The happiest and most fulfilled I ever felt, was working 20/hrs a week at a burrito stand and spending the rest of my time programming. I would love a little bit of oppression, mixed with a carefree attitude to pursue what I want from life. My job takes all my effort, all my focus, and […]
Men need a master, and they choose it readily. Many marry early, choosing a woman too quickly. Or they indulge themselves in a life of plenty, thinking little of the days ahead and consuming much now, only to be smacked later. Others pick social status. They broadcast their identity throughout their life, easily and readily […]
When you think about the contrast between childhood and adulthood, the most apparent one is the explicit memory of pure joy and the carefree nature you embodied as a kid. What were your goals as a kid? If you had them, you were probably a bit non-traditional, and considered to have a “head-start” on life. […]
Science has brought us a long ways. What are the limits on science? We confer faith on science like we do religion. Is this Scientificism?
With the replication crisis, maybe we should be asking if PhD’s actually erode knowledge? It seems that attaching status to the pursuit of knowledge, corrupts the end result, which is meaningful research. With the publication of meaningless fluff, it serves to obfuscate the truth. The result in greater uncertainty, and less overall sure knowledge. At […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking of death, quite often. It seems closer than ever. This time of year, it really likes to come around and poke me to see how I react. This is when I graduated from high school, 5 years ago. My youth is slipping away. I’m still young. But I can see it […]
Today at lunch, I was talking to my coworkers. I brought up the point, of how, at a certain age, there are no expectations for you at all. You can’t rebel against zero expectations. You can’t go along with expectations, when there are none. Then, what is the best course of action? Someone once said, […]
We think of our life as a narrative. It’s easy to write a story about ourselves. But our life is not a narrative. When we get too committed to our narrative we make bad decisions, because we mistook our story for a fortune telling. If you write a story with your life, you’re doing it […]
Status is a pervasive element in our society, and affects our online social media interactions significantly. Obsession with status, a zero sum game, leads obsessors to feelings of insignificance or adds credence to incorrect information. We can break social media status symbols through an online marketplace that enables people to pay for likes, follows and […]
People think entrepreneurs like to take a low amount of high risk attempts. Entrepreneurs like to take a large amount of low risk attempts. This makes them antifragile.