There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.
Food for Thought
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Koi No Yokan
Comparison is the thief of joy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Law of Triviality
Play To Your Strengths.
Bring Your Mind Inside Your Heart and the World Will Not Trouble You
The first thing we do when we meet with clients is listen. We try to figure out what their problems are. Then we come back with questions, not solutions. We write these out and put them on the wall. And then we circle the ones that we think are interesting. More often than not, the questions hold the answer.
Wieden + Kennedy
The Science of Spiritual Narcissism
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego. Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process: it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can […]
Place in the world
Critical Thinking Pt. II
Critical Thinking Pt. I
Who… …benefits from this? …is this harmful to? …profits from my emotion? …makes decisions about this? …is most directly affected? …have you also heard discuss this? …would be the best person to consult? …will be the key people in this? …deserves recognition for this? What… …are the strengths / weaknesses? …is another perspective? …is […]
Make a difference
Two Huge Lies
Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe, say, or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Pull the damn door open…
Water Your Seeds
Don’t say “be careful”…
Help your child foster awareness by saying: Notice how… these rocks are slippery, that branch is strong. Do you see… the poison ivy, your friends nearby? Try moving… your feet carefully, quickly, strongly. Try using your… hands, feet, arms, legs. Can you hear… the rushing water, the singing birds, the wind? Do you feel… stable […]