Quotes — Aang Jie

* Learn by rote,
eat by rote,
think by rote,
What do you expect?
Except vote by rote
~ Aang Jie

* Revenge is a dish better served cold. See otherwise there’s too much entropy in your
mind/brain/cognition, to prepare the dish properly, set up the ambience and serve it properly. πŸ™‚
~ Aang Jie

* I clearly have less trouble moving up the[abstraction ladder](http://worrydream.com/LadderOfAbstraction/) than moving abstraction ladder. That one factor is a trait i have to be aware of doing. or rather a skill i have
to know when to apply and when not to apply. That can be summed up to be the source of my problems.
~ Aang Jie

* Every programmer has his favourite paradigm, he’s biased towards and is likely to use under
pressure. Mine is Relational DBMS models.
~ Aang Jie

## Zen of Aang(zen of python style) :
Rude Honesty over polite bullshit
Happiness over goodness
Cold-blooded apathy over hateful reaction
Socio-pathy over Suicide
Hacks over over-engineering
Optimization over planning

~Aang Jie

* Indifference is like slippery slope. Once you start sliding the momentum gathers so quickly, that
you will be surprised, when and how it went as far as it has. It’s also a self-sustaining reaction,
like nuclear fission.
~Aang Jie
* If you’re open enough you can even go through a closed door.But ofcourse it takes a humonguous time and effort to get yourself back together after going through the door.
~Aang Jie

* Love is a trade with lousy accounting policies.
~Aang Jie

* I don’t understand/love/hate people; I just grok them.
~Aang Jie

* Humour is a contradiction in belief system, exaggerated 10x times. Irony is that contradiction, exaggerated 1.5x times.
~Aang Jie

* Why do you know and learn so much about allopathy medicine??Because I am practicing to be apathic. This way i need to be apathic to be objective
~Aang Jie

* It ain’t right, if it ain’t feel right.
~Aang Jie

* I have never met a man so meta-cognizant that he could tell/teach me what i could learn from him.
~Aang Jie

* Building something involves inventing new vocabulary on the way;Optimizing involves just shifting around the sequence.
~Aang Jie

* I don’t forgive/forget people. I just understand the rules and decide whether it is worth gaming the system(their beliefs in their mind) or not.
~Aang Jie

* If you don’t/can’t face the truth about yourself, i am forced to play/manipulate/pre-varicate/lie/social-engineer to get that. But all of these cost me processing cycles too, so you better have something i want.~Aang JieI don’t need to believe in god.I understand, nay grok data.
~Aang Jie

* To wake up on the wrong side of the bed, is to wake up early morning and wish there was somebody beside you to hug.. or more precisely to throw your hand/leg upon πŸ˜›
~Aang Jie

* No one can love you into existence, except yourself.
~Aang Jie

* To understand is to become capable of explaining something(system/phenomenon/result/etc…) in a consistent manner to somebody else..To grok is to become capable to predict the future course/behaviour of something(system/phenomenon/result et al..)
~Aang Jie

* How many psychiatrists/therapists does it take to turn on a light bulb??One, when the bulb decides to glow….
~Aang Jie

* If you wanna be my friend, first learn how to hold a full bladder for half an hour….. then let’s try to be friends, that way we might have a chance.
~Aang Jie

* Complete,unconditional,blunt, self-acceptance, is a neccessary condition for maturity/enlightenment.
~Aang Jie

* Born as a rebel;
Born on a revolution;
Born to revolutionize;
~Aang Jie

* A kite flies high  not because it is not held down by a string, but because it is held down by only one string and is free on all other dimensions/axes.
~Aang Jie

* Trust is a two-way road.
~Aang Jie

* Life is long drawn-out series of trades, filled with lots and lots of creative accounting.
~Aang Jie

* The later/older you learn a lesson, the harsher it feels/sounds.
~Aang Jie

* Always Remember, The toughest person to escape from answering to is future version of yourself(Did i say toughest? it is impossible).
~Aang Jie

* It is impossible to escape answering your own future self. Always remember that, while making decisions.
~Aang Jie

* I am a foolishly daring gambler,but pretend to be scientist.
~Aang Jie

* Sometimes the only way to move ahead is to put the cart b4 the horse.Especially, when you don’t know the difference between the cart and the horse.
~Aang Jie

* Reason is everybody’s summation of their own experiences and mistakes.
~Aang Jie

* Nothing can uplift/rejuvenate the mood, like a good,uninterrupted, long cry.
~Aang Jie

* The line between flamboyance and flatulence is almost imperceptible.The moment you begin attributing causality to flamboyance/confidence you are transgressing that line.
~Aang Jie

* Open communication is a necessary component in building trust.But not sufficient.For building trust is like making a dish.It has multitude of components that go into it, some major quantities, many in minute quantities, all the while heating/cooling, and also all the components added at the right time along with some stirring.
~Aang Jie

* Worry expands to fill the available space, attention, energy, matter/mass and time.
~Aang Jie

* The more i practise vipassana, the more i lean towards the God’s debris idea of religion and god.
~Aang Jie

* Life’s a long series of trades, and i am bad at haggling.
~Aang Jie

* When and how to identify the changes in temporal flow dynamics of interaction between two humans? — The million dollar Research question.
~Aang Jie

* I want to straighten, what i perceive as a dent in the fabric of the universe.
~Aang Jie

* Emotion/Intuition is ideal and Reason is practical. No confusion between the ideal and practical goes unpunished.
~Aang Jie

* Life is one long,never-ending and tiring optimization problem.
~Aang Jie

* Sometimes i think, the biggest problem of our generation/civilization is that we have outsourced our emotions(along with emotion regulation) and don’t take responsibility.
~Aang Jie

* Working in an MNC, is like bhaang/kanja. Mind-expanding,euphoric, addictive and you have withdrawal effects once you move to a smaller company.
~Aang Jie

* This generation’s science is next generation’s religion.
~Aang Jie

* Politeness is mistaken for desperation, among the street-folk/underprivileged/newly rich.
~Aang Jie

* It’s not hard to hold on. It’s not hard to let go. It’s hard to time it right.
~Aang Jie

* One man’s emotion is another man’s reason/common sense.
~Aang Jie

* It is always amazing the extent to which acceptance(of a problem) actually liberates the mind(to solve).
~Aang Jie

* Revenge is a dish, best served at 0 K.
~Aang Jie

* Decision making is the science and/or art of navigating through the space of problem sets.
~Aang Jie
* Trust is a complex variable, because it has both real and imaginary parts.
~ Nabin Hait

* Guilt tripping yourself is like hanging yourself hoping death will come at end of life and not prolong the choking suffering and pain. Sure it will, but the cleverness of the escape idea misses the point
~Aang Jie

* Fear is useless, bravery is stupid. So what do you do, stop thinking of them as a binary variable, and think of them as a probabilistic wave function that collapses to either at times and pick your path through the function to get to where you wanna go.
~Aang Jie

* For a visionary, manipulating people to get them to do something is a waste of time as life is short.
~Aang Jie

* The simplest way to identify an (not)visionary, is to see if he’s playing the zero-sum game
~Aang Jie

* Objectivity breeds indifference. It’s a necessary condition for indifference. I recommend stopping at objectivity, but it may not be easy.
~Aang Jie

* Happiness may be a cold bitch on a high horse, but unhappiness is a prostitute.
~Aang Jie

* The older i grow, the more more i weary of lies in the name of political Correctness..
~Aang Jie

* Growing up:
That mysterious inflection point(temporal) in your decision-making timeline, when you decide to use what(habits,signs,etcc) will take time to change, as a signal to change working strategy on the problem you’re solving.
~Aang Jie

* There’s no magic. The Universe simply doesn’t care. But as Eliezer would put it “It’s okay, because we care. There’s magic in us” And as scary as the responsibility seems, once you start thinking of it as care for details instead of magic it’s a lot easier, though perhaps a little tedious.
~Aang Jie

* Human brain is not a Turing computer. It doesn’t store and retrieve states perfectly and then process(logical reasoning) with them correctly.
~Aang Jie

* Clarity of thought is a necessary condition for happiness/joy/rapture.
~Aang Jie

* Plans are useless, but planning is important
~Anonymous

* The hidden problem being plans are a necessity for worry-free happiness/contentment. and that is the goal of plans, because in execution, you’re going to uncover new assumptions you had made.
~Aang Jie.

* The problem with using War metaphors for management tactics and strategy is that, in most business situations, you don’t want “the charge of the light brigade” behaviour. or for that matter “300” behaviour. There are exceptions of course like, [startups](http://paulgraham.com/growth.html), other kind of new businesses don’t need the same metaphor either.
~Aang Jie

* Trust is a two-way road. The less you sow, the less you reap.
~Aang Jie

* It’s better to be feared than loved they say, it’s because it’s easier measure fear operationally than love??
~Aang Jie

* The biggest problem in the world is too many words. We should be able to communicate, distribution graphs of past experiences, directly from one human brain to another.
~Aang Jie

* The more i work, the more am convinced that it’s not time that’s scarce as much as attention(with a good high alertness/arousal ratio)
~Aang Jie

* There is no gift sexier than one’s full, undivided attention.
~Aang Jie

* It’s not hard to manage local, it’s not hard to manage global, it’s hard to do both. That’s why management is an art, and some managers are opinionated assholes*.
~Aang Jie
* Imitation/aping is the oldest of human addictions.
~Aang Jie

* Half-assery is the source of all miscommunication ergo the source of resentment ergo the source of revolutions.
~Aang Jie

* Honesty under certainty vs uncertainty is almost as different as P vs NP.
~Aang Jie

* zindagi mein, kuch na kuch charas zaroori hai;kyun ki bas charas hi shakti hi; lekin ham usko usually kehte hain, pyaar,paisa,prassiddhi,parivar;
~Aang Jie

* Winter is coming; Let’s release the dementors and let them breed.
~Aang Jie

* It’s not that I have a problem with authority, it’s just that i hate obeying rules i don’t understand.
~Aang Jie

* The world will ask you who you are and if you don’t respond within it’s attention span, it will tell you who you are.
~Aang Jie(Paraphrased from Carl Jung)

* Arousal != Attention. (Arousal +Alertness) ~~ Attention
~Aang Jie
* My job is to read,write,learn and then,only then apply/use. Ordinality matters.
~Aang Jie

* Scheduled blog posts:
It’s only 3 or four,
but i want more,
but to create it’s a bore,
So i gore and snore.
~Aang Jie

* Actions speak louder than words. True, but only as loud as the other person is paying attention.
~Aang Jie

* Experience != wisdom
~Aang Jie

Dating 101: Let’s act quaint and become acquaint.
~Aang Jie

A man must constantly exceed his level. ~ Bruce Lee. Or lose his human status.
~Aang Jie

The problem with half-assing one thing while trying to focus on another thing is that you have only
half an ass for that another thing too.
~Aang Jie

* The more software I work with, the more convinced I’m that there are no leak-free abstractions, & it
is worth for optimizing leaks while learning them.
~Aang Jie
* What do you do, when parts of your brain, argue among themselves?
Run
~ Aang Jie

* Idempotence is for computers, not humans.
~ Aang Jie

* Knowledge == data; learning == algorithms.
~ Aang Jie

* Sometimes, you’ve gotta make up your own ‘soup’ song.
~Aang Jie

* The point of design/plan is not to eliminate surprises, but to make sure they can stay in the
indifferent-pleasant territory.
~Aang Jie

* Don’t pick a job, don’t pick a passion, don’t pick a boss. Pick a market segment. A demanding market
will improve your skill sets 100x than a lukewarm market.
~Aang Jie

* If you change-your-mind for money, you’ll piss every penny away. ~Aang Jie

* Small minds worry about control, Average minds worry about freedom, Great minds worry about impact. ~Aang Jie

* There’s a difference between tolerating somebody’s mistakes vs tolerating somebody’s bad habits.
One’s being nice, the other is enabling somebody’s addiction. ~Aang Jie

* People with vision are good/better at sales. People with problem definition skills are good/better
at implementation. ~ Aang Jie

* Loyalty means different things to different genders. In general, it means “make-them-feel-better”
to women and “help-them-think-better” to men. ~ Aang Jie

* The efficiency of markets ebbs and flows but it never hits 100 or 0. Instead it’s like a
sine-look-alike curve asymtotically tending to 100 and 0 at the peaks and troughs. ~Aang Jie

* Optimism helps you keep moving forward; Pessimism makes sure you’re not moving in to the mouth of
a whale. ~ Aang Jie