Personal Web Page of S.Y. Yuen, Kelvin

 

Nice Songs

 

What are You Seeking

師恩難忘

Love (One Another)

 

Nice Messages

 

不追求卓越不行 是誰要我做人生勝利組?

 

Good Quotes

 

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

 

“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

 

Readings

 

Purpose in Life (The Four Levels of Happiness)

 

Book: “New Proofs for the Existence of God” by Fr. R.J. Spitzer (2010). The book is available in CityU library.

 

Near Death Experiences Scientific Studies (original link)

 

Am I Listening to God or the Other Guy? Three Rules for Discerning Spirits

 

Comments on the Four Levels of Happiness

 

I try to teach my child to look for Level 3 happiness. I think it is a much healthier way to study and life.

 

Some salient points to be noted are:

1.      The theory is not to say that higher level happiness is more important than lower level happiness. ALL levels of happiness are important to our well beings.

2.      It is rather to say that pursuing higher level happiness is more meaningful than lower level happiness.

3.      If pursuing Level 2 happiness, one would not be really happy in all of the following situations: i) losing; ii) drawing; iii) winning.  People in ii) are never satisfied with themselves. People in iii) are under a lot of pressure to continue to perform.

4.      People in iii) develop contempt or a condescending attitude towards losers if Level 2 is their dominant mode of happiness. Interestingly, others will show the same attitude towards them if they lose. 

5.      People who are learning to switch from Level 2 to 3 may go through a stage of comparing magnitude of contributions, which is a Level 2 idea. Actually, pursuing Level 3 happiness is not about comparing the magnitude of contributions. Also, the amount of contributions may become more or less as we grow older and it’s alright.

 

For more details, please refer to the book:  The Spirit of Leadership, Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations” by Fr. R.J. Spitzer (2000). Also see “Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life, A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People” by Fr. R.J. Spitzer (2008). Both books are available in CityU library.

 

Nice Violin Performances

 

Jennifer Jeon - Far Away in the Depths of my Spirit  violin solo  with words

Jennifer Jeon - Thank You, I Did Not Realize  violin solo

 

Nice Badminton Messages 

 

鍥而不捨

陳祉嘉.慢慢來

 

About me

 

Dr. Yuen is married and has a lovely thirteen-year-old daughter. In his spare time, he likes playing badminton, violin, movies, reading, and strategic games.  His favourite schools are St. Peter’s Primary School, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and University of Sussex; and amongst many good teachers, Ms. Yip (葉啟貞老師), Mr. Chi Hung Chiu (趙子雄老師) (in primary school), Dr. Dennis Leung (in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Prof. David Hogg (in University of Sussex) are particularly noteworthy teachers that have influenced him positively.

 

 

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