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Archive for May 1st, 2012

Why this “feeling of duration” alter with age?

Is it ridiculous that scientists want a “second” to be precise to the billionth of intervals, while most of us wish time would flow smoothly as in a dream? We tend to consider duration as the hardest obstacle to happiness: The moment must be very short to sustain so much excitement

As if “time working” on your invested meager saving, associated with meager interest rate, will add much to your wealth!

In rainy days, a kid will tell you squarely: “I have nothing to do” as friends are nowhere near to play with.

An adolescent will be frank: “I have so much to do, and I don’t feel doing anything…” and this feeling is maintained for many years until doing anything becomes a chore

A young person working in a routine job is blunt: “I’m glad the day is over. I can now hit the pub…” and alcoholism was never the purpose for these frequent visits to pubs

A young graduate employed in the field of his interest is not phased: “The day passed so fast. I have to work overtime this night…” as if feeling overtired has ever resolved a problem

A middle-age person (about and over 45 of years) is adamant: “The hours of the day are far shorter than the night…” after tossing all night long trying to catch a few zzz

An elderly person is wise: “Who cares? I am the master of the time: I wake up when I feel to, and dread going to bed. I prefer the quick micro-sleeps that stretch as long as a night insomniac sleeps…”

Is “feeling of duration” related to our perception of what “feeling bored” projects to us? And why I rarely feel bored and my days are packed with dozen of “daily achievement tasks programs“?

Only a tiny portion of the category of grown ups between (25-45) demonstrate certain initiatives. It is the group of adults who:

1.  Were fortunate to be nurtured by the extended family members by shoveling upon them all kinds of tasks to do, to repeat, and learn to emulate…

2. Tasks that have been coerced on kids to do and to try to finish: Kids are never curious of anything, contrary to popular saying

3. The best group for taking initiatives is those adults who got it straight in their heads that questioning authority figures is their first entitlement to practice and nourish…

The rest of mankind, all age group and genders combined, go through the routine of doing tasks that life, haphazardly, made them to repeat, including playing games and role model imitation

Most of mankind behave according to the “priming thief program”  as detailed in this link

Famous Jet Propulsion Lab. scientist President of Rep. of Mali: Who is Modibo Diarra?

I wrote recently a post on the Rep.of Mali in western Africa that witnessed a short military coup and the proclamation of the insurgents in the north of the independent State of Azawat…

Currently, the chairman of the Parliament, Cheick Modibo Diarra, was appointed temporary prime minister of the republic with mission to resume the election task that is to be held in late May.

Cheick Modibo Diarra is an astrophysicist who was made renowned on July 1997 by placing his designed robot Pathfinder on planet Mars. Pathfinder moves and collect data and take pictures of Mars, and analyzes the data…

Diarra worked previously on the interstellar Magellan probe at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena (Los Angeles).

Born in the town of Nioro in north-west Mali in 1952, Diarra lived and studied in the city of Segou (central Mali). This mathematician and physicist resumed his graduate studies in France (Pierre and Marie Curie Univ.) in 1972 and received a PhD in aerospace engineering in Washington. He got his USA citizenship and was planning to teach in Mali.

In 1989, two scientists from NASA proposed to Diarra to integrate a team at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL).

In 1999, Diarra returned to his home country and created the Pathfinder Foundation association in the Capital Bamako, and meant to incite girls to scientific studies. Diarra installed a solar research laboratory and left in 2006 to Johannesburg to head the Africa Microsoft department.

Father of three children and wed to the daughter of former President Moussa Traore (1968-1991), Diarra launched into politics on March 2011, and founded a political party “Rassemblement pour le developpement du Mali (RPDM)” (Gathering for the development of Mali).

Diarra is vying to be a Presidential candidate in the May election 2012 on the ground that “doing politics” means resolving the problems of the city.

Probing the space is turning a far easier undertaking than probing stability and progress in underdeveloped States and creating the necessary opportunities for citizens to grow and achieve the best they could.

And Diarra has a long journey to ” resolving the problems of his city” and surrounding radical movements.

Note: Post inspired by a piece from Celia d’Almeida published in the (Bamako)




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