain more power of knowledge just from reading and hearing becomes knowledge. Then, to further investigate this knowledge, then confirm this knowledge. Some might say about differences of this knowledges, you get doubt, or deeper understanding. You need to analyze thoroughly. It is based on reasoning. This knowledge becomes the basis of experience.

Philosophical views of nothing:

Holiness Dai Lama, mentions over fifty years, transformed the mind very much. Having a steady mind. In temple in Japan, for example, should use debates for discussion not just meditation. Studying is very important.

How might debates be used for meditation?

Buddhist scholars, discuss. Paramansutra recitation, but without knowing the meaning. The explanation is appreciation. But its very important to understand the political knowledge. And interrelation also.

Still studying, so young people should do more studying.

How can we develop deeper understanding

Have more dialogue and discussions.

International levels of religious conferences should take place.

Have serious discussions.

More conferences, reading, are relevant.

Question from audience: While humanities have the technology to reduce poverty, but also promote compassion. Are we failing global pandemic?

While there are millionaires and very poor, we need a sense of concern for the community. Millionaires should help more, and those very poor should use technology for support. It is a serious nature.

This very moment in the U.S. it is a problem. We have to think how to reduce this gap of rich and poor.

Individualistic and socialist majorities.

While China is a socialist county there is also a wide gap of rich and poor.

Question from audience: How can the youths bring happiness to the world?

Education is something lacking.

About our inner world, inner peace. Right from the beginning, youths are thinking about materialism.

Great scientist are using in mentioning about the importance of our mind.

More people are paying attention about our emotion.

Dedicated body, speech, mind for others.

Habits that help you learn new skills

What’s your new career skill habit?

Building good habits might be the best approach in developing new skills. Studies are finding more patterns with people learning new skills linked to more career opportunities.

Here are four recommended habits to boost yours career mobility.

1) Focus on emerging skills: Don’t just google classes to take, but rather find out what type of skills companies are looking for. This step might be the best first approach in understanding career mobility. It helps to expand ones knowledge and awareness of the changing demands and needs of the economy. Definitely consider research career qualifications first and make this a good habit to find what the new required skills are.

Some recommended practice Kehoe (2018) suggest is start to network. Networking such as connecting with leaders on Linked in. This is most helpful learning from professional especially how simple it can be. Such as sending a question by message or even chat directly. Professionals are more that willing to answer any questions you may have, not only to help you, but they want employees to build new skills. And asking questions is going to help you gain the awareness of what skills they are looking for. And for you to consider what skills you will want to spend more time building.

2) Micro-learning: Get Synchronous: This habit suggest Avoid isolation. But rather try to connect with people in collaboration. For online learning it is most beneficial in learning about people skills. It helps you gain awareness of what others might lack in skills. And, help you realize how your skills might help the group. Consider a habit of online learning that allows for group collaborations and communication. Such as google hangout and other various online programs that allows multiple users to edit a file, etc.

3) Learn immediately: While learning is a process, the idea of learning immediately suggest that learning can is more crucial when trying a task than to learn about the task. In other words, the habit to learn immediately is more about trying the task once it is learned. So that way you can test your knowledge of what to learn and put it into practice immediately. This is a great habit, so whenever you learn about something it might be more authentic in the learning process if you practiced first. Such as music, it’s one thing listening, but another when you sing along.

4) Golden Benchmark: This habit suggest that once you are most certain about the goal stay true its path. Or rather, stay optimistic about the goal. Other approach to consider is not to consider the end goal, but think about career essentials. Ask yourself what new skills do I need to acquire? Let this be the goal.

So with these four new habits in mind, it should definitely expand your awareness of new job opportunities reasons to connect or even interview professionals. Practice new skills immediately and stop not till the goal is reached.


Kehoe, Mike. (2018, January 31). 4 Habits of people who are always learning new skills.

Man Vs. Machine


In Ted Talks Andrew says, though it is the best economic news, having technological progress is great, however while technology increases jobs are also decreasing.

While the industrial revolution was the turn of the century because of the steam engine. Andrew is referring technology in our age of technology as the steam engine of today.

Which suggest we are creating new type of society in the age of technology that is less inundated to constraints, but can develop more craftsmanship with ease. The important concept he elaborates is on the middle class income that he has pointed out has declined tremendously. This issue determines why socioeconomic status has become even more polarized. Meaning, while the poor continues to be poor, the rich continues to be rich. The middle class can either keep up with technology or can be slowed down by it. These are the societal challenges that we face currently with technological advancements. In other words, we are forced to constantly re-learn, update, keep up with technology in any career field, the challenge is constantly adapting to a changing society. His concern isn’t so much about robots creating more robots, but rather the bigger issue to consider is while technology can supply mass production with a healthy growth it can also weaken jobs. How much are you willing to learn and re-learn? 

To add to this discussion, though very informative, It’s possible to suggest we often take for granted the bigger picture with technology is that we are spending millions into every meta-major field to advance our career skills, etc. It’s nice to think about new strategies and benefits it can have to even help save lives such as sending first aid kits using drones in third world countries. Or tracking radioactivity on the planet, tracking the biodiversity for natural wild fires in the forest, and desserts, that could kill elephants or other inhabits.  It no surprise how much it can shape the economy, but also contribute to shaping our personal life styles, which helps contribute to the reduction of  global warming, reduce pollution, such as cities that prefer riding a bike opposed to driving cars. In fact through technological advancement it can also create highway windmills between dividers as cars pass it conducts current. Or places where solar power creates more energy for cities by collecting more garbage to compress and burn. Another example, would be creating machines to clean garbage from the oceans.  

From a sociological perspective, though Marx predicted mass production would increase which actually contributed to greater competition in the workforce as it is today. I think the story of technological advancement suffice to make better decisions, significantly to time management constraints in accommodating all our obligations and commitments that are recognized. I guess another way of looking at technology, it is not just an impact on socioeconomic status, competition, work ethic skills or challenges but also the realization that life is about living, making predictions, calculated waiting, discrimination, stereotypes, class structure, class struggles, urbanization, poverty, education, social solidarity, religion, communication, social isolation, diversity, stratification by gender, stratification globally, population. It’s about culture, youth culture, sub cultures, socialization, family and marriage, deviance and social change. So lets just say we would vision technology to give us more equality and peace around the world.  I mean what would happen if the wifi wasn’t working for a while, then what do we do?  I’m sure you thought of this question.  How does technology influence your meta-major and career field? What technical skill do you need in your academic and or career field? 

This is how most fast food restaurants got started and developed their method of providing food that is fast efficient with a systematic routine.  It was in the news, they now have robots that can flip burgers, and rotated pots on an angel to cook and serve.  I think it just goes to show how much is being considered in technology and engineering to develop these types of accommodations.  Regardless of technological advancement, people are still the designers behind it, and people still need to monitor the functionality of its system, very much like traffic lights. And even traffic lights are regarded like people. 

Andrew says, though it is the best economic news, having technological progress is great, however while technology increases jobs are also decreasing.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Are we moving in society that is more competitive or more collaborative? Explain why. 
  2. How does technology influence your meta-major and career field?
  3. What technical skill do you need in your academic and or career field?


Languagevirus. (August 30, 2008).  George Ritzer on the future of Mcdonalization. Retrieved from 

George Ritzer on the future of McDonaldization

Questions to consider:

1. How has McDonalization contributed to the expansion of technology? 

2. How might this approach promote or decrease jobs? 

Why do you love what you do?

Here are some gathered valued ideas about energy with Steve Farber, Founder/CEO The Extreme Leadership Institute.

He says “Most people ask this question to really consider what ever it is that you are doing? What is it that you love about what you do? What do you love about your organization, what it stands for, what kind of service does it provide? Maybe it could be your co-workers. But, what do you love about the people you work with that you appreciate?”

“It could be something you love about your family, but the question is how do you show them you love and appreciate them?”

Consider how this could be a practice at work as well.

What do you love about what you do?

Most companies most likely to train you, to help you develop the skills or strategies necessary for that company. Or rather what is it that you are learning as an employee that you love? “What makes it the right thing to do? What do you love about what you do?”

“How can you show your company that you appreciate” the skills or strategies that you are learning and love what you do? In other words, how do you ensure others know that you love what you do?

What type of energy of your emotional intelligence do you want to inspire in others?

What type of energy do you want others to also experience?

“What type of energy do you have that is impacting your company?”

What type of energy do you want to promote. If by definition “energy is strength of expression, power to impress the minds or a means of operating to produce effects.”

“The questions is what kind of impact do you have on energy.”

“How can you be an energy generator?”

Noel Tichy: leaders model intensity and energy

Six Energies of what you do what you love:

1:Love: cultivating love, love generates energy

2: great ideas: produce energy for ideas

3: noble principles: with clear ideas of what you value, you are more likely to stand of what they are. Be clear about what principles you value.

4. Interesting work: making your work interesting could be based on trying different approaches, or engaging others to new ideas you bring to your company.

5: Exciting challenges: levels of excitement can

6: Vision for the future: vision is a required leadership practice, bu also being clear about the challenges are and what strategy is necessary. Visions helps us to imagine what we need to see overtime. However, it’s not about making a prediction, but rather creating a future we really want. Can you describe what the future hold? Not predict, but just image which to allows others to also vision?

Before really understanding each step, Steve recommends you need to “first brain storm each step what can you do with each energy.” “While everyone deals with various challenges, it can be different, however many are still facing the same challenges,” but yet in a different manner.

“While you become and prepare to be a leader, and developing a vision for your future, you would need to acknowledge the challenges, and talk about the future you want to create.”

“Based on your own perspective: what do you really do in your work? What is the higher meaning and purpose in our work?”

Beyond the transaction? Beyond the transaction, meaning beyond work, what is your higher meaning beyond what you do?

He says, “When you look around everything is made by a different company.” If you stop and just look around where you are now for a moment, think about where all things come from are produced and manufactured by different companies.

Questions for self reflections:

  1. What do you love doing? Why do you love it?
  2. What do you really do?
  3. How do you let others know you appreciate what you do?

Steve Farber, Founder/CEO The Extreme Leadership Institute

The promise of equity in higher education

Principles of equity is about fairness, so, equity in higher education is about fairness in school. However, looking back in history of education, based on its educational laws involving segregation has a deep impact on disparities of student success. It is unfortunate, but it certainty is a matter of principles and policies that has been readjusted over and over. In early, 2015, the Center for Urban Education published 5 principles by design to promote equity. Here are the five principles which majority of school follow in principle to collaborate with committees, prioritize to promote inclusive communication and to continue for the growth of student learning and success.

Principle 1: Clarity of Language:

With language consider the various academic discipline language that is used. Meaning, what are some of the terminology used in different professions. It could be medical terminology, even political or social meanings. Social meaning could depend on social institution or demographics. Clarity of language could also refer to giving elaboration of interpretation. It could also depend on transferring language to another. Or it could even suggest that different professions can address interpretation for various audience that do not use the terminology used in their profession. But rathe create a language or interpretation for the general social community at large.

Principle 2: Equity mindedness:

Regarding equity for language and action. It seems a fair title to suggest that the paradigm of language in it’s action can produce equity of fair mindedness. Considering that Language can create a inclusion of equity, therefore it’s also fair to consider the impact of language on opportunities. So, in other words it’s fair to consider that its important to recognize all minds and that all words have a voices. In so many ways of phrasing how language could be fair. It could even suggest that it is fair to promote a language that all allows all voices to be heard. So regardless of ones language or rather language barrier, the thoughts and feelings behind the language is the action that really and truly is being considered to accept all languages. I know it’s a complex way of interpreting, but the best way to consider someone language that has an impact is recognize the impact of the Language. Put it this way, take Charles Schwab as an example. In order to promote the company, it was important for its current member to better serve it’s customers. However, as the need expands internationally, it addressed a greater need for it’s members.

Principle 3: Equitable practices and policies that accommodate the context of student learning.

Equity of policies that accommodate student learning is meant for equity by practice. However, considering the various types of students needs, academic context can also mean accommodation that might not be so fair. Meaning, to suggest that students with higher needs might be gaining more or less context.

Principle 4: Equity of continual learning process despite aggravated data and questions assumptions regarding relevance and effectiveness.

With this principle of equity in continual learning suggest that the learning progress has to continue regardless. In all fairness it does allow for consistent learning progress. However, disregarding aggravated data might not allow the necessary changes to be made. So the continual learning process is only potential growth until the problems identified in the data is acknowledged.

Principle 5: System wide principle:

With this principle in mind refers to equity of the overall institution. This is important to acknowledge the overall practice that regards every member part of the institution.

Questions for discussions:

1. Based on principle 1: what does the language of the institution or for a company that you work for reveal about structural problems?

2. Based on principle 2: what are ways members of the institution or company given the opportunity to voice their ideas,thoughts and believes easily?

3: Based on principle 3: What are special accommodations that institution or company you work for should and should not make and why? Create a pros and cons list with an example of the topic/issue.

4. Based on principle 4: What might be reasons for disregarding aggravated data of the institution or company you work for? Are these reasons based on equity in practice?

5. Based on principle 5: What might be issues that would suggest system wide principles are not based on equity?

Keys to better Outcomes of Equity in Education and Life


Center for Urban Education, (n.d.). Equity by Design: Five Principles.

Boost your emotional intelligence, ask your self these 3 questions.

Are you listening?

Still working on practicing your emotional intelligence, experts suggest that you will want to make this practice a habit with 3 simple questions to consider. Let’s start with question 1.

First Question:

How do others see you?

First question to consider, what is the difference in the way you see yourself and the way others see you? For example, have you ever experienced if someone told you, your not a good listener, but all along you thought you were? In this first example, experts suggest that is it difficult to tell how your behaviors affect others if you are not really paying attention to your identity. So, one recommended practice would be to ask others for input. So if you know friends and family who are great at giving some advise, you may want to ask for their honest input of your performance. So, if you really weren’t a good listener, best to find out, if you are being perceived as a good listen and why you are are not? Okay moving on to the next question.

Second Question:

Second question to consider, what really matters? Okay, so this is a big question, bet your probably thinking does this questions have to do with your purpose and your goals? If you are thinking it does, then your probably right. Once, you have developed some awareness of your own emotional intelligence and identified areas of your strengths. Your next step is simply think about what is most important for you to achieve. Think about the impact your emotional intelligence can have on your behaviors, your relationship and your leadership roles. So, in other words no need to worry about if others don’t think your a good listener, but rather if you know what your emotional intelligence level is and what really matters then skip to third question, if not keep reading.

Okay if your stuck on question two, no worries. Not sure what really matters, and how can you tell what really matters, then you will want to watch Simon Sinek in Tedtalks, take some time to reflect on the video to find out what are steps leaders take to inspire action.

Take notes while listening to reflect on the four questions. If you were not able to answer 2 out 4 questions or not sure about your answers then you will want to review 10 signs you know what matters.

Then focus on what you can do differently as a leader to improve your listening skills. How can you let others know you are paying attention to their feedbacks? Consider, how your new approach in listening can improve your goals as a leader?

Third Question:

What will be your new habit?

Third question to consider is what changes are you willing to make to achieve your goals?

One recommended practice would be to ask for confirmations from others based on your feedback. Find out that others are responding back to your feedback. So that way they know you are not only listening, but taking a bit more interest in what really matters. Here are 10 more useful recommended practices. Which to request feedback/input on your performance.

Now that you are not only aware of your emotional intelligence and what really matters. Next step is to achieve your goals experts suggest is to have even more awareness. Paying attention to your emotional intelligence is one thing, but practicing and changing habits is another. It might not be an easy task to achieve quickly considering that change requires a bit of effort. Like habits, which are more naturally occurring behaviors, will now have to adjust to new habits and behaviors as a means to sincerely achieve a desired result. So, in other words, if you focus on the goals you want to achieve as a leader, and make the changes and adjustments necessary, gradually you should be able to see the changes you want to be as leader. After all your new results as a leader can only improve your good listening skills.


Daniel, G, Nevarez, M. (2018, August 16). Boost your emotional intelligence these 3 questions.

12 Mother’s Day Ideas During Quarantine – How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Amid the Coronavirus

With some creativity and preparation, you can give your mom the Mother’s Day she deserves — and, let’s face it, needs — during quarantine. Browse through these gift ideas and activities to give mom a special day despite the coronavirus.
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