Friday, December 16, 2016

跑步的故事

跑步的故事

跑步的故事

跑步时的哲学疑问

我不知道为什么有的人喜欢拼命地从我身边跑过去,跑到我前面。让我以为,让我以为我能够对他们刮目相看。看,他们好厉害,比我跑得快得这么多呢。但最后,他们却喜欢在我前面几米到十几米的地方,停下来。而我,不得不再次超过他们。

事实陈述

今天又去跑步了。

和前面某期播客的联系

我突然想到之前Esther说,Bye Bye那期节目她听哭了。虽然节目好像是我在说我自己的事情,但借由我的叙述,让大家看到了自己。仿佛说的是我的事情,但其实是每个人的事情。这种心情,是一样的。

关于“一样”的形容,我比较喜欢Freeman Dyson对Einstein比自己早离世时的嗔怪:

现在他比我早那么一丁点离开了这个奇怪的世界。不过那不代表什么。像我们这些信仰物理学的人知道,过去、现在和未来的区别不过是一种稳固而持久的幻觉。

Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson

大家可以根据这句话,体会一下“一样”的意思。也可以在心底用矫情装逼一类的词汇表示对我的鄙视。

毕竟,看起来这确实没什么关联。就像下面紧接着的这段引用一样没有关联。

过去和将来离我们并不遥远。600年前及600年后的人们是和我们—样的。在宇宙中,他们是我们的邻居。技术引起并将继续引起的生活和思维方式的深刻改变。把我们和我们的邻居区分开来。而至为宝贵的,正是这种把我们维系在一起的亲近关系。

Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson

Thursday, July 7, 2016

An Interview With Xun What if…

What if…

Prologue

I’m going to start by asking you…What is your name?
My name is Xun.
Where were you born?
I was born in Suzhou, China.
And you are still living there?
Yes. I’m still living there. Yeah.
We are going to start the what-if questionnaire. It’s a questionnaire that your imagination is unlimited.
Yeah.
And it could also be unrealistic.
Yeah. No problem.

What if I was…

…a heroine?

What if you’re a heroine?
I think I would like to be the Monkey King. Yeah. Because this year it is the Monkey Year of China. And Monkey King, he has a lot of power and also I want to use that kind of power. Especially is because Monkey King, he can change to anybody, any stuff he wants to be. And that kind of capability is what I want.

…a place?

If you were a place?
If I were a place, I think I want to be my bedroom. Because it is really comfortable and if I have enough time, I would like to spend more time just lying down on my bed and feeling really relaxed.

…a quotation?

What if you were a quotation?
It will be keep calm and mediate.

What if I could…

…change a law?

If you could change a law?
I think I want to change the law for marriage. Because I think it’s not good when only one man can marry one woman. Because sometimes, people may love more than one person. It could be possible that more than two people want to build one family. So.

…be reincarnated?

If you could be reincarnated?
If I will be reincarnated, I will be a tree because trees live longer. As human wen only have at most a hundred years to live. And it was too short for me to experience the world. I would like to see the world, see how it changes in the long run, more than hundreds of years.

…mediate a too good to be true dispute (how about Montague / Capulet)?

What if you could mediate a too good to be true dispute?
I think I want to mediate between the different religions. Because I saw there are a lot of conflicts between religions, especially the Islamic world and the western world. And I think, as we are all humans, we should live in harmony and in a more peaceful life so I will do that kind of mediation.

What if you knew…

…my mentor’s name?

If I knew your mentor’s name?
Now I haven’t got a mentor. But if you..if I must say, that there should be a mentor. I will say it will be my parents. Till now, my parents have taught me a lot. Maybe later I will get a mentor but till now I don’t have one.

my favorite word?

If I knew your favorite word?
Hello! This is my favorite word. I love greeting with people from all the other different counties. So that’s my favorite word.

the word I dislike most?

If I knew the word you dislikes most.
Maybe goodbye. I hate farewells.

…my secret weapon?

If I knew your secret weapons as a mediator?
Seriously, it is maybe I can hide my emotions very well so I will not judge depend on my personal feelings. And I can analyze what the other party say to me and make my evaluation based on objective principles.

…my Achilles heel as a mediator?

If I knew your Achilles heel as a mediator?
I think maybe is also something regarding the emotions. Because I care about how people feel. So it could be that the other people, they take advantage. Because I care about how they feel. And I pay attention to their feelings.

If…if…if…

If God exists, this is what I’ll tell him when I meet him.

If if if, God exist, what would you like to tell him when you meet him?
Oh God, I thought you didn’t exist. But you exist! How come?

And this is what I want him to tell me when I meet him.

And if God exist, what would you like him to tell you when you see him?
Welcome to paradise, let me show you around it.

If I do what I say, not as I do.

If you do what I say, not as you do?
Don’t waste time.

If I give my ideal dinner party (venue, menu, guests).

If you could give your idea to your ideal dinner party, the menu? The guests?
I think I want a dinner party. It’s the Last Dinner. Raffle. The famous dinner painting. I want to join it, join in it.

Bonus!

If I was to give an advice to an experienced mediator.

If you could give advice to a very experienced mediator?
Very experienced mediator? A suggestion? I think there are a lot of different types of mediation styles around the world. Maybe we could combine all the different advantages or benefits of all kinds of styles of mediation.

If I had a gift that could be put online on my behalf (a link to a painting, a music, a video, a recipe, a picture I like, etc..)

If you can put a gift on your behalf? Links to a painting, music or recipe?
I think since I’m from Suzhou, a very beautiful city in China. I would like to be the tour guide. So maybe you guys can find me on Facebook. And when you come to Suzhou, I will very willing to be your tour guide!
Thank you very much!
You are welcome!
February, 2016
Paris