Tag: Culture

  • 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 […]

  • “It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!

    I hate FIMO inducing quotes. This, dear Marcus, is so scary. I must miss a button or something, because I just can’t begin to live. I can’t. I am alive, hence I am living. And I fear death because it is so unreasonable. I think we should all fear death. We should. Death sucks. You know […]

  • Big issues are show stoppers but small issues are show spoilers

    We tend to offer a lot of importance to big issues, and no importance to smaller issues. That means we’re made to withstand adversity, given adversity is grand, yet we’re also made to ignore adversity, given adversity is little. One can live with urinary infection and depression their whole life. We go over hardships and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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! […]

  • Cultural export and identity politics

    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 property, pioneers, innovation and competition as social medicine, the English language as a […]

  • Where are all the white people?

    #iamnotwhite This is white: I have never ever seen a human of this color. Never. Not in the movies, not on the streets, not in cartoons even. Not even Casper, the friendly ghost, had this color. To me, there is no such thing as white people. I have seen white cats. White owls. White dogs. […]

  • Why you should be bored of this revolution

    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 thinks that today is everything, that we are at […]