A light-hearted poem about how much it sucks to not be able to enjoy a cup of tea without productivity guilt. The Infinite Here it’s in those moments, we hear the sit, stay, just be still so we sit for a while and decide to chill but we feel a pang of guilt for allowing relaxation … More The Infinite Here
“What is “delusion” and what “reality”; what is “a mere figment of the imagination” and what is “hard fact”? 120 … More Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic
“Let him make his own mistakes; that’s the only way he will learn.” This trite cultural norm of monopolizing mistake-making is accepted as the gold standard of learning. We senselessly encourage each other to make as many mistakes as possible – and while this advice is well-intentioned, it is sadly misinformed. Imagine trekking down a hill, … More The Mistake of Monopolizing Mistake-Making
“Jealousy burns your liver”, says folk lore. “Jealousy is a green-eyed monster”, a father tells his child. What is this terrible thing we’ve likened to monsters and corrosive properties? Jealousy. Feelings are pesky things; they come on unsolicited, overwhelming us and steering us in a direction we don’t always want to go. As always, it is important … More Jealousy: what it is, and how to transform it
You say apathy; I say bullshit. Apathy is actually the best disguise for disillusionment. It is what takes the place of massive disappointment – when we’ve tried and failed one too many times to handle. When we’ve come to realize that the object of our desire wasn’t so desirable after all. Apathy is a self-protective … More Apathy: who cares anyways?
Science has many uses outside the walls of a laboratory and beyond the words of a research paper. Scientific principles serve to explain the world as we see it and experience it – and sometimes, age-old science is our best tool for solving any particular issue. What is wonderful about exploiting scientific principles in times of stress, … More How to use 3 principles of science to solve any problem in your life
There are two types of people in this world: those who care for others, and those who don’t. No one is inherently the latter. Humans are gifted with the ability to vividly imagine anything they’d like – you can imagine eating a chocolate chip cookie as though it’s really happening. You can taste it and smell … More The two types of people: which are you?
For some of us, moving on is an emotional muscle that needs developing. Some are born more emotionally resilient in that respect; they scrape their knee and throw on a bandage, only to run back to the activity that injured them. Others need careful coddling and coaching to be able to jump back into the … More On getting over the past
The mid-life is reserved for external crises: the flashy cars, the divorces, and the “sell-everything-and-buy-a-yacht” impulse. I haven’t been there yet, but from what I gather, that pretty much sums it up. The quarter-life crisis is in many ways the same, except most of us have nothing to sell in exchange for a yacht, and … More Remember this when you’re having an identity crisis