Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.

“You have the right to work, but not to the fruit of work. Never engage in action for the sake of reward.” –Bhagavad Gita I have always been a huge video game fan and when I finally landed a job in the games industry after years of schooling and honing my skill I was extremelyContinue reading “Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.”

Thoughts on: The Republic by Plato

Did you know that Plato was my rapper alias back in the day? I was 16 and had a gangsta rap group with some friends. Lol 🤙.In hindsight I find the alias quite suiting as Platon seems to have been the OG of political philosophy..This book is a Socratic dialogue where Socrates and his crewContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Republic by Plato”

Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

This was the right book at the wrong time for me. I can see myself loving it 10 years ago, when I was had a more gloomy and cynical outlook on life, I can hear myself saying, “This book really gets it”. (It don’t miss those days. 😂) While I can still see the qualities;Continue reading “Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse”

Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche

A Birth of Tragedy in 7 Steps: ▪️Nietzsche is 24 y/o when he become professor in philology. ▪️In 1872 he writes his first great book on dramatic theory; The Birth of Tragedy. ▪️He found an art form in the classic Athenian Tragedy that transcended the nihilism and horror of a meaningless world. ▪️What he foundContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche”

Thoughts on: “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau was not only a occasional hermit and nature lover, but also had a word or two to say about the state and politics. —— True patriots, according to Thoreau, is not the ones who blindly follows the administration but instead their own consciousness and the principle of reason. This went contrary to the thenContinue reading “Thoughts on: “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau”

Thoughts on: “The Journey to the East” by Hermann Hesse

This short and sweet books became the next stop for my Hermann Hesse obsession. —- The story has magical, almost mystical feel to it. Almost impossible to understand at times, but we are being warned, that the story about to be told about the journey to the East, is an untellable story. It’s not justContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Journey to the East” by Hermann Hesse”

Thoughts on: “Demian” by Hermann Hesse

The story revolves around young Sinclair and the difficult task of finding ones self. Growing up in a protected and pious middle class home he eventually has to face the real world. Sinclair gets a new mysterious classmates, Demian, who guides him to detach and revolt from the superficial world of form and awaken toContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Demian” by Hermann Hesse”

Demian, Synchronicity & Carl Jung

I picked up Hermann Hesse’s “Demian” and believed it could act as a pallet cleanser after my binge-reading of books revolving around jungian psychology. —— Haha, bad call! Already in the introduction I read that before writing the book in 1920 “Hesse began to explore the writings of Freud and Jung on dreams and archetypes”.Continue reading “Demian, Synchronicity & Carl Jung”

Thoughts on: “Silent Spring” – Rachel Carson

Sometimes there are books that keeps getting referenced again and again in book I read. Silent spring is one of them. —————————————— Being the book that kicked off the American environmental movement, I thought it would be interesting to see what it was all about. —————————————— Rachel Carson describes the damage being done to plantsContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Silent Spring” – Rachel Carson”