You’ve gotta put in the work. We’ve all heard that phrase one time or another. You want nice things? Put in the work. You want a good life? Put in the work. You want things to change? Well, you guessed it – put in the work. Rarely have I seen a phrase so deeply misunderstood.Continue reading “On putting in the work.”
Markus is the most intelligent person I know, if not the most considerate. With the grace of a calm sea, he can listen to anyone’s argument, restate all the points better than you did, and explain all the concepts you missed while reassuring you that he understands why you thought that way to begin with. Oh,Continue reading “How to not win arguments”
Why is it that we shy away from complexity? Understandably, clarity is nice to have. We must make assumptions, categorize things, and avoid questioning everything all the time if we want to be able to live in any functional way. Yet it seems that in doing so, we so often miss the point entirely. AssumptionsContinue reading “Brave complexity”
Did you know that waking up early gives you a lot more time during the day? You should totally do that! Also, have you heard about the benefits of daily exercise? You should do that, too! What’s more, how about eating more fruit and vegetables, while cutting down on snacks? Get on it because thisContinue reading “You should do this”
Yes, you knew that already. But it helps to put things into perspective doesn’t it? And I don’t even necessarily mean that in a bad way. Sure, it can be depressing: Everything and everyone, loved or not, will eventually disappear and leave nothing behind.
I can’t help but get pissed every time people go on about the “heroism of essential workers” these days. What, after years and years of having no problem at all with nurses, farmers, grocery store workers, truck drivers and others being underpaid as hell, suddenly they’re “heroes” who valiantly choose to sacrifice themselves for theContinue reading “Essential my ass”
Seeing people get infected with the new coronavirus or COVID-19 all over the world is not the best premise for looking at the big picture. But I still couldn’t help noticing a couple of things that seem to be happening in parallel to the mayhem. First, nature is recovering. Pollution is dropping everywhere because economicContinue reading “Thank you, Coronavirus”