Kien Bui

Executive Director, The Thai Binh Foundation
Washington, DC, United States

About Kien

Languages

English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Areas of Expertise

Education & Development, healthcare, government affairs

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Kien Bui
Posted over 2 years ago
Are we born with a certain personality type or our experiences shape our personality?
Maybe both. But to answer that question, we have to define "personality." What is it anyway? Does it reflect our characteristics? Will it define who we are as a friend, a son or daughter, or an ordinary person. We often hear people refer to Type A and Type B personalities. Type A refers to people involved in never-ending struggle to achieve more and more in less and less time while Type B refers to those who tend to be easygoing, relaxed, patient... But do we only possess 01, and only one, type of personality for every circumstance? I don't think so. So then do we have multiple personalities? Maybe. Probably yes. Did we have a personality when we were a kid? Probably so. Do we have possess a particular personality, among others, in a particular circumstance now as we have grown up? Yes. Is it the same as our childhood personality? Probably not. That is, we are born with some particular personalities but our experiences growing up shape them dramatically and this process continues until we die.
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Kien Bui
Posted about 3 years ago
Do we live to work? or do we work to live?
You don't live to work. Neither do we work to live. My philosophy is "YOU LIVE TO LOVE AND TO BE LOVED." You live to love your parents, your family members, friends, and acquaintances. You live to love what you do, whatever it be. You live to love the other half. You live to love humanity.
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Kien Bui
Posted about 3 years ago
Which books have inspired you the most?
"Start with Why" by Simon Sinek. This book completely changed the way I thought of the world and the way i operated in it. "Stumbling Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert. An excellent book about happiness "Tuesday with Morie" and "For one more day" by Mitch Albom. These books will change your lives as it changed mine. Often times as we grow up, we run away from our childhood community, our childhood friends, and yes, our parents for the outside world of opportunities because we think we can find happiness there. But the truth is we are running away from the most important sources of happiness.