I don’t know my parents but I know them. In a perfect simulation I wouldn’t have known them at all, but they failed to simulate me not knowing them so now I know that I know them. My childhood was built on billions of recorded childhoods and by the second second I became a happy… Continue reading I was raised in a data center
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?
The good never wins, the Roman Empire wins. The good never wins, the great horde wins. The good never wins, inquisition wins. The good never wins, the conquistadores win. The good never wins, Guantanamo wins. The good never wins, it only has small victories. I hate them. It is like a torture where you’re kept… Continue reading And, of the year, more spleen.
There are two issues to mitigate when you want to give the bird in the hand for two in the bush: the risk of failure the opportunity cost The risk of failure means that there is no way to be sure you are going to be successful at the new job. Maybe you will, but… Continue reading How to quit a job you like
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… Continue reading “It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!
Blue neon hospital hallway. A place where hope is halted at the door and faith takes its place. In hospital hallways one finds more faith than in any city church. The doctor is for blips of failing reason a saint materialised as a white robed human. What has medical science made of us? Us, creatures… Continue reading Going to the doctor
“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 ™
The thing about inspiration is: it doesn’t exist on its own! It all starts with wishful thinking: Hope and action together result in Wishful Thinking All inspirational messages are wishful thinking made of hope and action. “Everything happens for a reason!”, … means: let’s hope there is a reason that will justify our self indulging actions. “Life is… Continue reading Inspiration is a myth
In as much as I agree with a majority of what yu said, I feel I should also add something in line with the subject. Awesome! 🙂 Shoot. I too have heard the expession money does not buy happiness countless times and I too agree that money does buy freedom and freedom to a degree constitutes… Continue reading Money and happiness
Yes. Exactly as you read it. I have seen in my brief existence a lot of people. I am grateful to be me. I am grateful that I can let go. I’ve let go of everything that went too far away from me. This makes me light. I don’t have no special skill, I simply… Continue reading I am grateful to be me
question every single definition, theory, concept, and practice you have inherited that tells you how to think, behave, emote, or interact with others. Karen Kilbane But what am I left with? Who gives me back the time I waste on questioning everything? Why do I have to know all these things? Who will reward me… Continue reading Give up myself?
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
This is the formula of happiness. No go be happy! Just kidding … (a rebooted response) It is exactly this line of thinking that, in my opinion, underpins unhappiness, said Alex Schiff in an article. But it does sound believable right? Happiness = Reality — Expectations. After all we’re our biggest enemies in the race to happy-land. Isn’t it… Continue reading Happiness = Reality — Expectations?
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.
Like, as a person and a human. Let’s say we make some androids to visit distant planets and, who knows, maybe meet the local intelligent lifeforms they might encounter there. Should your self be cloned and uploaded into an android visiting the universe on behalf of the human kind? Do you represent humanity? Should you?… Continue reading Do you like yourself?
1. Before you believe — learn how to prayBelief is a permanent state rooted in prayer. The other way around, if the prayer is rooted in belief, you’re only playing a trick on life, a way of cheating the experience by removing yourself from it, by proclaiming your divine ancestry and complaining about the temptation of the… Continue reading Six reverse advice
We live as if we’ve made it. We act as if we’ve evolved the problems, and now we’re thriving in the midst of the soft comfy solutions we’ve found. But the fact of the matter is we didn’t. The fact is we’re expendable. Just like our forefathers were, so are we, and probably many a… Continue reading The hubris of living in the present
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 if the other half was better? Today I had an epiphany. Oh, and Tim O’Reilly recommended a response of mine. And tweeted it. My ego is still convulsing. Have you ever heard the sentence: live a life without regrets? Did anyone ever encourage you to just do it, a person pushing you to take a… Continue reading Regret is a form of curiosity
Good guys finish last because the bad guys have stolen carpe diem. The best thing general intelligence put into humans is our humor and sense of fucking up. We know when we blunder the hell out of things and we find it amusing. The saddest people are those who don’t allow themselves the good laugh at… Continue reading Carpe the damn diem
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stage,And then is heard no more. It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.” Macbeth, W. S. Live in the present. Think of the future. Learn from the past. We humans do not have monolithic existences.… Continue reading How to handle time
You have three horses: a white horse, a dark horse and a unicorn. The white horse jumps the highest. It waits for you and never runs without the right command. The white horse always keeps the proper attire. When you are riding the white horse all the doors open in your path. The dark horse is fast,… Continue reading Emotional algorithm
They say that to build an online following you need to write about one topic, and only one. I can’t do that. But I could say I do have one topic: questions! Questions I am asking myself. Here is a long list with the answers I got. Existentialist answers: Step into the loopI am smarter… Continue reading Be sure to ask questions, the brain loves them
Death is the one, single, great enemy I have. Nothing is more important to me than death. I have a limited timespan for existing. I will randomly meet the end of my timespan. This timespan might be shorter than I can possibly imagine. I’m not talking about accidents. I am talking about the genetically predetermined… Continue reading Painfully aware
We need to believe. We need to feel like death is not the end. but, the reality is it might very well be. Not the end in general, the end of you, whatever you are. I wish my mind will somehow preserve itself after death. I wish the hardly built personality made of so many lessons learned,… Continue reading There are two ways of living; one is giving meaning to life and the other is giving meaning to death.
Dear human, — Here is the gist: You can be anything, but you will become just something. You can want everything, but you can’t do everything. You can be anything, but you can’t be everything. You can know it all, but you can’t experience it all. — Also, it helps if you know that: Money do… Continue reading Money do bring happiness, and 15 other truths
Seriously, I expected a lot more from life. I had the mind of a child who dreamt with a super solid confidence about the future. The future. It is something which I believe has potential. That, potential, is what fascinated me from day one. All that could be. That is potential. All that could be!… Continue reading Potential expectation
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
Reinventing the wheel is bad for society, but awesome for you. 3, 2, 1 GO! 20 websites that will make you smarter14 articles that will raise your self esteem91 podcasts about success4 billionaires sharing their success stories1 story on how I did it45 places to see and 45 ways to be Read more books. Read more… Continue reading Reinventing the wheel might be the best thing you can do
Explicit shit. The kids who wait for two marshmallows later succeed in life. Those who eat the one on the table in front of them fail. I failed. Repeatedly. Fuck marshmallows The world is made in such a way that if you don’t wait you are buried. Waiting is glorified. I hate this. Everything is… Continue reading 8 fucks the future me doesn’t give
Strive for health instead of money. Strive for time instead of achievements. Strive for people instead of things. Strive for relationships instead of networking. Because the things on the left side will make you a healthy, free, kind and loved human while the things on the right will make you rich, accomplished, wealthy and known… Continue reading 4 directions to strive for in life
The experience of life, living, has three main components: pleasure joy happiness. Happiness is a goal, joy is a consequence and pleasure is an effect. You have to achieve happiness, joy is determined by collaborating factors and you may obtain pleasure. The natural state in life is the opposite of the experience: If you don’t… Continue reading 3 simple components of living