I think the hustle porn stars (…) have convinced the whole world that success in the digital world is about screaming look at me, look at me, look at me. They’ve perpetuated this thing we call the me disease as though people give a shit about what you had for breakfast on Instagram.
People care about themselves, they don’t care about you.
So so first of all this sort of perpetuating of stupidities saying stuff like you don’t even have to be a creator. Just document everything you do. As if anybody gives a fuck like we’re all watching The Truman Show. It’s asinine. And then this business about hustle itself. These idiots have said things like hustle is the most important word in the English language.
To tell people to hustle your entire career. You’re gonna wake up at 50 years old, you’re going to be overweight. You’re gonna look like shit and you’re gonna feel like shit. And your spouse will divorce you and your children will not recognise you. People like these idiots have said things like ‘ah, no one died from working too hard.’ Really? In Japan, they have a word for it. It’s called karoshi. Because it means death by work.
Christopher Lochhead on Future Work/Life with Ollie Henderson
Desire knows no bounds
The 15 characteristics of the self-actualized people.
Good perception of reality Acceptance Spontaneity, simplicity, naturalness Big problem solving vs. personal problems Enjoy isolation Autonomy, cultural independence Renewable appreciation Mystical experiences Sense of community Interpersonal relationships Judge by character Moral; means driven vs ends driven Humor not at expense of someone else Creativity Transcendence of culture Source
Ravens parallel great apes in physical and social cognitive skills – the first large-scale assessment of common ravens compared with chimpanzees and orangutans found full-blown cognitive skills present in ravens at the age of 4 months similar to that of adult apes, including theory of mind. Read More
Koi No Yokan
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Birds vs Income
It’s an interesting thing; The internet isn’t about having a good time, it’s about showing people you’re having a good time. When you gout to bars and clubs, nobody’s actually dancing or enjoying themselves; They’re all taking photos of themselves at the bar so that later on they can say, “I was there, wasn’t it great?” It’s crazy.
The view that humans are morally more important than animals appears later and may be socially acquired.
Is the tendency to morally prioritize humans over animals weaker in children than adults? In two preregistered studies (total N = 622), 5- to 9-year-old children and adults were presented with moral dilemmas pitting varying numbers of humans against varying numbers of either dogs or pigs and were asked who should be saved. In both […]
I think this law needs a name.
Killdozer; let me tell you a tale.
On a futon at 30?
Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount to risk to playing it safe.
Pink Steering Wheel
A group of automobile engineers were sick of the upper management making major changes to their cars after they would put their heart and souls into making these cars. So they came up with making a bright pink steering wheel idea and submitted the car to management. Management obviously said they must remove the pink […]
If somebody is rude to you, ask them to repeat themselves.
Self is a Victim
A new personality construct has been defined that describes people who persistently see themselves as victims within interpersonal conflicts. The research was published in Personality and Individual Differences. Study authors Rahav Gabay and team describe how the social world is satiated with interpersonal transgressions that are often unpleasant and seemingly unwarranted, such as being interrupted […]
He got you Deepak
Even more gold.
Buy a Tesla?
Confidential data from maritime industry insiders based on engine size and the quality of fuel typically used by ships and cars shows that just 15 of the world’s biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world’s 760m cars. Low-grade ship bunker fuel (or fuel oil) has up to 2,000 times the […]
Turn down an invite
Jungian Cognitive Functions
Where Am I?
The Law of Triviality
Immersion in fictional worlds allows us to own our dark side
Do you have a dark side? If so, do you feel comfortable exploring it? Some research suggests that the answer might be a resounding ‘no’. We strive to see ourselves as ‘good’ – indeed, people generally feel that, deep down, they are fundamentally honest and moral. In line with this, we tend to avoid the […]
The Shape Of Stories
The rarest thing I know.