Hi all! I just want to update you on what's coming up. First thing's first, I'm working on typing up my research for narcissism. Looks at all these notes I have to write up!
Furthermore, as you can see on this wall, I've got some work on Schizophrenia and Sense Perception readily approaching too.
And even further down the road, I will be releasing the long awaited; "Why I think psychopaths are attracted to certain jobs". Please take notice at how I emphasized the word 'I', meaning this is only my opinion, yours might be different, but this is mine.
I'm looking forward to publishing all this hard work
Let's face it, existentialism in no stranger to us. In fact, I don't know about you, but it seems to hit us at the most unexpected times! If you have no idea what I'm talking about because you've never experienced it, then count yourself lucky. Because it sucks.
All of my existentialism usually revolves around psychology. Thinking about thinking just makes me feel...I don't know...small? This is one of the main causes to why I can't fall asleep at night, pay attention in class sometimes, and even fail to do daily tasks. Sometimes, someone would be talking to me, and I would just be confused and distracted. "Oh! I'm sorry! I was just thinking about how you don't matter and I don't matter and how NOTHING MATTERS." That's usually my initial thought when they snap me out of my day dream.
This is what usually goes on in my head when those times come:
"Okay, Hoi Ching. Go to sleep now. You've got school tomorrow, and a big English project to prepare for. Wait. Come to think of it, my room is pretty big. And the house is pretty big. Hong Kong is big. The world is big. With 7 billion people on it. OH GOD I AM JUST ONE MIND OUT OF 7 BILLION OTHER MINDS. AND I'M NOT EVEN COUNTING THE ALIENS YET. DARN THOSE ALIENS ARE PROBABLY SMARTER THAN I AM. OH NO THE UNIVERSE IS SO HUGE. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS BUNDLE OF SQUISHY NERVE CELLS IN MY HEAD. WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE. IS THERE NO POINT? NOTHING MATTERS ANY MORE."
Funny enough, it's 11pm right now and I can't sleep. Guess why. So instead, I'm blogging about how I can't sleep.
Gosh. It's difficult to study psychology and not fall into an existential crisis.
So I started reading this book yesterday. I found it in my brother's room, picked it up, and began to read (he didn't even notice it was gone because he doesn't even read books anyway). Keeping in mind my brother is a huge computer geek, guess what the book is about?
Well, to be honest, it's about artificial intelligence.
It's about how we can use a true understanding of the overall framework of how the brain works to create computers that aim to mimic human intelligence or even exceed human capabilities.
Considering I'm only 14 pages into the book, I have to say that I am enjoying more than I expected! It is certainly quite ambitious and proposes ideas that are unlike any other I've read. I can't say I love it, but it is quite interesting...
Just to fulfil my unending appetite for psychology, I have created my very own psych website to express my research, opinions and any miscellaneous ideas about our funny little minds and how they work. As an aspiring psychologist, I'm overjoyed to start working!
Here in my blog, I will just be making short little readable updates on my everyday psychology life instead of the detailed set of research and information you can find on the individual pages evident in the menu. Some of the entries might require nothing more than a simple straightforward statement, so forgive if some of them are only a sentence long!
So my blog is basically an account of what I like doing the most; thinking about thinking!