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

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,

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.

Advice, Like News, Wasted In Your Feed

“Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.” Here is some advice. I don’t know better than you, and I did not achieve the art of following my own advice.… Continue reading Advice, Like News, Wasted In Your Feed

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

A Transcendent Drone

When I was a kid, I’ve always dreamed of becoming someone important. As a grownup, sure, that looks superficial and completely ill defined, but when you’re eight and bored taking a bath, there is nothing better and sweeter than broad ill defined dreams. It was one of those times when this rebel thought started living… Continue reading A Transcendent Drone

Is it better to be on a beach dreaming of having a career or have a career dreaming of being on a beach

I don’t know what is generally better. I tend to feel this is true: “I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries grey and poverty unbearable.”, A. Camus … and therefore I’d pick the beach if say God, err Morgan Freeman, would… Continue reading Is it better to be on a beach dreaming of having a career or have a career dreaming of being on a beach

There is no such thing as a dream job except when you have a dream and you are at your job

When I hear people enjoying the achievement of “landing” their dream job I shiver. I shiver at the extent of the brainwash, as if a job can and will ever be more than a job. Listen, in reality, unless you have direct ownership, you are a rat in a rat race. Oh, perhaps you think… Continue reading There is no such thing as a dream job except when you have a dream and you are at your job

Why do we expect the truth?

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?

When proven wrong people don’t feel enlightenment but defeat

“The Agony of Defeat”, Trevor Batstone. Emily Dinckinson wrote: Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne’er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need. Not one of all the purple HostWho took the Flag todayCan tell the definitionSo clear of victory As he defeated — dying –On whose forbidden earThe distant strains of triumphBurst agonized and clear!… Continue reading When proven wrong people don’t feel enlightenment but defeat

Ergo sum. That’s all we know.

Unfortunately we don’t have direct knowledge on the first part, that is to say, I don’t have a direct knowledge of my own thinking because I am trapped in it. The moment my first thought appeared, it started to weave the layers of layers of personality, from the inside to the outside. I don’t know… Continue reading Ergo sum. That’s all we know.

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

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

Hard work is a bitch. Here is why we should love it.

Most of the time, for most of the world, no matter how hard people work at it, nothing of any significance happens. (law of twins, Gerald Weinberg. 2.3K recommends and counting, one hundred and more “I’ll fuck it too” responses. This is a gang bang already. And the reason for this cluster fuck in progress… Continue reading Hard work is a bitch. Here is why we should love it.

How to be happy

Happiness is so darn particular. Happiness is when you do the right thing, at the right time, in the right place, with the right people etc etc etc. We could discuss what happiness means for ages. That is not because the subject is complex, but because it is so subjective, that means everyone has their… Continue reading How to be happy