Chủ Nhật, 30 tháng 9, 2012

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You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.
Mae West

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Thứ Bảy, 29 tháng 9, 2012

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The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
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Thứ Sáu, 28 tháng 9, 2012

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Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows!

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Thứ Năm, 27 tháng 9, 2012

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The begining of Love is to let those we Love be just themselves,
 and not twist them with our own image - other wise, 
we love only the in flection of ourselves we find in them
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Thứ Tư, 26 tháng 9, 2012

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As soon As you life on your own force of labour and mind, 
you can be proud of yourself.

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Thứ Ba, 25 tháng 9, 2012

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Do what you love, don't waste.
Love who you love, don't wait, don't regret!
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Thứ Hai, 24 tháng 9, 2012

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It is not Length of Life, but Depth of Life
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Forgiveness


          You can never be free of bitterness as long as you continue to think unforgiving thoughts. How can you be happy in this moment if you continue to choose to be angry and resentful? Thoughts of bitterness can’t create joy. No matter how justified you feel you are, no matter what “they” did, if you insist on holding on to the past, then you will never be free. Forgiving yourself and others will release you from the prison of the past.
When you feel that you’re stuck in some situation, or when your affirmations aren’t working, it usually means that there’s mor forgiveness work to be done. When you don’t flow freely with life in the present moment, it usually means that you’re holding on to a past moment. It can be regret, sadness, hurt, fear, guilt, blame, anger, resentment, or sometimes even a desire for revenge. Each one of these state comes from a space of unforgiveness, a refusal to let go and come in to the present moment. Only in the present moment can you create your future.
            If you’re holding on to the past, you can’t be in the present. It’s only in this “now” moment that your thoughts and words are powerful. So you really don’t want to waste your current thoughts by continuing to create your future from the garbage of the past.
            When you blame another, you give your own power away because you’re placing the responsibility for your feelings on someone else. People in your life may behave in ways that trigger uncomfotable responses in you. However, they didn’t get into your mind and create the buttons that have been pushed. Taking responsibility for your own feelings and reactions is mastering your “ability to respond”. In other words, you learn to consciously choose rather than simply react.
            Forgiveness is a tricky and confusing concept for many people, but know that there’s a difference between forgiveness and acceptance. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that you condone their behavior! The act of forgiveness takes place in your own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person. The reality of true forgiveness lies in setting yourself free from the pain. It’s simply an act of releasing yourself from the negative energy that you’ve chosen to hold on to.
            Also, forgiveness doesn’t mean allowing the painful behaviors or actions of another to continue in your life. Sometimes forgiveness means letting go: You forgive that healthy boundaries is often the most loving thing you can do – not only for yourself, but for the other person as well.
             No matter what your reasons are for having bitter, unforgiving feelings, yoyu can go beyond them. You have a  choice. You can choose to stay stuck and resentful, or you can do yourself a favor by willingly forgiving what happened in the past; letting it go; and then moving on to create a joyous, fulfilling life. You have the Freedom to make your anything you want it to be because you have freedom choice. 
-- I Can Do It --

Saying

The pessimit sees the Difficulty in every Opportunirty
The optimist sees the Opportunirty in every Difficulty.
"Winston Churchill"

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Thứ Bảy, 22 tháng 9, 2012

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To the world, you may be one person, 
but to one person you may be the world
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Thứ Sáu, 21 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person 
is essential to your own!
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Thứ Tư, 19 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

If you love somebody, set him or her free. 
If they return, they were always yours.
 If they don’t, they never were

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Thứ Bảy, 15 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

Life moves pretty fast. 
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, 
You could miss it!
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Thứ Sáu, 14 tháng 9, 2012

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Don't think you're superior or inferior to other, 
Consider yourself equal to them!

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Thứ Tư, 12 tháng 9, 2012

Health - Part 2/2

     Learn to accept that your life is not a series of random events, but a pathway of awakening. If you live every day in this way, you'll never grow old. You'll just keep growing. Imagine the day you turn 49 as the infancy of another life. A woman who reaches age 50 today and remains free of cancer and heart disease can expect to see her 92nd birthday. You and only you have the ability to customize your own life cycle. So change your thinking now and get going! You're here for a very important reason, and everything you need is available to you.

    You can choose to think thoughts that create a mental atmosphere that contributes to illness, or you can choose to think thoughts that create a healthy atmosphere both within you and around you.



Positive Affirmations For HEALTH

1. I enjoy the foods that are best for my body. I love every cell of my body 

2. Healing happens! I get my mind out of the way and allow the intelligence of my body to do its healing work naturally. 

3. I look forward ard to a healty old age because I take loving care of my body now. 

4.  I balance my life between work, rest, and play. They all get equal time. 

5.  I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my healthy. 

6.  I am grateful to be alive today. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day. 

7.  I return my body to optimal healthy by giving it what it needs on every level.

8. I am willing to ask for help when I need it. I always choose the health professional who is just right for my needs.

9.  I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining perfect health. 

10.  I am the only person who has control over my eating habits. I can always resist something if I choose to. 

11. I have a special guardian angel. I am divinely guided and protected at all times.

12. Water is my favorite beverage. I drink lots of water to cleanse my body and mind.

13. Perfect health is my divine right, and I claim it now.

14. Filling my mind with pleasant thoughts is the quickest road to health

15. I devote a portion of my time to helping others. It is good for my own health.

16. My happy thoughts help create my healthy body.

17. I am grateful for my healthy body. I love Life.

18. I breathe deeply and fully. I take in the breath of Life, and I am nourished. 

--- I Can Do It ---

Saying

Put yourself in other's Shoe!
-- "Minu" --

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Thứ Ba, 11 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

Living in this Life, We need to have a Heart.
What for, do you know. 
For to be carried away with the Wind


Saying

It's better to be hungry with clear mind than
 to be full with Evil Thought.

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Chủ Nhật, 9 tháng 9, 2012

Health - Part 1/2

      If you want to create better health in your body, there are definitely some things you must not do: You must not get angry at your body for any reason. Anger is another affirmation, and it's telling your body that you hate it, or parts of it. Your cells are very aware of every thought you have. Think of your body as a servant that's working as hard as it can to keep you in perfect health no matter how you treat it.

     Your body knows how to heal itself. If you feed it healthy foods and beverages, give it exercise and sufficient sleep, and think happy thoughts, then its work is easy. The cells are working in a happy, healthy atmosphere. However, if you're a couch potato who feeds your body junk food and lots af diet soda, and you skimp on sleep and are grouchy and irritable all the time, then the cells in your body are working at a disadvantage - they're in a disagreeable atmosphere. If this is the case, it's no wonder that your body isn't as healthy as you'd like it to be.
    You'll never create good health by talking or thinking about your illness. Good health comes from love and appreciation. You want to put as much love into your body as you possibly can. Talk to it and stroke it in loving ways. If there's a part of your body that's ailing or dis-eased, then you want to treat it as you would a sick little child. Tell it how much you love it, and that you're doing everything you can to help it get well quickly.
    If you're sick then you want to do more than just go to the dockor and have him or her give you a chemical to tkae care of the sumptom. Your body is telling you that something you're doing isn't dood for your body. You need to learn more about health - the more you learn, the easier it is to take care of your body. You don't want to choose to feel like a victim. If you do, you'll just be giving your power away. You could go to a health-food store and pick up one of the many good books that teach you how to keep yourself healthy diet created just for you, but whatever you do, create a healthy, happy mental atmosphere. Be a willing participant in your own health plan.
    I believe that we create every so- called illnes in our body. The body, like everthing else in life, is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs. Our body is always talking to us; we just need to take the time to listen. Every cell within our body responds to every single thought we think and every word we speak.
    Continuous modes of thinking and speaking produce body behaviors and postures and "eases," or dis-eases. The person who has a permanently scowling face didn't produce that by having joyous, loving thoughts. Older people's faces and bodies so clearly show a lifetime of thinking patterns. How will you look when you're elderly?

-- I Can Do It --

The power of Affirmations - Part 5 (End).

Affirmations are solutions that will replace whatever problem you might have. Whenever you have a problem, repeat over and over:
"All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe."

 This simple affirmation will work miracles in your life.
 I would also suggest that you avoid sharing your affirmations with others who may pooh-pooh these ideas. When you're just getting started, it's best to keep your thinking to yourself until you've achieved your desired results. Then your friends will say, "Your life is changing so much. You're so different. What have you been doing?"
  Go over this Introduction several times until you really understand the principles and can live them. Also, zero in on the chapters that have the most meaning to you, and practice those particular affirmations. And remember to make up affirmations of your own.
  Some affirmations you can use right now are:
"I can feel good about myself!"
"I can make positive changes in my life!"
"I can do it!"

-- I Can Do It --

Saying

The most valuable asset you can possess 
is a positive attitude about life.

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Thứ Bảy, 8 tháng 9, 2012

The power of Affirmations - Part 4.

If you say "I don't want to be sick anymore," this is not an affirmation for good health. You have to state clearly what you do want. "I accept perfect health now."

  "I hate this car" does not bring you a wonderful new car because you're not being clear. Even if you do get a new car, in a short time you'll probably hate it, because that's what you've been affirming. If you want a new car, then say something like this: "I have a beautiful new car that suits all of my needs."
  You'll hear some people saying, "Life sucks!" (which is a terrible affirmation). Can you imagine what experiences that statement will attract to you? Of course, it isn't Life that sucks, it's your thinking that sucks. That thought will help you feel terrible. And when you feel terrible, no good can come into your life.
  Don't waste time arguing for your limitations: poor relationships, problems, illnesses, poverty, and so on. The more you talk about the problem, the more you anchor it in place. Don't blame others for what's seemingly wrong in your life - that's just another waste of time. Remember, you're under the laws of your own consciousness, your own thoughts, and you attract specific experiences to you as a result of the way you think.
 When you change your thinking process, then everything in your life will also change. You'll be amazed and delighted to see how people, places things and circumstances can change. Blame is just another negative affirmation, and you don't want to waste your precious thoughts on it. Instead, learn to turn your negative affirmations into positive ones. For instance:

I hate my body                          BECOMES     I love and appreciate my body. 

I never have enough money       BECOMES      Money flows into my life in an abundant way. 

I'm tired of being sick.               BECOMES     I allow my body to return to ist natural, vibrant health.

I'm too fat.                                BECOMES     I honor my body and take good care of it.

Nobody loves me.                     BECOMES    I radiate love, and love fills my life.

I'm not creative.                         BECOMES    I am discovering talents I did not know I had.

I'm stuck in a lousy job.             BECOMES    Wonderful new doors are opening for me all the time.

I'm not good enough.      BECOMES    I am in the process of positive change, and I deserve the best.

 This doesn't mean that you have to be worried about every thought you think. When you  first begin to make the changeover and really pay attention to your thoughts, you'll be horrified to realize how negative much of your thinking has been. So when you catch a negative thought, just think to yourself,  That is an old thought; I no longer choose to think that way. Then find a positive thought to replace it as quickly as you can. Remember, you want to feel dood as much as possible. Thoughts of bitterness, resentment, blame, and guilt make you feel miserable. And that's a habit you really want to release.
  Another barrier to allowing positive affirmations to work is feeling "not good enough" - that is, you feel that you don't deserve to have good in your life. If that's your issue then you could begin with Chapter 8 ( Self-Esteem). You could see how many of the self-esteem affirmations you can memorize, and then repeat them often. Doing so will help change that "worthless" feeling you might be carrying around, to one of self-worth. Then watch your positive affirmations materialize.
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-- I Can Do It --

Thứ Sáu, 7 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't Keep you there

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1. Not everyone who drops shit on you is enemy.
2. Not everyone who get you out of shit is your friend.
3. And when you're in deep shit, Keep your mouth shut!

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Thứ Năm, 6 tháng 9, 2012

Saying

Not everyone who get you out of shit is your friend.

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Thứ Tư, 5 tháng 9, 2012

The power of Affirmations - Part 3.

   When you choose to say "" I am very prosperous," you may actually have very little money in the bank at the moment, but what you're doing is planting seeds for future prosperity. Each time you repeat this statement, you're reaffirming the seeds you've planted in the atmosphere of your mind. That's why you want it to be a happy atmosphere. Things grow more quickly in fertile, rich soil.

   It's important for you to always say your affirmations in the present tense. For example, typical affirmations would start: "I have..." or "I am..." If you say, "I am going to ..." or "I will have..." then your thought stays out there in the future. The Universe takes your thoughts and words very literally and gives you what you say you want. Always. This is another reason to maintain a happy mental atmosphere. It's easier to think in positive affirmations when you feel good.
  Think of it this way: Every thought you think counts, so don't waste your precious thoughts. Every positive thought brings good into your life. Every negative thought pushes good away; it keeps it just out of your reach. How many times in your life have you almost gotten something good and it seemed to be snatched away at the last moment: If you could remember what your mental atmosphere was like at those times, you'd have the answer. Too many negative thoughts create a barrier against positive affirmations.

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Not everyone who drops shit on you Enemy.

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Thứ Ba, 4 tháng 9, 2012

Thứ Hai, 3 tháng 9, 2012

The power of Affirmations - Part 2.

  I wake up each moring with blessings and gratitude for the wonderful life I lead, and I make the choice to think happy thoughts no matter what others are doing. No, I don't do this 100 percent of the time, but I am up to about 75 or 80 percent right now, and it's made a big difference in how much I enjoy life and how much good just seems to flow into my everyday world.

  The only moment you ever live in is this moment. It's the only time you have any control over. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present." If you don't choose to feel good in this moment, then how can you create future moments that are abundant and fun?
  How do you feel right now? Do you feel good? Do you feel bad? What are your curent emotions? What is your gut feeling? Would you like to feel better? Then reach for a better feeling or thought. If you feel bad in any way - sad, grumpy, bitter, resentful, angry, fearful, guilty, depressed, jealous, critical, and so on - then you've temporarily lost your connection to the flow of good experiences that the Universe has waiting for you. Don't experiences that the Universe has waiting for you. Don't waste your thoughts on blame. No person, place, or thing has any control over your feelings because  they don't think in your mind.
  This is also why you really have no control over others - you see, you can't control their thoughts. No one can control another unless that person gives permission. So you want to be aware of this powerful mind you have. You can take total control over your own thinking. It's the only thing you'll ever have total control of. What you choose to think is what you'll get in life. I've chosen to think thoughts of joy and appreciation, and you can, too.
  What kinds of thoughts make you feel good? Thoughts of love, appreciation, gratitude, joyful, childhood experiences? Thoughts in which you rejoice that you're alive adn bless your body with love? Do you truly enjoy this present moment and get excited ablut tomorrow? Thinking these kinds of thoughts is an act of loving yourself and loving yourself creates miracles in your life.
   Now let's get to the affirmations. Doing affirmations is consciously choosing to think certain thoughts that will create positive results in the future. They create a focal point that will allow you to begin changing your thinking. Affirmative statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now.
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Failure is mother of Success!

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Saying.

No Pain No Gain.

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The Power of Affirmations. (Part 1)

- To day is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life.Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. these tools are your thoughts and your beliefs. In this book, i will teach you how to use these tools to improve the quality of your life.

  For those of you who aren't familiar with the benefits of positive affirmations, I'd like to explain a little about them. An affirmation is really anything you say or think. However a lot of what we normally say and think is quite negative and doesn't create good experiences for us. We have to retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns if we want to change our lives.
  An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point on the path to change. In essence, you're saying to your subconscious mind: "I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change." When I talk about doing affirmations, I mean consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life.
  Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You're using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You're affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.
  Your beliefs are merely habitual thinking patterns that you learned as a child. Many of them work very well for you. Other beliefs may be limiting your ability to create the very things you say you want. What you want and what you believe you deserve may be very different. You need to pay attention to your thoughts so that you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences you do not want in your life.
  Please realize that every complaint is an affirmation of something you think you don't want in your life. Every time you get angry, you're affirming that you want more anger in your life. Every time you feel like a victim, you're affirming that you want to continue to feel like a victim.  If you feel thet Life isn't giving you what you want in your world, then it's certain that you will never have the goodies that Life gives to others - that is, until you change the way you think and talk.
  You're not a bad person for thinking the way you do. You've just never learned how to think and talk. People throughout the world are just now beginning to learn that our thoughts create our experiences. Your parents probably didn't know this, so they couldn't possibly teach it to you. They taught you how to look at life in the way that their parents taught them. So nobody is wrong. However, it's time for all of us to wake up and begin to consciously create our lives in a way that pleases and supports us. You can do it. I can do it. We all can do it - we just need to learn how. So let's get to it. 
   Throughout this book, I'll talk about affirmations in general, and then I'll get to specific areas of life and show you how to make positive changes in your health, your finances, your love life, and so on. This is a small book, because once you learn how to use affirmations, then you can apply the principles in all situations.
   Some people say that "affirmations don't work" (which is an affirmation in itself), when what they mean is that they don't know how to use them correctly. They may say: " My prosperity is growing," but then think, "Oh, this is stupid, I know it won't work". Which affirmation do you think will win out?
The negative one, of course, because it's part of a long-standing, habitual way of looking at life. Sometimes people will say their affirmations once a long time for affirmations to work if they're done that way. The complaining affirmations will always win, because there are more of them and they're usually said with great feeling.
  However, saying affirmations is only part of the process. What you do the rest of the day and night is even more important. The secret to having your affirmations work quickly and consistently is to prepare an atmosphere for them to grow in. Affirmations are like seeds planted in soil. Poor soil, poor growth. Rich soil, abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work.
  So think happy thoughts, it's that simple. And it is doable. The way you choose to think, right now, is just that - a choice. You may not realize it because you've thought this way for so long, but it really is a choice. Now... to day... this moment... you can choose to change your thinking. Your life won't turn around overnight, but if you're consistent and make the choice on a daily basis to think thoughts that make you feel good, you'll definitely make positive changes in every area of your life. (...)
Louise L.Hay - I can do it -

Napoleon Hill - The Law of Success

The Law of Success (originally The Law of Success in 16 Lessons) is the title of Napoleon Hill’s first book set, published initially in 1928 as an multi-volume correspondence course and later more compact formats in recent years. The work was originally commissioned at the request of Andrew Carnegie at the conclusion of a multi-day interview with Hill, and was based upon interviews of over 100
American millionaires across nearly 20 years, including such self-made industrial giants as Henry Ford, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison. The original edition featured the eponymous 16 lessons, with the updated 21st-Century Edition featuring an additional 17th lesson drawn from later notes and lecture materials.

Synopsis



The Master Mind
Lesson One introduces the concept of The Master Mind, which Dr. Hill defines "as a mind that is developed through the harmonious cooperation of two or more people who ally themselves for the purpose of accomplishing any given task." Hill uses ideas from physics to illustrate the synergy that occurs between like-minded individuals. He also warns of the danger to the master mind group of any single member who thinks negatively. Another key insight from Hill is that knowledge is not power – it is only potential power. He defines power as "...organized knowledge, expressed through intelligent efforts." The master mind group makes this happen.

A Definite Chief Aim
Lesson Two, titled A Definite Chief Aim, urges the reader to discover his or her natural talents, then organize, coordinate and put into use the knowledge gained from experience. According to Hill, the main cause of failure is having no definitive chief aim in life — or failure to set clear and attainable goals — and plans to accomplish these goals. The keynote of this lesson is having a definite objective toward which to strive — never drift aimlessly. Having this definite chief aim will affect the subconscious mind, thus leading toward the attainment of the objective. Hill also emphasizes the importance of writing down your definite chief aim and goals to achieve it in a clear, concise way.

Self-Confidence
Lesson Three is Self-Confidence: "You can do it if you believe you can." Hill states that fear is the chief reason for poverty and failure. Therefore, the person who masters fear will succeed. The development of self-confidence begins with the elimination of fear. Hill discusses the origins of fear in great detail and lists the six basic fears: poverty, old age, criticism, loss of love, ill health, and death.
Hill teaches that the most effective way to fight these fears is organized knowledge. Ignorance and fear are twins that are found together. To eliminate fear, eliminate ignorance. Hill provides a formula for developing self-confidence using autosuggestion, along with persistence, the development of good habits and having a clearly stated definite purpose. He provides several unique and original examples from the animal world of how fearful behavior can be passed down quickly.
"Believe in yourself but do not tell the world. Show it!"

The Habit of Saving
Lesson Four is The Habit of Saving. Hill states that the saving of money is solely a matter of habit. Millions of people go through life in poverty because they have developed bad habits. The habit of saving increases ones' earning capacity, Hill tells us, by the following method: First, through your definite chief aim, define an exact description of what you want — including the amount of money you intend to earn. Then, your subconscious mind takes over, resulting in a blueprint. This molds your thoughts and actions into practical plans for attaining your purpose. As income increases, savings will increase as well. Hill repeatedly emphasizes that we are victims of our habits — under any and all circumstances, good or bad. However, the choice of our habits is totally within our control — and good habits can and will result from sheer determination and willpower. Hill warns of "the slavery of debt" by using examples of how being in debt is like being imprisoned. To sum up: Hill strongly cautions against living beyond your means.

Initiative and Leadership
Lesson Five is Initiative and Leadership. Both of these qualities are necessary for the attainment of success. Hill defines initiative as "that exceedingly rare quality which impels a person to do what ought to be done without being told to do it." Once this habit is acquired, leadership develops naturally.
Leaders exercise initiative, have a definite purpose in mind, and possess self-confidence. This emphasizes Hill's main point: successful people make use of all 17 lessons. In this lesson, Hill warns of the dangers of procrastination, and gives a detailed formula for using autosuggestion to overcome this initiative killer.
Hill states that to become a person of initiative, you must form the habit of aggressively and persistently following the objective of your definite chief aim until you achieve it — regardless of how long it takes.

Imagination
Lesson Six is Imagination. Hill states that imagination is the key to mastering all of the other lessons in the course (i.e., Definite Chief Aim, Self-confidence, Leadership, etc.). He debunks the notion that daydreaming is useless, and gives several examples of how daydreaming led directly to concrete actions and results.
After reading this lesson, it appears that virtually all great accomplishments began in someone's imagination-imagination can do the impossible. The key idea of this lesson is this-use your imagination to rearrange old ideas into new combinations. For maximum achievement, you must mix effort with imagination. This is an area where your master mind group is especially helpful.

Enthusiasm
Lesson Seven is Enthusiasm. Hill defines enthusiasm as "a state of mind that inspires and arouses one to put action into the task at hand." According to Hill, enthusiasm is the most important factor in sales and public speaking. Enthusiasm will make work far less difficult and boring. Hill states that enthusiasm is a vital force that can be developed and used. The procedure to develop it is simple – do the kind of work you like and make sure your actions are leading toward the achievement of your definite chief aim.
According to Hill, the main power of enthusiasm is that it is contagious – which magnifies its power. Hill mentions a sales insight: it is not so much what you say as it is the tone and manner in which you say it that makes a lasting impression. In this example, enthusiasm makes all the difference in the world.
To sell others, you must first sell yourself. Quoting Napoleon Hill: "No one can afford to express, through words or acts, anything that is not in harmony with their own belief-and if they do, they must pay by their loss of their ability to influence others."
He illustrates this by describing a lucrative opportunity presented to him by a foreign government to visit their country and write favorable impressions and opinions about their political system. The money offered was more than he could ever hope to spend in his lifetime – yet he refused because he did not believe in the political system of the country. Therefore, he knew his writing would be ineffective.
Hill tells us to write out our definite chief aim, in clear, simple language and read it nightly before retiring. This allows enthusiasm to build. Hill states that "enthusiasm is the mainspring of the mind that urges one to put knowledge into action".
The author continues this lesson with a discussion of the psychology of clothing. Being well-dressed makes a great impression on all current and potential business associates, as well as increasing the wearer's enthusiasm and self-confidence.
Hill concludes this lesson with a discussion of what he calls "the seven deadly horsemen": intolerance, greed, revenge, egotism, suspicion, jealousy and "?". Hill describes the destructive effects of the six "horsemen" listed and challenges the reader to ask how many of these destructive influences affect him or her.
He then asks the reader to take inventory and give the seventh "horseman ("?") a name that fits whatever they find in their own mind (i.e., dishonesty, procrastination, uncontrolled sex drive, etc.). The purpose here is to see yourself as you are-and as others see you-then work on correcting these character flaws.

Self-Control
Lesson Eight is Self-Control. Hill states that without self-control, the enthusiasm in the previous lesson "resembles the unharnessed lightning of an electrical storm – it may strike anywhere; it may destroy life and property. Enthusiasm arouses action, and self-control directs that action in a constructive way. Hill states that the overwhelming percentage of prison inmates is incarcerated because they lacked the necessary self-control to channel their energies constructively. Conversely, the one common quality of successful people is self-control. No one in fact can really control another person. Trying to do so is an act of force and waste of time and results in negative consequences. Exhibiting self-control is realizing and exhibiting your inner power. Lack of self-control, on the other hand, displays weakness.
One method the author mentions to prevent a loss of self-control is not forming an opinion before knowing the facts. Too many folks form their opinions based upon what they believe are the facts-not the true facts themselves. Spending beyond one's means is another lack of self-control to be aware of.
The key to this lesson is this: self-control will enable you to control your appetite and the tendency to spend more than you earn... and the habit of "striking back" at those who offend you, as well as other destructive habits which result in a waste of energy through non-productive efforts.
Hill's powerful summation of this lesson is this: "You have the power to control your thoughts and direct them to do your bidding." Self-control is solely a matter of thought control-and we have complete control over our own thoughts. That is Hill's method of mastering self-control. Do not allow outside forces to unduly influence you – think for yourself, but think with rock-solid precision.
All successful people grade high of self-control. All "failures" grade low, generally zero, on this most important law of human conduct.

The Habit Of Doing More Than Paid For
Lesson Nine is "The Habit Of Doing More Than Paid For." Hill tells us that some people love their work, but many hate what they do for a living. Therefore, "you are most efficient and will more quickly and easily succeed when engaged in work that you love, or work that you perform on behalf of some person you love." Hill states that if you are doing the type of work you love, it is no hardship to do more and better work than you are paid for.
He uses himself as an example. His passion and true calling in life was discovering and sharing the secrets of success, and therefore he had no problem overcoming any obstacles that could have prevented him from doing that. Hill mentions two benefits of doing what you love: happiness (which is priceless) and earning far more money. Hill also states that family and friends may disapprove of following your passion, but you must push on, regardless of the opinions of others.

A Pleasing Personality
Lesson Ten is "A Pleasing Personality." Hill defines a pleasing personality as "a personality that attracts" and devotes this lesson to looking at and creating the causes of attraction. Taking a genuine interest in other people is important in attraction, and he uses an example of a very effective saleswoman who focused her initial meeting with Hill on him – his work and accomplishments – not on her product. This simple idea is all too often forgotten by many salesmen who use the pronoun "I" far more than "you". Hill's point is that forming a relationship with a potential customer should always come before the actual sale. If this is done, there is no need to sale-the customer will insist on buying. Hill warns us that cheap flattery will not replace genuine heart interest.
Another point brought out in this lesson sums up Hill's entire philosophy and purpose: Do not look at successful people with envy. Instead, objectively analyze their methods and appreciate the price they had to pay in their careful and well-organized preparation and efforts.
Hill concludes this lesson with a formula for building character. First, imagine people who have the type of character you wish to possess, then proceed to take on those qualities through autosuggestion. Create in your imagination a meeting with them and write out a detailed statement of the qualities you wish to assume from them with their council. Actually see these figures seated around an imaginary table.
Then keep your thoughts focused in a positive manner as you listen to their advice and guidance, and keep in mind the kind of person you would like to be, relying on the advice and examples of those sitting at that table. Also, never forget to give praise to the genuine good qualities you see in others. Hill promises this will bring the law of attraction into play-almost magically.
To sum this lesson up: the seven key factors of a pleasing personality are:
Form the habit of interesting yourself in other people, and make it your business to find their good qualities and speak of them in terms of praise.
Develop the ability to speak with force and conviction, both in your ordinary conversational tones and before public gatherings, where you must use more volume.
Dress in a style that is becoming to you and appropriate to the work in which you are engaged.
Develop a positive character, through the aid of the methods outlined in this lesson.
Learn how to shake hands so that you will express warmth and enthusiasm through this form of greeting.
Attract other people to you by first "attracting yourself" to them.
Remember that your only limitation, within reason, is the one that you set up in your own mind.

Accurate Thinking
Lesson 11 is Accurate Thinking. According to Hill, this is the most important, the most interesting, and the most difficult-to-present lesson of the entire course. Hill states that Accurate Thinking involves two things: Separating fact from information and separating fact into two classes: important/unimportant or relevant/irrelevant. The ability to make this distinction is so important, Hill tells us, because the accurate thinker will not believe anything he hears. Instead, he will arrive at a conclusion only after careful, thoughtful analysis.
Hill cautions us to beware of any self-interest from the provider of evidence, since this may have a huge impact on what they are saying and seeing. If we don't have hard facts, Hill instructs us to "form your own judgment on the part of the evidence before you that furthers your own interest without working any hardship on others... and is based on facts."
Hill states that the key to accurate thinking is what he calls "creative thought", which allows us to tap into "infinite intelligence." The first step to creative thought is autosuggestion – suggestions you make to yourself. The subconscious mind records the suggestions we send it, and invokes the aid of infinite intelligence to turn these suggestions into action.
Hill reminds us that the subconscious mind accepts any and all suggestions, constructive or destructive – and cautions us to be careful what we suggest – facts only, no slander, for slander is poisonous to the subconscious mind and ruins creative thought.
Hill concludes this lesson by reminding us that the subconscious mind does not question the source from which it receives orders, but will direct the body to carry out any order it receives. Therefore, it is vitally important we are careful about how and from where we receive suggestions.

Concentration
Lesson 12 is Concentration. Hill defines concentration as "the act of focusing the mind on a given desire until ways and means for its realization have been worked out and successfully put into operation." Two important laws enter into this principle: The Law of Autosuggestion (covered extensively in previous lessons) and The Law of Habit. Hill states that habit grows out of environment, and out of doing the same thing the same way, over and over again, out of repetition – and thinking the same thoughts. Therefore, Hill reminds us of the importance of selecting our environment with great care.
Hill states that bad habits can be turned into good ones. Habits are created by repetition, and the best way to break old bad habits is to replace them by forming new good ones. Form new mental paths, and the old ones will become weaker.
Hill tells us to out enthusiasm into forming a new habit, concentrate on it and travel the new path as often as possible. Also, resist the temptation to go down the old path. According to Hill, the first step in creating a good environment is to consider your Definite Chief Aim, and design your environment to best help you achieve it. This begins with your close associates-make sure they support your goals.
Concentration is the ability to keep your mind focused on one subject until you have mastered it. Also, the ability to control your attention, and solve any problem, the ability to throw off bad habits and attain self-mastery are also included in the definition of concentration. These abilities are helped by constantly keeping your Definite Chief Aim in mind.
The most important part of this lesson is this: When two or more people ally themselves for the purpose of attaining a goal, their power is greatly increased. Hill calls this the power of organized effort. Hill describes several examples of powerful and successful alliances.
Hill describes a third subject relating to concentration: memory. Hill provides a detailed formula to retain, recall and recognize information (using association), and using it effectively. Hill then provides fascinating examples of crowd psychology, which serve to further illustrate the power of the master group.
Hill concludes this lesson by saying it is possible for anyone to develop the ability to "tune in" and understand the thoughts of others through what he calls "the universal mind," which is very similar to what psychologist Carl Jung called "the collective unconscious". The author then uses more examples to emphasize the important idea of the master mind – cooperation between like-minded individuals.

Cooperation
Lesson 13 is Cooperation. Hill defines cooperation as "the beginning of all organized effort." He discussed two forms of cooperation. The first is cooperation between people who group themselves together or form alliances for the purpose of attaining a given end (the mastermind group). The second form of cooperation he discusses is between the conscious and the subconscious minds of an individual, or what he calls Infinite Intelligence.
Hill describes how the conscious and subconscious minds work together, and gives suggestion on how to direct this process to help us attain the goals of our Definite Chief Aim. Next, Hill discusses group cooperation. He mentions that nearly all successful businesses are conducted under some form of cooperation, and cooperation is the foundation of all successful leadership. The key point Hill emphasizes here is this: It is vitally important for individuals to surround themselves with people who have the talents and skills which they themselves lack. No one succeeds alone. Hill finishes this lesson with a discussion of the importance of taking action, and gives a detailed plan on how to become active.

Profiting by Failure
Lesson 14 is Profiting by Failure. Hill gives a different slant on the word failure. He states that failure is normally a negative word, but he distinguishes failure from temporary defeat, and temporary defeat can be a blessing in disguise. Hill also tells us that sound character is often the product of reversals and setbacks, and temporary defeat should be looked upon as a teacher of some needed lesson.
Hill lists several examples from his personal life about succeeding then experiencing setbacks-and describes the correct mindset for overcoming these setbacks. In retrospect, he was thankful for experiencing so much defeat, since it had the effect of giving him the courage to attempt things he wouldn't have tried if his early life would have been easier. Quoting Hill: "Defeat is a destructive force only when it is accepted as failure. When accepted as teaching some needed lesson, it is always a blessing."
The message of this lesson can be summed up as follows: There ultimately is no failure. What appears to be failure is usually a minor setback in disguise. Ensure you do not accept it as permanent!

Tolerance
Lesson 15 is Tolerance. Hill begins by describing the destructive effects of intolerance. According to Hill, intolerance clouds the mind of the individual and stops his moral, mental and spiritual development. He urges us to question the foundation of our beliefs – make sure the foundation is sound, and based on reality and truth.
Hill outlines a plan for the abolition of war. In hindsight, Hill was overly idealistic. However, these ideas lead him into a discussion of the principle of organized effort. Simply put, regardless of the business one is engaged in, cooperation and tolerance can be of tremendous help in achieving one's Definite Chief Aim.

The Golden Rule
Lesson 16 is The Golden Rule. Hill begins this lesson by stating that this principle is "the guiding star that will enable you to profitably and constructively use the knowledge assembled in the previous lessons". Hill states that following this law is the only way to apply the power that the preceding lessons provide.
The Golden Rule essentially means to do unto others as you would wish them to do unto you if your positions were reversed. Hill stresses the fact that all of your actions and thoughts will come back to you, for better or worse. Hill tells us that it is not enough to merely believe in the philosophy of the Golden Rule; one must apply it. The key to this lesson is this: the Golden Rule, when understood and applied, makes dishonesty, selfishness, greed, envy, hatred and malice impossible. One must be scrupulously honest, and realize you are punishing yourself by every wrong you commit, and rewarding yourself by every act of constructive conduct.
Hill further states that we benefit by applying the Golden Rule, even if it is not reciprocated. How? Because of the positive effect on our subconscious mind, and the development of stronger, more positive character.
Hill concludes this lesson by stating that labor and capital have a mutual and common interest. Neither can permanently prosper without the prosperity of the other. They are parts of one body. If labor is the arm, capital is the blood – and each must care for the other – by using the Golden Rule as a guide.

The Universal law of Cosmic Habitforce
Lesson 17 is The Universal law of Cosmic Habitforce, which may be interpreted as an early conceptualization of the Law of Attraction. A somewhat abstruse concept to modern readers, Dr. Hill defines Cosmic Habitforce as "the universal law through which nature affixes all habits so that they may carry on automatically once they have been put into motion". Hill states that Cosmic Habitforce is the reason why success attracts success, and failure attracts failure. The law of Cosmic Habitforce transmits the "success consciousness" from the mind of the successful person to the mind of the unsuccessful one when they are closely associated in daily life.
The key to this lesson is this: Whenever two minds connect, a third mind is created, patterned after the stronger of the two – for better or for worse. Many successful people can trace their success directly to the time they began a close association with someone who possessed the positive mental attitude that they were able to copy.
Even though Cosmic Habitforce is silent and unseen, it is the basis of everything tangible and concrete. As with all of Hill's preceding lessons, Cosmic Habitforce begins with thoughts, which become habits. A fascinating example of Cosmic Habitforce is this: most successful people have usually experienced severe challenges and failures, which forced them to change their habits. Habits that led them to failure are replaced with habits that led them to success.
Hill concludes this lesson with a review of the previous lessons, and reminds us that these lessons constitute an army – and if any one "soldier" is removed or one lesson underdeveloped, the entire army is weakened.
  • You must watch for every opportunity to apply and empower the law of the Master Mind.
  • Before you can have power, you must have a Definite Chief Aim-a definite purpose.
  • You must have self-confidence with which to back up your purpose.
  • You must have initiative and leadership with which to exercise your self-confidence.
  • You must have imagination in creating your definite purpose and in building the plans with which to transform that purpose into reality and put your plans into action.
  • You must mix enthusiasm with your action or it will be bland and weak.
  • You must exercise firm self-control.
  • You must form the habit of doing more than paid for.
  • You must cultivate a pleasing personality.
  • You must acquire the habit of saving.
  • You must use accurate thinking, remembering, as you develop this quality, that accurate thought is based upon identifiable facts and not upon hearsay evidence or mere information.
  • You must form the habit of concentration by giving your undivided attention to but one task at a time.
  • You must acquire the habit of cooperation and practice it in all your plans.
  • You must profit by failure, your own and that of others.
  • You must cultivate the habit of tolerance.
  • You must make the Golden rule the foundation of all you do that affects other people.
  • You must make use of The Universal law of Cosmic Habitforce, through which all of these principles can be applied to transform not only your thoughts but also your habits.
All efficient armies are disciplined. Likewise, the army you are building in your own mind must also be disciplined. It must obey your command at every step.
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Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich

   
Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want. For instance, Jim Murray (sportswriter) wrote that Think and Grow Rich was credited for Ken Norton's boxing upset of Muhammad Ali in

1973. The ReverendCharles Stanley writes "I began to apply the principles of (Think and Grow Rich) to my endeavors as a pastor, and I discovered they worked!" The book was first published in 1937 during the Great Depression. At the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill's books - a perennial best-seller after 70 years (BusinessWeek Magazine's Best-Seller List ranked Think and Grow Rich as the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was first published). Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell's A Lifetime "Must Read" Books List.

    Content

    • The text of Think and Grow Rich is founded on Hill's earlier work The Law of Success, the result of more than twenty years of research based on Hill's close association with a large number of individuals who achieved great wealth during their lifetimes.
    •    At Andrew Carnegie's bidding, Hill studied the characteristics of these achievers and developed 16 "laws" of success intended to be applied by anybody to achieve success. Think and Grow Rich condenses these laws further and provides the reader with 13 principles in the form of a philosophy of personal achievement.[6]. International Speaker Mark Victor Hansen says time has proven 2 of the laws/principles to be most important: 1) The MasterMind principle/process and 2) "Know very clearly where you want to go".
    • It is noted in the book, that an individual with desire, faith, and persistence can reach great heights by eliminating all negative energy and thoughts and focusing at the greater goals in hand.
    •     The 13 "steps" listed in this book are: 1. Desire 2. Faith 3. Autosuggestion 4. Specialized Knowledge 5. Imagination 6. Organized Planning 7. Decision 8. Persistence 9. Power of the Master Mind 10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation 11. The Subconscious Mind 12. The Brain 13. The Sixth Sense

    Editions
    • Napoleon Hill holding his book Think and Grow Rich
    • Hill, Napoleon (1953). Think and Grow Rich. Cleveland, Ohio: The Ralston Publishing Co. pp. 381.
    • Hill, Napoleon (1960). Think and Grow Rich. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Crest. ISBN 0-449-21492-3.
    • Hill, Napoleon (2004). Think and Grow Rich : The 21st-Century Edition, Revised and Updated. High Roads Media. ISBN 1-932429-23-9.
    • Hill, Napoleon; Cornwell, Ross (2004). Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised. San Diego, CA: Aventine Press. ISBN 1-59330-200-2.

    Original Version
       The first edition of Think and Grow Rich was released in March 1937. Despite limited promotion, mostly word of mouth, the original print run of 5,000 sold out in six weeks, at $2.50 a copy. Another 10,000 copies were printed, all of which also sold in six weeks. The third print totaled 20,000. W. Clement Stone wrote: "One of the most important days in my life was the day I began to read Think and Grow Rich in 1937.

    1960 Fawcett Crest Edition
       Think and Grow Rich was revised in 1960. This version was originally published by Crest Book, Fawcett  Publications. This revised edition includes the following testimonial from W. Clement Stone on the inside front cover page: “More men and women have been motivated to achieve success because of reading Think and Grow Rich than by any other book written by a living author.” In 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton hosted a TV infomercial that sold the 1960 version with an audio cassette version of the book (the audio cassettes contained an introduction and conclusion by Tarkenton and supplemental study guides). In the introduction noted above, Tarkenton stated that he believed Think and Grow Rich to be "the greatest most honored formula for success that has ever been developed". 

    The 21st-Century Edition
        In 2004 a revised text was published in a version titled Think and Grow Rich: The 21st-Century Edition: Revised and Updated. It was published by High Roads Media. In this version, author/editor Bill Hartley introduces modern examples of Hill's principles combined with editorial commentary throughout the book.
    Among recent adaptations of the novel there have been several illustrated versions. The most well known was a graphic novel produced by Smarter Comics. This version sticks to the original content but adds the element of visual presentation and modern exemplars of similar events discussed in original versions.
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    Chủ Nhật, 2 tháng 9, 2012

    Saying.



    Living in this life, we need to have a heart.
    What for, do you know?
    For to be carried away with the wind.!

    Dandelion flower



    Ai và Ky ở xứ sở những con số tàng hình.

    Sách của Giáo Sư Ngô Bảo Châu và nhà văn Nguyễn Phương Văn. 
    Ai và Ky ở xứ sở của những con số tàng hình - một cuốn sách về toán học do GS Ngô Bảo Châu viết chung với Nguyễn Phương Văn sẽ ra mắt bạn đọc vào ngày 19-3 tới tại hội sách TP.HCM lần 7.
    Nhà thơ Vũ Quần Phương đã có bài viết giới thiệu tác phẩm này.
    Minh họa của họa sĩ Thái Mỹ Phương trong cuốn sách Ai và Ky ở xứ sở của những con số tàng hình
    Con người ta ai chẳng từng dùng môn toán. Nhà thơ Ðức Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) coi chuyện ăn hai cái bánh mì no hơn là ăn một cái đã là toán rồi (trong bài thơ 1940). Nhưng lại không mấy người để ý đến những bí ẩn thần kỳ trong phép tư duy trừu tượng của môn toán. Ðiều thích thú nhất của toán có lẽ là ở kiểu tư duy của nó.
    Hai tác giả Ngô Bảo Châu và Nguyễn Phương Văn trong cuốn sách Ai và Ky ở xứ sở của những con số tàng hình (*) muốn chỉ cho bạn đọc thấy điều lý thú ẩn giấu trong môn toán. Sách viết để phổ cập nhưng người làm văn như tôi đọc cũng vẫn thấy khó. Khó thì khoanh nó lại mà nhảy qua, mượn kiểu tư duy của toán mà nhảy qua, để tìm đến chỗ mình hiểu được, hoặc có cảm giác hiểu được để nếm vị lý thú của toán và có khi còn áp dụng được cho việc... làm thơ.
    Một nhân vật trong cuốn sách là Cartesius khuyên giải quyết một bài toán cũng phải như ăn táo từng miếng nhỏ, vì như vậy mới thưởng thức được táo và cũng để tránh nghẹn. Kinh nghiệm này đâu chỉ áp dụng cho môn toán, nó là phương châm xử thế mọi việc trong đời. Sách xưa dạy: dục tốc bất đạt (muốn nhanh thì không thành) là đã cảnh báo cái sự nghẹn mà chưa để ý đến khía cạnh thưởng thức của sự ăn chậm nhai kỹ.
    Có nhiều thứ phải nhậu lai rai mới ra cái sự ngon. Châu và Văn bày mẹo cho bạn đọc của xứ sở của những con số tàng hình cái cách nhậu và nhai thế nào cho thấy được cả hương và vị của môn toán.
    Tôi chưa biết lắm về Nguyễn Phương Văn, chỉ biết anh là con trai nhà văn Phượng Vũ (1937-2000). Còn Ngô Bảo Châu thì hẳn mọi người đã quen rồi, không chỉ quen cái tên giải thưởng anh nhận năm 2010, mà còn quen với lối suy nghĩ sắc và cách diễn đạt hóm các vấn đề xã hội của anh. Châu và Văn trong tập sách này muốn hình tượng hóa các khái niệm trừu tượng của toán, biến chúng thành những thực thể có xương thịt, để những con mắt trần tục đời thường cũng thấy được.
      Các anh nói về con số không: trong vũ trụ trong vắt, trống rỗng, không có trên dưới đuôi đầu gì, xuất hiện hai nhân vật Ai và Ky, nối hai nhân vật ấy là một đường thẳng. Chỗ cho nhân vật đầu tiên ấy tựa lưng mà ngồi cho yên ổn, không bị trượt đi vô định là số không. Số 0, điểm bắt đầu cho chú bé Ai xác định chỗ đứng, rồi từ chỗ đứng đó mới luận ra trước sau trên dưới, mới hình thành một hệ thống không gian. (Hệ thống ấy cũng chỉ là một kiểu không gian thôi, còn nhiều không gian khác). Chú bé Ai ngồi ở điểm số 0 thì người thứ hai, anh thanh niên Ky, là điểm số Một. Trong cõi rỗng không đã hiện ra hai con số thì chắc còn hiện ra các con số khác, các kiểu hệ thống số khác.
       Ðể câu chuyện có hơi hướng đời sống, các tác giả huy động hình ảnh của các nhà khoa học, toán học, xã hội học... vào cuộc. Tính cách mỗi nhân vật này gợi lên từ công trình của họ và ít nhiều từ dấu vết của thời đại họ.
    Chúng ta gặp ở đây chàng Thales gương mặt hốc hác nhưng áo quần tề chỉnh, với chiếc kính về các đường song song kỳ quặc trên sống mũi. Chỗ anh đứng trước cả số Không, đối xứng với số Một qua số Không, nhưng anh không thích người ta gọi mình là Âm Một.
      Các nhân vật khác như Euclid - người thành Alexandria, Pythagoras - người xứ Samos, Hyppasus - học trò yêu của Pythagoras, rồi bà Hetty, ông Carlorus, cô Zena... lại có cả ông tổ ngụ ngôn Aesop và người cầm đèn soi ban ngày Diogenes. Mỗi con người ấy từ những ngả đường riêng nhập vào câu chuyện này kiểu như các nhân vật Thủy hử tìm đến Lương Sơn Bạc.
       Có lẽ các tác giả muốn đặt cuốn sách vào tầm mắt những học sinh trung học chuyên toán, chí ít là vậy, nên hàng loạt định nghĩa cơ bản hay khái niệm công cụ của toán chỉ có thể lướt qua hoặc không cần nói đến để nhập nhanh vào những kết quả của lao động toán.
      Người ngoại đạo với toán, như tôi, đọc sách này thấy khó nhưng lại có cái thú được ngạc nhiên từ những thứ tưởng không có gì để ngạc nhiên. Ấy là khi nghe Pythagoras nói: "Người ta sợ những gì người ta chưa biết, ta cũng sợ". Cartesius thì xác định lý do sống của mình là để... nghi ngờ. "Việc của ta là nghi ngờ", ông nói vậy. Nghi ngờ rồi suy nghĩ có phương pháp để thủ tiêu nghi ngờ ấy là thao tác sống của ông...
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