Stuff you must read today (Tue, 8 Mar 2011)

  • The Unintended Consequences of “Polio Eradication” in India? | Freakonomics
  • Who’s to say that this isn’t the real reason why a cure for cancer hasn’t been found yet? That is, because it’s too lucrative to NOT cure cancer, therefore…

  • Charlie Sheen | The Dilbert Blog
  • “Imagine if you stopped filtering everything you said and did. You’d have to be in Charlie Sheen’s unique position to get away with it, but just try to imagine yourself living without self-censorship. Wouldn’t you sound crazy?”

    — As wonky as they might be, I really like the perspectives that Scott Adams has on things in life.

  • Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The Power and Pleasure of Delayed Gratification | The Art of Manliness
  • “Every man should seek to master himself. A man should be able to decide when and where to indulge his desires as opposed to the desires dragging him to and fro… . Delaying your gratification builds both your self-confidence – you are in control of your life, not your emotions or circumstances – and your self-discipline… . [which] is like a muscle that must be … exercised in order to build its strength.”

  • Knowledge Drop of the Day | The Daily What
  • This should be the latest political strategy for the upcoming Singapore General Elections 2011… LOL!

  • Champions Move On | Just Play Lah
  • “What ma[kes] a champion a champion [is] his/her innate reaction towards obstacles and difficulty [which are] intrinsically different… .

    Now, the layman, being the lay man he is, [will] scream at himself. Maybe his arms [will] start flailing… . His face might be contorted into a Van-Gogh howl. Or at best, the more elegant of the lay[men will] slouch over, drop his head and shake it disconsolately.

    Federer, however, as we have seen [o]n so many occasions, behaves differently… .”

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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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