Earliest Life Lesson I Learned


Japanese people
I was only 17 when I learned this
Perseverance won’t make you successful
But without it you won’t get anywhere

‘In startup literature, discussions on perseverance are often turned into an evaluation of whether you should pivot (try something else), shut down the business, or else keep going (stating it’s important to persevere and referring to some populist story like OMGPOP or Pinterest or Fab, who eventually made it because they kept going and going).

‘I think it’s misleading to founders to pick outliers like these and then tie the two together. Neither angle has anything to do with perseverance – those are tactical business decisions and have nothing to do with your ability to persevere. Perseverance doesn’t mean having false hope building something stupid, or working to do work. And perseverance isn’t all that special, because it’s what all of us have to do…’
A new definition

Cultural Shift and Isolationism
Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms?

‘Like many hikikomori, Matsu was the eldest son and felt the full weight of parental expectation. He grew furious when he saw his younger brother doing what he wanted. “I became violent and had to live separately from my family,” he says.

‘One way to interpret Matsu’s story is see him as being at the faultline of a cultural shift in Japan.

‘”Traditionally, Japanese psychology was thought to be group-oriented – Japanese people do not want to stand out in a group,” says Yuriko Suzuki, a psychologist at the National Institute for Mental Health in Tokyo. “But I think especially for the younger generation, they want more individualised or personalised care and attention. I think we are in a mixed state.”Like many hikikomori, Matsu was the eldest son and felt the full weight of parental expectation. He grew furious when he saw his younger brother doing what he wanted. “I became violent and had to live separately from my family,” he says…’
full story

Why is this history censored?
Resistance: An untold story of WW II
‘The OSS and UK spy agencies like to take credit for running the French Resistance during World War II.

‘But there was a bigger, more significant resistance that saved hundreds of thousands of Jews and actually drove the Nazis out of parts of their country BEFORE the US military showed up.

‘Why is this history censored? Is it because the US punished this country after the war for not towing the line?…’
Video

9 free educational websites
‘Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

‘It is vital to have access to free education so below we created a list of four websites where you can access these free resources…’

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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