Universal Basic Illusion

What’s up with this universal income thing? To me, Universal Basic Income represents giving up. It is a statement about the rich being so rich and owning so much of everything that they are basically creating an imaginary economy with the sole purpose of preserving their status. Universal basic income is a way for the… Continue reading Universal Basic Illusion

Incompetence

Let’s blame the people. They’re at fault. You darn mask not wearing humans! Let’s blame humanity. Let’s hide our faces and failures by telling people they’re doing it wrong. At the same time let’s never focus, never get our shit together, never prune, never burn the weeds. Let’s allow the same old branches suck the… Continue reading Incompetence

Things which don’t belong together

Our so touted “World Peace” owes to corruption far more than it does to capitalist globalized commerce. It is one of the optimists’ worst founded ideas. The truth is mankind’s deepest superstition. There is no objective truth, other than mathematical truth. Everything else being subjective is, eventually not true. The large majority of people never… Continue reading Things which don’t belong together

The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

An opinion. Google and Facebook live and breathe privacy sold to advertisers, governments and manipulative systems of mass deception. Old news. However, for business purposes, I wonder, how much tracking and fingerprinting is enough? Do businesses actually want to strip the consumer of any kind of cognitive effort? Then what kind of experience is that?… Continue reading The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

Work division and romance

I think that if we were to choose the greatest breaker of romantic relationships is applying work division principles to chores. If you’re after the increase of efficienciencies while playing house, you will get either one of divorce, therapy or a dysfunctional family — given the exception where both parties are high functioning sociopaths. When playing house efficiencies… Continue reading Work division and romance

Marketing, the art of buying customers

Marketing is meant to find out what people expect or want, deliver the results to the product team, and then communicate the results of product development or innovation to the people, so that people find out that their problems have been solved and expectations met. I’m sorry that’s old news. New news is marketing is… Continue reading Marketing, the art of buying customers

Gratuitous Gratitude Hides Habits

Beware of habits as they turn choices into destiny. I can find no other concept more oversold than gratitude. It is like gratitude is the single most rewarding emotion that humans are able to feel. However, in my experiences so far, this is not the case. Being grateful on demand is a wisely distorted blackmail: what… Continue reading Gratuitous Gratitude Hides Habits

What is work ethic?

You can’t teach someone work ethic. You can’t. “Work ethic is a belief that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character”, Wikipedia instructs. In my past 18 years of professional interaction with people, I found that work ethic is a deeply personal experience which… Continue reading What is work ethic?

Status update

Most of the people on this planet are currently upset. Some of them are also sad. There is a huge gap between what you expect and what you accomplish. Expectations are all so high because of things you neither control nor asked for. Accomplishments are so little because we’re highly rewarded for doing insignificant work.… Continue reading Status update

Pro choice does not mean the right to not have children.

The “choice” is the right to not have your children. Important distinction. You should make it. Balls are not for money shot fluid. Wombs are not for beach body support. Both are for producing new humans. We’re raising a generation of men and women who view having children as entirely optional, and I believe this… Continue reading Pro choice does not mean the right to not have children.

To be straight, don’t be gay.

The truth about the gay community is that the stage of complete acceptance into an overwhelming straight majority is very far, simply because not being gay is part of the definition of being straight. You see, people have always known, deep inside, that sexuality is fluid and that sexuality only rarely manifests externally solely based… Continue reading To be straight, don’t be gay.

Manipulation works because people like to get smart for free.

People want to be smart by default. You can see it in the way a child becomes frustrated if another child understands faster whatever information. The manipulated gets information and arguments and chains of inference and deduction with no effort. They do not verify information because they have the same. human problem with giving back… Continue reading Manipulation works because people like to get smart for free.

Change your denominator.

Being a human in this day and age got limited. I feel like those kind of questions which were asked once with great reverence, are today barely referenced as conversation starters. People don’t want to go in depth anymore. What scarred me is that the shallowness is not the kind you find at careless teenagers… Continue reading Change your denominator.

To people who don’t eat animals

You are doing it wrong The right way to not eat animals correctly is, behold: don’t eat animals Whoa, imagine that. I mean, literally, that is all you have to do. But you’re failing at it. I am tired of articles eliciting this kind of self hatred that supposedly should make people stop eating meat and animal… Continue reading To people who don’t eat animals

Actually, the world is eating software

Aren’t we lovely when we’re delusional? Er, I mean all high on hope. When you think of software eating the world you imagine: an automated heaven, filled with people being paid for leisure time a symphony of orchestrated machinery, working for some hard coded greater good hidden, but constantly communicating, systems that combine streams of data… Continue reading Actually, the world is eating software

Rich people love sociopaths

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

The 14 Forms Of People

The checkbox people I am one. Has a list, must check it all. The radio button people They find one aspect of life and identify completely with it. The textarea people I’d like to be one of these. The interesting ones but also potentially boring folk. The text input people They’re very good at oneliners. The dropdown select people Like… Continue reading The 14 Forms Of People

Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Is it legal to be a stunt man? It is.Is it legal to be a miner? It is.Is it legal to be a stunt pilot? It is.Is it legal to be a deep sea fisherman? It is.Is it legal to be a lumberjack? It is. Do people flock to do these types of extremely dangerous… Continue reading Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Dear girls,

you are not as fat as you think you are. Actually stop thinking about fat. Altogether. Fat this, fat that, fuck fat. There is nothing interesting about it. It is simply another kind of calorie supplier, just like protein and carbs. Did you ever hear anyone say, “honey you’ve gotten too proteic!”? Hell, I haven’t! Fun… Continue reading Dear girls,

The worst players of capitalism are companies in the labor market.

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.

You do not need to consume

Consumption is not an actual need, it is a necessity Needs differ from necessities, because humans can rationalize adversity. Rationalisation is the action of attempting to explain or justify behaviour or an attitude with logical reasons, even if these are not appropriate. A need is solvable adversity. For all adversity too complex to solve we… Continue reading You do not need to consume

Defending capitalism

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

Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

Are you thinking about having it all? You know, a baby, a spouse, a multi million dollar golden parachute crowning your executive level career, yearly vacation time, healthy eating, exercise, sex, spirituality and philosophical musings about the amazement of existing? That’s not even an exhaustive list. You know the exhaustive list is infinite, don’t you?… Continue reading Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

How to stop the incoming fascism

.. 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

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

The Robot Tax Is Not Gonna Save Your Job

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

Be predictable

The problem with market research is that consumers don’t think how they feel. They don’t say what they think and don’t do what they say — David Ogilvy. This one insight about market research is in fact the gist of personal development. Actually, if you think about it, striving to be an ideal consumer could very well turn… Continue reading Be predictable

Technology makes the common too uncommon

or how common sense became luxury. I’m an ultra selective guy and I’m not proud of it. It grew into a genuine nightmare. That’s why I neither recommend, nor endorse, such an attitude. However for those who already have it, the end of the world might come faster than for the others. Why? Because the ubiquity… Continue reading Technology makes the common too uncommon

“I have nothing against gays, I just don’t like their culture”

The problem with tolerance I have heard this sentence in the title a lot of times. And I mean a lot. I used to say it in my twenties too. Then I looked at myself in the mirror and thought about it. Year after year the rot in it crystallized more and more and at… Continue reading “I have nothing against gays, I just don’t like their culture”

Santa is a simulated schizophrenia

Oh look flying reindeer piloted by an eternal human who commands an army of elves and watches all children of the world 365 days a year Folks, Christmas is one thing but Santa, Santa is a different one. It is something that this millennia should phase out of childhood. When I’ll have the chance of raising… Continue reading Santa is a simulated schizophrenia

Liberals Believe in Universal Values, Conservatives Believe in Fundamental Values

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

Black Mirror makes me want to scroll that Facebook feed into oblivion

Is Black Mirror trying to scare or to scar? So I have finally gone through the entire available third season of Black Mirror. It’s been a sad journey. No, strike that, the damn thing got me downright depressed. I mean it. Sad. Not bad. High quality show, nothing to say here. It’s just that, damn, after… Continue reading Black Mirror makes me want to scroll that Facebook feed into oblivion

You cannot have empathy for your oppressors because if you did you’d become your own oppressor

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

Incipient sickness

I hate the expression: you don’t get to [place human emotional craving here] It is the new way of emotional punishing: crush their oxytocin levels by openly reflective reverse empathy. Who the fuck gave you power over what I get to? Your weird crappy prescription morality? Your obvious logical superiority? And gawd is this popular!… Continue reading Incipient sickness

Porn thrives because of bees and flowers

Women don’t barter sex. Women barter men’s emotional fulfillment. Am I late to the party for a rant? To clear up confusion upfront, I am here to defend porn. In case you haven’t read Emma Lindsay’s piece on how porn makes men terrible in bed, you should. It is a valid point, which she later… Continue reading Porn thrives because of bees and flowers

Don’t change the man in the mirror, change the world in my eyes

Science advances one funeral at a time, said Max Planck. This is a greater truth than it first appears: if you want to change the world, start early. If you are some teenager browsing Medium and find this article by a remote chance and you feel the drive to make this planet better or drive humanity… Continue reading Don’t change the man in the mirror, change the world in my eyes

What is commonly accepted utility?

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?