Your Happiness May Depends Upon Genes

Gene is unit of heredity in all living organisms. A gene is part of a DNA molecule within the nucleus of all cells. Each gene codes for a particular protein. Thus a gene is a unit of the inheritable characteristics of the organism. Humans have tens of thousands of different genes; these determine the phenotype of the individual.

According to new study our level of happiness throughout life is strongly influenced by the genes with which we were born.

An Edinburgh University study of identical and non-identical twins suggests genes may control half the personality traits keeping us happy. The other half is linked to lifestyle, career and relationships.

So if you are not happy, just blame to your genes ;). On a related note positive thinking may improve overall life.

=> Genes ‘play key happiness role’

w00t – Word of the Year 2007

wOOt word is often used in Internet chat rooms and forums. It also used by gamers as an expression of happiness, joy, and excitement. Now w00t named as the word of the year for 2007. According to John Morse, the President of Merriam-Webster:

“w00t” was an ideal choice for the Word of the Year because it blends whimsy and new technology.

This year’s winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t (“leet,” or “elite”) speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double “o” in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the exclamation is also known to be an acronym for “we owned the other team”—again stemming from the gaming community.

Read more: Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007

My Linux Teaching experience

No one is born knowing how to live. Knowledge comes with learning. I’m a teacher and as they said ‘No teacher is without fault’ and there is no such thing as a perfect guru.

Teaching Linux, I have come realise that people are receptive to criticism and advice much more than we believe them to be. As a teacher I need to guide student, and not to shout at him/her or call him/her an idiot when she makes a mistake. I have to always start where he/she is and work from that position. Only then I can create an urge in him to know more. Oh boy, when I see my students moving faster than me and masters the art, it gives me more happiness.

And that is why I share knowledge with others via this tiny site/forum. Freely sharing knowledge with others has two distinct advantages.

* By helping others to improve, I can contribute to the growth of Linux and to the growth of others.
* Shearing knowledge helps me too. To be frank it improves my own understanding as I attempt to teach others and always challenged by their questions.

I hope others can learn something from my experience and contribute back to Linux and your good teaching will helps others.