Life : An Everlasting Question
 
I will not ask myself: what's the meaning of life?

Since I've eventually understood: it is myself who should be asked by life itself!

 

人生之所谓价值,既不在功名利禄,亦不在爱恨情愁,而只在他对其生命,思考到的深度。不同的深度形成不同的风格,而风格就是人本身。——生命需要尼采般的思考!

“谁终将点燃闪电,必长久深自缄默;谁终将声震人间,必长久如云飘泊。”——尼采


I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle, as with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ... Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.                                                                         —— Steve Jobs

         


Tsinghua Life:
  I joined Tsinghua University after Ph.D. graduation, leading a small group focusing on Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobile Internet. This is a new startpoint of my life --- I'm not a student any more :)

College Life:
  My college life lasts for up to 11 years (4 years' undergraduate + 3 years' master + 4 years' Ph.D.) --- definitely too long for a person!

My undergraduate life in Nanjing University is paradoxical. The things I got couldn't make myself happy, and I was too conservative to do my favorite things, to seek for my favorite girls, and to make my favorite friends.

Then I believe the old saying --- "God always treats everybody fairly!" He gave me talents and awards in my first 22 years, but tricked me with the most severe punishment and deepest pain in the first half year of my graduate life. Heaven taught me the most profound but precious lesson of my life, which made me think deeply of myself, introspect my elapsed time, see clearly of the people and society, and understand why the past time is as such. The wound hurt me deeply, but didn't knock me down. It brought me pain, but also with patience, rationality, wisdom, maturity, faith and belief. Most importantly, this dark period led me to pursue my favorite things bravely and guided me to a real, cruel but valuable life. Therefore, I called this period the NIRVANA of my whole life, to express such a fatal change of myself.

After nearly one year's industrial life as a software engineer in Marvell (a world-leading semiconductor and electronic circuit design company), I  returned to my college life as a Ph.D. student in Peking University, Beijing. Being a hunsband, I felt very strong pressure in money (in particular in Beijing, the capital city of China) which often made me sleep badly and live painfully during the first and second years of my Ph.D. life. Then I went to University of Minnesota - Twin Cities to spend my third Ph.D. year in USA, which was generally great and happy, full of freedom, independence and thinking. I passed the Ph.D. defense on June 8, 2013. 


High School:
  During the 6 years of high school, most of my time was spent on learning --- attending classes, finishing homework and struggling with too many examinations. I felt myself very naive and innocent during this period. I was immersed in studying, but had neglected too much fun of life.

Childhood:
  I spent most of my childhood time in Guoshu Village, until Apr. 1995 when I was brought to the downtown of Funing to prepare and take part in the entrance exam of high school. That was a carefree and colorful period of my life, and a lot of nice things were left in my memories such as the green open country, golden rice paddy, limpid brooks and a great deal of fish and langouste.

Birth:
  On August 7th 1983, I was born in a quiet village --- Guoshu Village, which belongs to Funing Town, Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China. Almost all my relatives live in Funing Town, a peaceful and ordinary town without famous people or well-known things. Yancheng City lies to the north of the Changjiang River, and it is underdeveloped. Jiangsu Province is rich and beautiful, named as "a land teeming with fish and rice".