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Advice to young scientists

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A letter to a young scientist

Each beginning in a new profession is challenging, no matter the sphere one has chosen. At first, it looks like it isn't such a great effort but as soon as one realizes the size of the journey that has been undertaken it gets more and more appalling to continue. It is not rare that a lack of confidence and support scares and finally fails students and young scientific researchers. Here is a motivational speech by the world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson that will make young scientists think twice before they abandon their dream.

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7 motivational thought that will bring you a step further to your dreams

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Friday motivational thoughts

1. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

2. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is the best.
- St. Jerome

3. If you're going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

4. It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
- Aristotle
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Alan Watts' Life Advice Will Leave You Speechless

Credit: Alan Watts in middle age, bearded, with pipe and beads; via Wikipedia

One of The Most Eye Opening Videos Ever

Alan Watts was an influential British writer, theologian, and philosopher. The conventional academics often underestimated his work and labeled him "New Age" or "Hippie" guru. In fact, he specialized Eastern Philosophy and was especially concerned in elucidating it for western audiences. He dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom he obtained throughout his studies and life experience. Moreover, he was a great speaker showing unsurpassed eloquence and delivering skills. Alan Watts left a significant body of work, which includes 25 books and more than 400 audio recordings. Here you can enjoy three of his short speeches. What are the essences of dream, illusion, and reality? What happens after we die? How could we stop worrying and be calm with ourselves? These and many more topics are discussed during the video. Don't hesitate but let the wisdom goes through your body and soul.


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Motivational Quotes

Credit: Portrait of the American artist Andy Warhol at his exhibition dedicated to Black transvestites in the US. Ferrara, November 1975

  Andy Warhol

"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what."
"My mother didn't love me." So what.
"My husband won't ball me. So what.
"I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what.
I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget."

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol



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Thought to reflect on

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  Ray Bradbury

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't "try" to do things. You simply "must" do things."


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Dream Big

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The Light in the Heart by Roy T. Bennett

"Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don't just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live."




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Motivational Quotes: Louis Pasteur

Image credit: Louis Pasteur in his laboratory, painting by A. Edelfeldt in 1885; via Wikipedia

Knowledge belongs to humanity

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world."
– Louis Pasteur



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Motivational Quotes: Try again!

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

- Samuel Beckett


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Insights: Virginia Woolf

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Enjoy the little daily miracles. Here is one!...

"What is the meaning of life? That was all - a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one."

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


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Insights: Failure Is Your Best Teacher to Achieve Success

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THOMAS EDISON: AN INOVATOR AND... A MOTIVATOR 

Thomas Edison, America's greatest investor as they call him, left us  1093 U.S. patents and 2,332 patents worldwide. He was the father of some of the most important inventions that changes our life completely - the authomatic telegraph (a more development version of Samuel Morse's invention), the carbon telephone transmitter, the light bulb, the phonograph, the movie camera and viewer, the alkaline storage car battery... 

And not only this! Thomas Edison was one of the first inventors who worked with teams of researchers and employees, founded the first industrial laboratory for research and development, and thus laid the foundations of organized science.

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