My Summer Plan in 2018

A few days ago, I concocted a reading list for my whole summer, but soon I realized that it was too much and would be very stressful if I could follow it through. The aspiration to swig the knowledge and satisfy my curiosity always rushes me and makes me overestimate the usage of my mental power; however, my desire to guarantee the time affluence can counterbalance it. In my high-dimensional psychological world, doing nothing for a while is also an important thing to do. I wish I could achieve more without sowing the seeds of stress and unhappiness, but reality teaches me that that is just hard.

Anyway, I will use one-quarter of the working time to explore some psychological theories; meanwhile, I will continue my journey of meditation. All of these are helpful in optimizing my mental space. The first book I am going to finish listening is “Why you are who you are”.

The second thing I want to get devoted to is blogging. It is a little shame that I have not written anything since the first post. My thought of writing has kept fluctuating, in other words, I had not made up my mind to write regularly, which is a huge task. Perhaps the fear of free expression as a Chinese still hangs over me from time to time; anyway, I need to break this old mental habit. I need to write and I will! However, I won’t set myself an aim, but I am happy as long as I can finish one article.

Another book I want to finish reading is Judea Pearl’s new book “The book of Why: the New Science of Cause and Effect”, it always helps to learn from a great mind.

The last perhaps also the most thing to do is to enjoy the summer and no serious work!

Chao (Cico) Zhang
PhD Candidate of Bioinformatics