[A lot of the experience was based on reflection, you have to have to dots in order to connect, while many young people want to know what they are supposed to do next 15 year. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way.]
Q: What is the thing that you are most not satisfied with yourself?
A: The thing that comes to mind immediately is my appetite for sweetness, even for my coffee, I tried not to put sugar but then I have cookie or bread with some sugar. I have tried my best to eliminate this habit, but I haven’t really succeeded. However, I do excises regularly and not eat after 4 pm which is quite helpful to balance it down. I have been consisted with this practice, still I would like to get to a place where I am not picking in sugar at all.
Did you know that sugar is the most dangerous addiction? It’s more dangerous than smoking? It is right up there with alcohol. There are no law against sugar while it has caused many people to have problems.
Q: What was your dream when you were 18?
A: I don’t think I had figured it out until recently that I have a clearer idea. When I was 18, I had no idea what I wanted to do professionally. But I did have top 10 to-do-list including surfing, playing guitar, programming computer. One thing that I am glad to have tackle is to program computer. I have spent a lot of time learning about software development and programming. That is somewhat that took off in the bucket list. I need to redo the guitar thing because I struggle to consistently continue playing guitar, it has been always on and off.
It is after 20 years then I look back to figure out the pattern. One of the patterns, my first job after college was selling software that happened with psychology to make selling strategy so I started to learn more about psychology. After my PhD I came back to Thailand at GSSE, this is not a psychology program, so I kept myself bearing away from psychology but still doing stuff related to psychology. For example, I helped to establish our admission process in selecting students. For the past years, I have helped the organizations to understand their employees’ psychology so I find myself coming back to psychology assessment. Thus now the direction I will focus on is blending my interest in technology with psychology, in other words, how to use data to understand people.
A lot of the experience was based on reflection, you have to have to dots in order to connect so many young people want to know what they are supposed to do next 15 years, sometimes it doesn’t work that way. You have to do many different things and figure out your path, unlike some people are lucky, they know exactly their intention at 5 or 10.
From Ajarn Paul.