Let me tell you a story about storytelling. There was this century. Not some King. Not some random ass kid -- none of that bullshit. A whole period. Once upon a freakin century. It was rough: the catastrophic progress, the mental gentrification, and dial-up Internet. The A-listers of the time were fools, dictators, and psychopaths. … Continue reading Stories
You know how everything's dual and stuff? Life's got death. Known's got unknown. Light's got darkness. I have this girlfriend. We see dualities cracking up all around us. For every sensitive human making the world better, there's a shithead making life difficult for everyone. For the angelic truth-teller, there's the lying devil. For an Einstein … Continue reading The middle path
What's a good point to run out of patience? Bad question. Who is a good point to run out of patience? There's a kind of question that brings Wren & Martin out of the closet. Our patience levels differ measurably by people. Kids are the undisputed champions of patience tests. You have this rage building … Continue reading Wait man — Or the tireless virtue of patience
"Other people are hell." I didn't say that. Existential perfumer Jean-Paul Sartre did. I share the deep sentiment though. As an introvert, the ideology that hell is other people is my core value. But as far as core values go it's as deep as -- I only use a mac. Whether you like it or … Continue reading How to stop other people from caring about what you think
When was the last time you did something and told yourself you should do this more often because you had fun doing it and then a year goes by and you do the thing again and tell yourself I really should do this more often and then a few more years go by and you … Continue reading What’s so funny?
I live in the knowledge economy and have a blog which means I have been called upon by no one particular to talk about things like I know what I am talking about. Here's one more. Knowledge, The learners. Their system of hydration is drinking from a firehose. They devour information, chew it, and splay … Continue reading Knowledge, Wisdom, Versus.
Hop on to my Batplane. We are going to fantasy land. When you walk into a room full of millionaires, the average net-worth of the room doubles with every millionaire you throw out of the room. You look like someone whose measurements Da Vinci took to draw the Vitruvian man. You write cheques to charities … Continue reading A million dollars isn’t cool
Philosophers sound nervously prophetic. Two thousand years ago, they are going on about how everything is fast-paced, how everyone's running a mindless race and how the next generation thinks out of their arse. They even talk about information overload from other schools of philosophy. Philosopher king Marcus Aurelius was at one point the most powerful … Continue reading Why, God, Why
Memento Mori. Remember you are going to die. For the longest time, only serial killers and philosophers backed the idea. So we ignored it. Then Steve Jobs came along with his commencement speech and said memento mori was central to his life. And when a billionaire tells us something we become pavlovian with hope, however … Continue reading Tik. Tok.
This can't be happening. For the second day in a row, everything is - well this is embarrassing - going well. It's a bizarre feeling. I have made sure I don't let myself feel this way for very long. I must have forgotten. This forgetfulness is a new condition. A new anxiety. As is the … Continue reading How to go mad