The best of the best never lean back, and this is wrong. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination… Continue reading Rich people love sociopaths
Why does Warren Buffet live in the same house he bought in 1958, despite his wealth? Why did Mark Zuckerberg buy all the houses around his property? Why did Bill Gates build himself the uber- home? Why did Richard Branson buy an island? Long story, short Your environment is decisive on the decisions you make. The… Continue reading How to make better decisions:
but: always arrive late the couriers suck come in a shitty box you cannot refuse them they’re free because they usually come as a bonus to the very expensive next best things in life also, everyone has them, so no bragging rights and everybody has literally the same free best things in life, nothing custom… Continue reading The best things in life are free,
Rules should be challenged. Laws should be broken. Both laws and rules are conventions we choose to respect so that we are allowed by other humans to thrive on our own. Yet laws are far more complex than rules. Rules should be simple. Laws should be complex. Complex rules and complicated laws are nothing but inflicted… Continue reading It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!
Have you ever asked for a salary increase, and instead of negotiation you got hostility? Have you ever got a salary increase, but spent the next year out-proving yourself to justify the increase? Have you ever been told that the company only expects the best from you? Companies only expect the best, but they only… Continue reading The worst players of capitalism are companies in the labor market.
Persistence is a greater virtue for the lazy. You have the right to arrogance if you make a living from your art. Pride is a worse vice for the gifted. Stubbornness is punished harder on the introvert. Prophecy is ignored when spoken by an extrovert. Culture transforms the exercise of liking into the practice of… Continue reading Perspective
i) Capitalism almost always promotes short-term gains. That’s why newsmax.com, breitbart, fox news crush NY Times, NPR in terms of profitability That is not capitalism’s fault actually. An economic system will NOT by default correct human deficiencies and biases and social mistakes. Capitalism is not a philosophy of good. ii) Capitalism almost always exploits Human’s… Continue reading Defending capitalism
be careful what you wish for, it might just come true If that future it is not socialist, will we be slaves of wages? In that future, if it is too socialist, will capitalism succumb to failed centralised economies? When I won’t own anything what property will my constitution guarantee? In the business of perpetual renting… Continue reading In a future without ownership:
The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Audre Lorde From the little history I’ve read it is for me beyond any reasonable doubt… Continue reading How To Make Sure Human Progress Sticks
.. to be updated, fixed, constructed further, this set of ideas live in my profile until better consistency and meaning is achieved .. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical… Continue reading How to stop the incoming fascism
The opposite of freedom is boredom Freedom is the most important thing for an aware intelligent creature. For an aware intelligent creature freedom is more important than being alive. Freedom is a sentiment, not a state. Because it is not a state, you cannot “bring freedom” anywhere, it is either felt or it isn’t at all.… Continue reading The opposite of freedom is boredom
Because big companies will afford the robot tax, and will get tax breaks and tax brackets, and will fake jobs to get the breaks and into the brackets, and will lobby for conservative tax on robots, and will lobby for a jungle of legal ways to classify robots to be in certain tax classes, and… Continue reading The Robot Tax Is Not Gonna Save Your Job
[facebook url=”https://www.facebook.com/ciprian.muntele.7/videos/10154190955657761/” /] A river of light made of two hundred thousand people in Bucharest. For larger countries this might seem a flashmob, for Romania it is a civic force. In a country stolen from its people, the existence of civic spirit is a miracle. Nobody believes it. A country stolen from its people In this… Continue reading Romania the secret service playground
Almost all predisposition to ignorance is formed in the childhood. Sometimes ignorance is chosen in adulthood. It can be cut off at the source only by great collective effort, which first effort is to acknowledge it exists and that it acts by dragging humanity down. Then by targeting and active action against those who disseminate… Continue reading Discriminating against stupidity
In this day and age normal war of country versus country makes no sense. War today is the war of the political leaders waged on their own people. What seemed to be progress pushed us closer to enabling sociopaths and other emotionally empty or unstable, but charismatic, people to seize power in an unchallenged manner.… Continue reading The arthritis of the world
How to compromise without diminishing yourself? I don’t know exactly, but think about it … Mediocrity comes from middle and height. A human reaching on mediocrity is shortening its stature. Not height, that’d be a horror movie. Stature. We bow to become more average. That is the great work of relationships. How to function independently, how… Continue reading When Sun and Rain compromise, the result is Rainbow.
Two responses stitched together Empathy. The beloved of peace makers. It means according to Google: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. In her recent new Medium hit, Emma Lindsay writes: there is no way for you to know what another person is feeling. I have seen this idea in many other situations dealing… Continue reading How to avoid the Stockholm syndrome
Ok. Here we go: if you don’t participate for participation itself if you want to win instead of experiencing the game if you want to be the best instead of sharing an experience if you want to make it instead of living it if you need the prize instead of friendly embraces if you search… Continue reading Competition is a broken promise
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the great divide: — this is the social schism that has been around since the dawn of civilisation, and it ain’t going away any time soon. People will not get along, never ever, ever. This idea I keep reading that the conservatives will eventually die makes me laugh hysterically and at… Continue reading Liberals Believe in Universal Values, Conservatives Believe in Fundamental Values
A democratic state has two things that make it or break it: common wealth and common will. Even communist states were self entitled democratic, people’s democracy meant that it was assumed that there was a common will. However, what is strange is that everybody cares about the money much more than about the beings. I… Continue reading Why are taxes compulsory, but voting is voluntary?
thank you snopes.com There wouldn’t be any fake diamonds, had we not assigned a huge value to diamonds that look a certain way. We need to redefine the value of truth, to try and shift human behaviour patterns away from self assessment of truthiness and more towards the relativisation of truth itself. There is no truth… Continue reading Why do we expect the truth?
Here is a story: A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said: “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.” I replied: “I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make… Continue reading Capitalism versus humans
The opressed for the opressor may experience: mercy forgiveness compassion Why I believe these words are thrown around so weirdly, well, it is because we’re so bad at googling word definitions and word etymology, and because they tend to press painful wounds when needed. Take a child molester and the adult today molested child. There… Continue reading You cannot have empathy for your oppressors because if you did you’d become your own oppressor
Protect the system they voted against. Why the fuck is everyone whining about one dude so much? There is a system. On January Day when he will have the most awesome egogasm in his life, he’ll also enter the biggest BDSM relationship with the system that keeps the whole US joint working. And the system is the… Continue reading Donald Trump won’t do squat
We’re second after Syria at the rate of diaspora increase, so I ask: does population extraction exist as a globalization strategy or effect? I live in Eastern Europe, a place we like to self promote as CEE, which means Central and Eastern Europe, but don’t be fooled, it is only eastern in everyone’s mind, whatever central… Continue reading Romania: too much of a good thing
European culture pounded on to be reduced to the Roman nostalgia and Medieval Fantasy What if the world stops appropriating the american way? The american way, the american dream, the american identity is a culture of freedom, cowboys, feet raised on the desk, cigar and whiskey, brash dreaming and freedom to build fences, the cult of the… Continue reading Cultural export and identity politics
An idol has fallen and the thickness of disappointment is suffocating I live in the middle of nowhere so excuse my ignorance. I like mr. Taleb’s ideas a lot but his last article, The Intellectual Yet Idiot left me completely unimpressed, even more, a tad surprised that someone of his caliber could descend into such… Continue reading TIL: Nassim Taleb is a Trump supporter
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — — I believe this snippet of text to be what guides the world as we speak: a proposal that worked so… Continue reading The pursuit of joy
The return of the prodigal son What are we all striving for? Isn’t it for a better future and if so, isn’t this “better” quite practical, if you come to think of it. I mean, sure, there are so many things which mean “a better future” conceptually, but they’re dwarfed by the incisive sharpness of immediate… Continue reading What is commonly accepted utility?
one meaning assigned George Orwell got this one wrong There are some forms of art, literature, visual and other, which are so grand that you cannot go around them, no matter how much you try. I wish I had found another example, rather than referencing Nineteen Eighty-Four, yet again, but it is simply too good and too… Continue reading Beware of singlethink!
Are we blind to the fact that we have a religious concept guiding our economical theory? Free market and invisible hands What is this “invisible hand” madness? Why are we so convinced that the “market” can handle itself, while we’re depending on it with everything, from our present health to our entire species’ future? In… Continue reading Would you ride an untamed horse?
we came for profit! I fully support the EU Commission’s decision about Apple, even if, in the end, Apple or the Irish officials will win the appeal. There is a tremendous good and positive social message sent by the EU Commission, on making the Irish government take back from Apple the tax it itself helped to eschew.… Continue reading Why Apple is wrong, even if innocent
This is why we can’t have beautiful things Every four years we get elections. Every once in a while we have some technological break through. Every week or so I get into some argument about normality and people call me a socialist. I am not a socialist, I am a person striving for complete individualization,… Continue reading The dollhouse life
Whenever you feel like you’re left out of the game understand this: you are in the game all right, it’s just that you’re not playable. This idea got to me from a comic: http://forlackofabettercomic.com/?id=227 I saw this a while ago and it stuck with me. Surely, the reason for which I remembered this comic is… Continue reading The Game Is Not Rigged, You Are An NPC
Oh God, I had such high hopes for this story, and here I am at the end of it feeling empty and down. You know why? Because it is a long and polished explanation of how shitty labor represents, actually, one’s destiny. Let me explain, please. Nobody should do those “labors that are necessary”. In… Continue reading Nobody should do those “labors that are necessary”.
maybe I am not allowed to use this image … It is the time of doers. It’s gonna take a while for the age of thinkers to come again. Every success story today is more about accomplishing what we call “wealth creation”, and less about what we call “good creation”. Sure, maybe you are one who… Continue reading Why you should be bored of this revolution
I think this sums up the whole problem in several aspects of our global society: finance — regulations are the missing ingredient that spoiled the whole industry with unpunished theft commerce — regulations are the missing barriers that allow crappy products to put solid businesses out of business on price wars movement — regulations on the movement of people is the… Continue reading Freedom does not mean deregulation
Say, do you know the difference between: normality as defined by majority, and normality as defined by society? What is the difference between society and majority? Society is time bound. Majorities are interest bound. When you heard Obama say “on the wrong side of history” he was talking about society. When you hear Trump say… Continue reading Click to see which kind of normal you are
The reason most of the rule mazes exist is the same exact reason for which there are 613 commandments in the old testament: dumb uneducated hordes. It might sound like shit to hear one thinking with sweeping generalizations about society and call people dumb and uneducated. But, allow my transgression, for illustration purposes, the truth is people… Continue reading Libertarianism seems to work only in a society made of intelligent and educated people.
Instead of resting. I mean seriously, why would God need rest anyway? Who are we kidding? The truth is God was gone on the seventh day, probably attending to Her other billion projects, leaving the universe in this unfinished state. He hasn’t been seen around since, so, with six days of divine attention, we’re blessed with… Continue reading What God should have done on the 7th day
Doesn’t the Internet solve the representativity problem? Will we continue to need a handful of “special” people to “represent” us? Shouldn’t we all already be political actors in society having power, real power into the back pockets of our trousers? Can’t we just disrupt the government already? Didn’t technology already shake the establishment enough so… Continue reading Are you wondering?
copyright as seen in the photo There are current events happening in the world that, once again, put face to face the two opposing factions of the democracy capitalism tango: socialism and liberalism. Truth be told, liberals are far more successful than socialists. That’s the bare truth, as upsetting as this may sound. The rich, the… Continue reading Life is socialist, evolution is liberal
The single main role of a state is to constantly grow the quality of life for the people who make the state exist: the citizens. Patriotism is bullshit because it is based on genetic factors which are among the most unfair and inhuman factors to consider placing in the foundation of a society or national… Continue reading More socialist ideas
or people. If we pretend otherwise we’ll continue to fail in admitting the new player in our society, a long lasting one that we should both fear and control. You know, corporations are people. This guy is right, but for the wrong reason: It is not because “everything corporations do, goes back to people”, the… Continue reading The plural of person is corporation,
by John Lennon, revived as corporate artificial intelligence Imagine there’s no heavenOnly solar power that we own,No hell below usOnly politicised oil,Imagine all the people,Paying for their days! Imagine there’s no countriesOnly emergent economies,Nothing to kill or die forOther than market share,Imagine all the people,Consuming their life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamerBut… Continue reading Imagine
Dear wonderful teenager, please, stop dreaming of being a soldier. I know, this is a lot to ask of you. But think about this: that which you call meaning and purpose which an army might offer is the invention of other people. That’s it, nothing more, nothing less. The bare truth is that nobody knows… Continue reading We need no soldiers
Cities should have no cars. Cars are the wrong means of transportation in a city. We require solid public transit options. Driving around on the streets of a city should be accompanied by a super high cost premium or forbidden by all means. Everything would work better from police to paramedics to getting to work… Continue reading My socialist ideas
Did you click? Good. Now continue. Here, this is gonna be hard, really hard, trust me i need to pamper y’all. It is a heavy solution which cuts like a scalpel and hurts just as bad. There’s gonna be blood. The main factor responsible for the deepening inequality is inheritance, in particular the extensiveness of it.… Continue reading An idea to solve inequality
Wait out your bad days, bad months and bad years. Don’t think deeper than the random thoughts of everyday. Imagine you’re all good. Not good, perfect. By the time one has a middle age crisis, you’ll be a solid human being with no doubts whatsoever, full of certainty, predictable and serene. You shall know thyself… Continue reading Know thyself the easy way
This damned theory, which governs our life plans, assumes that happiness is reached at the top of a pyramid of needs, and, until you get there, you must figure out more immediate problems like food, shelter or safety. On the basis of this model, a whole set of directions have been set in our society,… Continue reading Forget Maslow! Everything Is Basic Need.