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

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.

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

​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Rules should be challenged. Laws should be broken. Both laws and rules are conventions we choose to respect so that we are allowed by other humans to thrive on our own. Yet laws are far more complex than rules. Rules should be simple. Laws should be complex. Complex rules and complicated laws are nothing but inflicted… Continue reading ​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Thought stream

It is amazing how little people think of the fact that everything is a convention. I find it astounding, the jail of our social conditioning. But is it more than just that? Because it surely sounds crazy … Sometimes I strongly believe the world is led by insane people. And not only that, but also the… Continue reading Thought stream

Lying is an act, deceit is an intent

Yeah, another misconception about a common human thing: The act, any act, cannot be immoral by itself until it is merged with intent. That is why we don’t apply moral standards to animals. Wikipedia is so wrong here. Lying can be done without the intention to deceit. In brief, lying is a form of manipulation and… Continue reading Lying is an act, deceit is an intent

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

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… Continue reading Big issues are show stoppers but small issues are show spoilers

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 Make Sure Human Progress Sticks

The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Audre Lorde From the little history I’ve read it is for me beyond any reasonable doubt… Continue reading How To Make Sure Human Progress Sticks

You Have My Support For Discriminating

Against Stupidity The red person from the picture above is discriminated against for reasons of stupidity, not because they’re red. It is absolutely OK to discriminate, to downgrade and to communicate your separate and right stance constantly if stupidity is the reason, because stupidity is dangerous and you are not to be expected to work… Continue reading You Have My Support For Discriminating

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”

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

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?

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?

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

Religion without the dogma

People should be free to go to hell. Any religious institution which is so heavily preoccupied with the greater good of humankind, that in effect takes away the right to go to hell, commits in its own turn a terrible sin against the divine inside each human, while the leaders of such an institution are directly… Continue reading Religion without the dogma

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?

Would you ride an untamed horse?

Are we blind to the fact that we have a religious concept guiding our economical theory? Free market and invisible hands What is this “invisible hand” madness? Why are we so convinced that the “market” can handle itself, while we’re depending on it with everything, from our present health to our entire species’ future? In… Continue reading Would you ride an untamed horse?

What and how

Can you see the forest? In our universe the how dwarves the what At about 300 million light years away lies the Dragonfly 44 galaxy. This galaxy is as massive as the Milky Way but so, so, so empty that we had to figure out that it must be made of, get ready, … badum tsss: dark matter!… Continue reading What and how

The Game Is Not Rigged, You Are An NPC

Whenever you feel like you’re left out of the game understand this: you are in the game all right, it’s just that you’re not playable. This idea got to me from a comic: http://forlackofabettercomic.com/?id=227 I saw this a while ago and it stuck with me. Surely, the reason for which I remembered this comic is… Continue reading The Game Is Not Rigged, You Are An NPC

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)

The power of platforms is the control of discovery

Look at this elizabeth tobey, have the patience please, it’s worth it: What kind of relevance algorithm requires adding the username of the author, if one searches for the exact title words? Discovery is the weapon platforms have against independent publishers. And that is why all platforms, Medium, @Facebook, @Twitter, @instagram etc., all migrate towards… Continue reading The power of platforms is the control of discovery

The plural of person is corporation,

or people. If we pretend otherwise we’ll continue to fail in admitting the new player in our society, a long lasting one that we should both fear and control. You know, corporations are people. This guy is right, but for the wrong reason: It is not because “everything corporations do, goes back to people”, the… Continue reading The plural of person is corporation,

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.

The funnel of change

There is an invisible funnel that doses the amount of change that the entire humanity is allowed. It is invisible not because of magic technology, nor conspiracy or miracles. It is invisible because nobody put it in place, so nobody is aware of it. This funnel is a naturally occurring effect of the strong affinity… Continue reading The funnel of change