A: Fear is the thing without feathers. B: It weighs you down with nothingness. Fear: a Q&A, a dialogue, a soliloquy.
This question seems to be the spirit of our times. Let's get it out of the way.
I had a simple goal for 2017: To write one post on this blog every week. Not the loftiest goal, I'll admit. But to set a goal with no end in mind was a big deal for me personally. For the first time, I was taking a dig at this mysterious idea called the Journey. Not … Continue reading What I learnt from a year of blogging
Let's kick off with the latest advance in happiness: Happiness = Reality - Expectations If you want to be happy, stop expecting things to turn out the way you want them. Sounds good. Once the world starts following the arithmetic, we can all live happily ever after. For a while, every time I put out … Continue reading The hitchhiker’s guide to happiness
Reading books is amongst the few things technology hasn't been able to completely wipe out. Back in the days of giant libraries, reading was a solace from loneliness. An unencumbered pleasure. The unforced habit. Although there's the likes of people like Kafka who called bullshit on all that, and said books are meant to hit you like … Continue reading Why we still read books
Remember the time Alia Bhat got the name of the President wrong and the world went bonkers over how stupid she was and decided to crap all over her? Of course, it’s hard not to thank her because if not for her, over half of us may have never known who the actual President was. … Continue reading The only Artificial Intelligence that could actually destroy us all
Welcome back. Yet another day of purposeless posing. Tomorrow, you'll take the same route to hell. You'll see plastic faces buried inside recycled papers. White cups of green hot piss have replaced coffee. They want to live healthier, longer -- these delicate, dead-eyed souls. Have you seen them in an elevator? Packed like goats. A pathetic sight to … Continue reading Why did you wake up today
Look around you. Plastic people. Their faces growing into the masks they wear. Living recycled lives. In sedentary ruin. No one knows what they're doing. Everyone's pretending to be okay. Blind-folded chase. Faking happiness. Fighting suffering. Flashing words. Loving themselves. Telling jokes. Contorting smiles. Shedding tears. Making a hobby out of watching someone suffer. A steaming pile … Continue reading The meaning of it all
The best answer I know to that question comes from a ten-year-old: "I want to be everything." We can resonate with that. Being everything sounds so rad. It's also a recurrent theme in the now choice-y world. Having spent some time in that world, I am coming to a slow and painful realization: You can … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
Never settle. Keep improving. Make progress. Get better. Evolve. Grow. Become. All of which begs the question, “What Happened?” When did being a bit of a wacko stop being normal? I have a vague but recurring feeling that something is wrong with me, all the time. In the beginning, it was great. It helped me … Continue reading Your life sucks. Here’s why