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

Is there a Tinder for friends?

An OKCupid for finding people who like you, that you like back. A place where sex is secondary, some possible distant outcome. A place where everyone has zero interest in finding a significant other, but total commitment in finding significant people. I’m thinking swipe right to mean “I’d like to hang out with you”. Facebook… Continue reading Is there a Tinder for friends?

This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

Elon Musk pretends to know shit about rockets. Listen, your brain is very good at two things: making structure out of unstructured data finding patterns in structured data The brain is great at figuring out how to organize streams of unknown data, and we call this process understanding. The brain is great at recognizing patterns in… Continue reading This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

The best things in life are free,

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,

Medium feels worse than blogging

​I’m finding it harder and harder to write on Medium. First of all, apparently I currently write only for a few members of Medium.com, which I could name by heart if I wanted to, and that’s actually a problem because I shouldn’t know their names, because I have over 2000 followers. Yet, the more followers I… Continue reading Medium feels worse than blogging

Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

“all humans are motivated to seek pleasure and avoid pain, to seek hope and avoid fear, and finally, to seek social acceptance and avoid rejection.” ― Nir Eyal, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products First, ignore pleasure Pleasure is temporary. Pleasure comes to you without your effort of seeking it out. The only thing you have to… Continue reading Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

They say money can’t buy happiness. But did you ever try to buy it without money? 😉 Ha! I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included. True story. I tried to buy happiness with work. I got happiness with so many strings attached, I couldn’t enjoy a second of it because I was… Continue reading I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

As any of the above you have a direct vested interest in people quitting their jobs, following their dreams, starting up companies, as many as possible, loosing sight of the immediate to focus on some hazy future success, feel under appreciated, feel like they’re lost, feel like a failure, feel bad in general, or mediocre.… Continue reading It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

It Appears That Understanding Racism Is An Intellectual Milestone. It Really Isn’t.

It is just painful to see you’re not special. White culture can’t be appropriated because it is currently being shoved down every other race’s throat. All over the fucking world. White culture can only be rejected. We whites can complain about that. Inside what we call the “Western Civilisation” the only race that can be racist… Continue reading It Appears That Understanding Racism Is An Intellectual Milestone. It Really Isn’t.

I hate the MVP culture

In product development, the minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development. (the wiki) This is what happens when efficiency concepts permeate culture. The MVP, a good idea gone bad: Tinder the MVP of dating Online dating as the MVP of courtship… Continue reading I hate the MVP culture

Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his humanity

Survival is instinctive but humanity is optional. Some people opt out of it. I Milo Hanrahan quit from this whole “human” blusshit fulltime job! If a fascist regime actually happens and mr. Hanrahan (I wonder, considering his opinions, why didn’t he stick with his birth assigned name) … anyway … if mr. Milo Hanrahan gets persecuted for being a… Continue reading Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his humanity

“An editor can publish a story, but if nobody shares it, it might as well never have been written.”

In case you wonder about those stats: “readers are the new publishers” A Medium user can publish a story, a medium publication can publish a story, but if nobody shares it, it might as well never have been written. This is how it works folks. Because we rely on humans. Can’t we make machines do the… Continue reading “An editor can publish a story, but if nobody shares it, it might as well never have been written.”

The arthritis of the world

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

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

War Has No Good Side. None.

War is shit. We all know that. But there is this commonly accepted idea that war has some good sides. The first one, always brought up is that war makes technology and science advance faster. This is wrong: war by itself is nothing but a setback for science and technology because standalone knowledge which doesn’t… Continue reading War Has No Good Side. None.

Fed up with feed up

So Gary Vaynerchuk does it again. He gave the world his branded recipe for mediocrity: document don’t create Well shit. This means, more cat photos and food with filters and listicles with 22 advice for every 22 year old. This means more people spewing into the world’s feeds their particular experience as a template for just… Continue reading Fed up with feed up

You know what annoys me?

Things that don’t connect. This article has full spoilers on Arrival and Florence Foster Jenkins. We went to the movies. We had Trump in our minds. We did a weekend full of chores and decided to soothe that with the wonder of moving pictures. Twice. Saturday, Arrival. Sunday, Florence Foster Jenkins. And Trump. I wrote an… Continue reading You know what annoys me?

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

Romania: too much of a good thing

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

Cultural export and identity politics

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

Women are not crazy, men are lazy

A harsh truth that happens to make a rhyme I have found in my searches and learning that, apparently, the real history of mankind is built on various answers to the question of questions: what do women want? And somehow, almost always, the answer was power. My fellow men, you’ve been misguided and so have I.… Continue reading Women are not crazy, men are lazy

Why you should be bored of this revolution

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

Were you born yesterday? Here is everything you need to know: (I)

A clear introduction to Humanity for the children of tomorrow Part I Welcome, I will be your guide for successful integration into Humanity. Our first plan will cover time. Time is our perception of the global phenomenon of increasing entropy. We humans generally split time in three parts: past — a quick skim on what happened present — a detailed… Continue reading Were you born yesterday? Here is everything you need to know: (I)

Living with terror

Striking fear into people is not what it used to be. Starting with Charlie Hebdo and finishing with Nice, terror became the brand of stupidity at a global level. Unlike the 9/11 reaction of the Bush administration who launched into a frenzy of wars as a form of retaliation, the European Countries and the European… Continue reading Living with terror

Ban forbidding prohibited illegal interdictions

When you remove the three “i”s, incest, illness and involuntary, it is impossible to morally justify abortion. At the same time, you don’t have to remove anything at all to see, it is impossible to morally justify forbidding abortion. Because life is important it’s hard to shrink the odds of it, but because we are… Continue reading Ban forbidding prohibited illegal interdictions

So Holly Wood banned me. Does interactivity have such a high cost in 2016?

When you get banned by the people you agree with you start thinking about your faith in humanity … I am reading her articles for as long as I am on Medium. There was a time when I was checking Medium, despite my anger on listicles, before users could be blocked, before the feed could be… Continue reading So Holly Wood banned me. Does interactivity have such a high cost in 2016?

All of Romania roots for Bernie Sanders!

Around here, in this particular forsaken land in Easten Europe, there is an old joke: The ultimate plan for Romania’s prosperity: declare war on the US and then surrender! Now, Bernie Sanders has good reason to invade Romania. We’ve been waiting for this development for ages around here, we finally have something the americans want:… Continue reading All of Romania roots for Bernie Sanders!

Twenty three lists in one medium search

If you want to stop clicking listicles, this is it! Stare at lists of lists: 3 Ways Family Businesses Give Female Millennial Entrepreneurs an Advantage 5 Female Millennial Entrepreneur Fears and How to Manage Them 453 Ways the Youth Are Shaping the World 3 Step-Guide to Stop Undermining Yourself as a Female Millennial Entrepreneur 10 Steps to… Continue reading Twenty three lists in one medium search

I hate geo copyright because it rapes me intellectually

God damn it, is copyright meant to make me feel deaf and blind? This shitty geographical fencing against distribution is raping my senses on a daily basis. What the fuck is wrong with you people? How can you possibly believe this is normal, to actually tell me that a video or an audio is not… Continue reading I hate geo copyright because it rapes me intellectually

Forget Maslow! Everything Is Basic Need.

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.

2050, we’ll still be burning witches

How a church won 300 hours of every child’s life Mr. Reagan in 1984 was asking “why can’t the freedom to acknowledge God be enjoyed again by children in every schoolroom across this land?”. Thirty years later we still have the question polarizing people, this time on the other side of the planet. In my… Continue reading 2050, we’ll still be burning witches

Letter to the struggling creator of anything

Dear creative human, You are always busy. New ideas, new work, new output every hour after hour. At the end of the day it’s all meant to push you, bit by bit, closer to the place you want to be in. May the place be called “The top of the (collective) mind”. When you do get… Continue reading Letter to the struggling creator of anything