The Origins of Lesson in Childhood- 2017
Refining Identity Within the Confinements of a Name Card
INITIAL ENTHUSIASM+ FINDING VOICE = HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL STYLE OF WRITING STYLE
“PIXEL OCD IS THE BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER CHARACTERIZED BY THE COMPULSION OF CONSTANT REARRANGEMENT OF DIGITAL PIXELS , COMMONLY TRIGGERED BY ‘PERFECTIONISM’ OR SHEER DISSATISFACTION OF ONESELF; WIDELY SUFFERED BY DIGITAL DESIGNERS “
Completely made that up.
They say in any downtime, all that is needed is verbal clarity.
So I sought verbal clarity…
…from family and friends.
Verbal clarity can indeed be a crushing force
which can be for a good course.
A few days later, it came…
…far from any kind of mental disorders, the root cause of most ‘issues’ or downtime, safe to say, is the lack of verbal description of a particular driving force, in this case, the driving force known as identity. And since driving forces give instructions or at least, some form of direction, without it, the absence of identity can be the root cause of an entire setback, and can potentially cause the cannibalization of ones life.
Yes, I was eating myself alive
designing a Name card without identity.
The name card needs to represent the driving force for, and so, identity can surface.
Identity Crisis? Maybe. To remedy, begin with pen and paper.
When cluelessness arises, serendipitous forces motion.
The Cover on the Tim Ferris’s Best Seller, The Four-hour work week on, has a tittle, a tagline and sub taglines, on top of summary and other promotional content.
On what to put on a Name Card , the minimum requirement is:
The 4-hour-work Week.
“Escape the 9-5 life, Live anywhere, and Join the New Rich”
The Window into his entire book and blog, in just 16 words.
How amazing was that.
LessonsInChildhood needed such a… magnifying window.
The search began, so to speak. To magnify ‘identity’ within a name card, it first needs some verbal clarity identity.
Tens of hours later and there was light. The initial enthusiasm had me going a little overboard with it, but here is it non-the-less!
How to Refine Identity into a Single Name Card.
From reading countless tutorials, i summarized with this:
1) Mind map, re-evaluate what matters, refine it with feedback and then compress in point forms. If uncertain, books + videos.
2) Refine, refine and refine! And squeeze a few of them into a single word. You would have a few words.
3) Jumble words together into a single title.
Dinner is served.
I boiled down to 2 points, after which my cousin prompted ‘you need a tagline!’, 3 more came to place. As a result…
What Lessons In Childhood Is About
From my own map of the world: Lessons are premeditated set of instructions delivered within the guidelines of methodologies, every of which, differs from person to person, but in its very core, designed for a single purpose: to teach. Teachings is an art form of imparting information onto other. Often times, the teachings that tattoos itself into our psyche, comes from life experiences. This blog holds a travel plan to discover the origins of great methodologies from amazing people of all walks of life, on everything that is ‘to teach’, whether or not they are desirable, or undesirable, in both adulthood and in…
To discuss the psychical butterfly effects of childhood. If there is such a thing, then the quality of adulthood is indirectly influenced by the quality of childhood, typically constructed by the lessons imparted by the ‘teachers’ in it, wherever they may come from, whether or not they are constructive or destructive, and whether or not the conventional or
In my ⃜7 -year career as a recreational gymnastics coach, I have met with many role-models whom to me holds some of the best interactions with children, and each of them has similar but unique ideas and methodologies. Most of the time, out of conscious awareness. Tim Ferriss called it ‘implicit competence’ the competency people possess , but are not necessarily aware of. LessonsInChildhood hopes to discover and uncover unconventional ideas, both implicit and explicit on everything that is to do on adult-children communication, not forgetting;
Of what ‘Unconventional + Wisdom’ hopes to remedy. Having grown out of my own shades of greys, we cannot unsee the shades of greys many children are forced upon in their daily lives. The hope is to dwell into and seek wisdom on sensitive topics yet mostly ignored issues in Childhood, faced by both children and adults, on the daily basis. To give meaning to what that truly means, we need the help of
Wisdom has close correlations with belief systems of what is ‘right and wrong’. The term is very tricky as it is very subjective as it is very sensitive, as it is at the same time, very empowering. To search for an appropriate definition of Wisdom, i looked at Maria Popova’s take on it, which fits perfectly into what LessonsInChildhood hopes to achieve.
“…AT THE TOP IS WISDOM WHICH HAS A MORAL COMPONENT, IT IS THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION WORTH REMEMBERING AND KNOWLEDGE THAT MATTERS TO UNDERSTANDING NOT ONLY HOW THE WORLD WORKS BUT ALSO HOW IT SHOULD WORK” – MARIA POPAWICH IN WISDOM IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION.
Squint your eyes and paint over any mistakes.
Mistakes, to other souls, angers, shames and especially, stifles,
the behavioural result- stagnation, inner-outer conflicts, emotional withdrawal or verbal outbursts.
To many of us however, mIstkse are enlightaning, enrichng, esy to brush off. They are errr signls keapin us in alignmnt with ower identy and what we wish to live 4; n when these r penned down to simple sentences, they not only refine for the better, the shrink msitakes into breadcrumbs size to which we can simply brush off without
So i brushed off mine. And ordered another batch . Done!
Perhaps the most important area in refining identity is to distil what matters to what doesn’t to our time on earth. To do that, I cannot recommend The Four Hour Work Week more as one of the go-to books to do just that.
DISCLAIMER: TRUTH TAKES TIME- The epic ending of ALIAS.
And that is how designing name cards can refine and define Identity. Tryit!
Lastly, the reason behind a name card itself, is fairly simple.
With it, the hope is discover amazing people, who has amazing ideologies and Wisdom to share here via weekly quality entries, as blueprints with which the rest of us can fashion unique tools for our trade, to make Childhood an enlightening experience
-End of experimental writing
CREDITS GOES TO MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE JEN WHO HELPED DECIDE FOR ME THE NAME CARD DESIGN.
SHAM WHO GAVE ME A STRAIGHT-TO-THE-FACE OPINION HELPED WITH THE FEELS OF THE BOOK.
AND MY LOVELY COUSIN WHO PROMPTED ‘YOU NEED A CATCHY TAGLINE!’
ALL OF WHICH INITIATED THE BECOMING OF THIS BLOG.
IMAGES ARE FROM VISTAPRINT.COM.SG.
INSPIRATIONS ARE FROM THE DEVINE:)