New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance

NEW EXPERIMENT 1️⃣WHY? I don’t get annoyed too often but when I do get stingy it is usually due to unexpected events messing up my beloved routines. I have pretty strict routines related to: – Wake up/bed times – Workout – Meditation – Social media usage – Study/reading In life it’s usually not the bigContinue reading “New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance”

Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey

The idea behind Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a simple one; Give People Cash! Enough to live on—maybe not well, but enough —every month, for a lifetime. No strings attached. Let people pay for rent, invest in a business idea or buy heroin. Doesn’t matter. In one strike you would end poverty. This is interestingContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey”

Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?

When we get into midlife we tend to start judging the younger generation. “When we judge in this way, we are not aware that we are reacting according to a pattern that has existed for at least 3000 years. There is an inscription in a Babylonian clay tablet that dated from around 1000 BC thatContinue reading “Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?”

Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.

Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discardContinue reading “Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.”

Quit of Persist? – Know When To Give Up on a Book.

“What else?” This is a good question to ask yourself. What else could I do right now? Am I spending my time wisely? When you stand in line to get free popcorn, Is the popcorn really free? No, not really. You give up the opportunity to do something else with the time you spend inContinue reading “Quit of Persist? – Know When To Give Up on a Book.”

It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List

Is your To-Read-List (TRL) growing faster the more effort you put into working your way through it? I know the feeling – and I feel it might be especially true for non-fiction readers. Every good book opens up your eyes for new topics and bombards you with new exciting ideas of what to read upContinue reading “It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List”

Lab Report: Meditation -The First 6 Months

“If you continue to this simple practice everyday you will attain a wonderful power. Before you attain it, it is something wonderful, but after you attain it, it is nothing special.” – Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki The Lab Report – 008 – “Meditation: The First 6 Month” For me these first 6 monthsContinue reading “Lab Report: Meditation -The First 6 Months”

Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky

Kin selection is the theory that we behave more altruistic towards people who share our genes—-given we believe in the darwinian paradigm that the overarching aim for an organism is to further its genes, of course. Or as John Haldane humorously concluded while working on the mathematics of kin selection: “I would lay down myContinue reading “Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky”

Threats to our Creativity and Women Who Run with the Wolves

One of my favorite parts of this book revolve around the topic of self-sabotaging our own creativity: —— 📝 “Some of the malevolent complexes’ favorite thieveries and punishments of women’s creativity revolve around promising the soul-self “time to create” somewhere of in the foggy future. Or promising that when one has several days in aContinue reading “Threats to our Creativity and Women Who Run with the Wolves”

The Laws of Human Nature: Discover Your Dark Side

Recall Britney’s 2008 breakdown, Clinton’s sex affair and the behavior Nixon’s behavior in the White House before his resignation? “When we experience those moments when people reveal their dark side, we see something come over their face; their voice and body language of altered— almost as if another person is confronting us, the features ofContinue reading “The Laws of Human Nature: Discover Your Dark Side”