To seek to explain the history of a country - let alone its future - on the basis of supposedly fixed national characteristics is to succumb to a determinist view of the world. We should challenge some of the assumptions that give rise to such opinions.

— David Pilling, Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

ミスパイロット(平成25年・2013年)ドラマそれは私の日本人テレビ番組です。今見ます。この番組は1年前です。私は多いの日本人ドラマを見ます、なぜなら、今私は日本語勉強 (一日中毎日)、でも、さらに、日本人ドラマそれは本当に短いです。例えば比較、日本のドラマはアメリカより短いです。これはいいです、これは好きです。これはなぜ私は多い日本ドラマを見ます。ミスパイロット主題の:パイロツト訓練、強いチーム・分隊、と飛行機です。ミスパイロットそれは面白いです、本当に楽しいですと本当に鼓舞ですね。このドラマ大好きです!


I wanted to keep within the realm of data and analytical thinking for my next read, following the completion of Jordan Ellenberg’s How Not To Be Wrong. So I decided to pick up Nate Silver’s critically acclaimed The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don’t. So far, so good, great insight.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

— Samuel Beckett



Genius is a thing that happens, not a kind of person.

— Jordan Ellenberg, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking



One of the most painful parts of teaching mathematics is seeing students damaged by the cult of the genius. The genius cult tells students it’s not worth doing mathematics unless you’re the best at mathematics, because those special few are the only ones whose contributions matter. We don’t treat any other subject that way! I’ve never heard a student say, ‘I like Hamlet, but I don’t really belong in AP English - that kid who sits in the front row knows all the plays, and he started reading Shakespeare when he was nine’! Athletes don’t quite their sport just because one of their teammates outshines them. And yet I see promising young mathematicians quit every year, even though they love mathematics, because someone in their range of vision was ‘ahead’ of them.

— Jordan Ellenberg, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

大きい都市、大きい夢です、いね。 私は東京に行きたいです。もしかしたら今年あとで。もしかしたら10月ですか?もしかしたら。。。


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