When We Read

been thinking about this guy’s comment about how reading is actually the activity where you are reminded about something you’d already thought about. it’s very rare that we learn something new. hmm…. what he said felt true when I read it on Thursday, but now there are bits in it that I disagree with, but…

Stuff I learned about life so far

Stuff I learned about life so far. Yet another dump of it, off the top of my head. we tell ourselves stories, all. the. time. things take time they take nothing is wasted we adapt, and need novelty. we’ll create problems just for the sake of movements most things are noise. can ignore for a…

Post sabbatical quick reflection

3 full weeks back at work. 15 work days. lost all trace of the natural pace I managed to slowly ease back into. the unhurried life. the unpunctuated life. the life without expectations. poof. the mental bugs are still solved and mental refactors are still holding up. the perspective and energy are still there. haven’t…

Sensory refeeds

Why does digital detox work? The simple explanation is “because social media is bad”. Let’s unpack that. My current take is that digital detox works because (and if) unplugging forced us to 1) engage our other senses and 2) calibrate our perception against reality. Both are somewhat obvious points but let me use this post…

36 soon

I’ll be 36 in 4 months. I think I did well. I did fairly decent job at this thing called life. I didn’t cause any harm to my loved ones’ lives. physically, mentally, emotionally I think I have taken good care of these of those I love and care for. I had some glory, nice…

Endgame

if you want to share knowledge then just share don’t obsess over monetizing it eventually. just do it because it’s fun you get to learn, you get to share, you get to ramble on the internet aren’t those your endgames? writing, sharing, for fun. about data, about business, about self help, about mental health, about…

idgaf

realised it’s been a while since I’ve woke up excited — where I look forward to something I’ll be doing that day. head is just filled with short term mundane stuff like what time I’m about to break the fast, what I’m gonna eat, checking in with my body if I am hungry, whether or…

Should I Quit My Job?

Background: The past three years or so I’ve talked myself out of quitting my job four times, managed two episodes of burnout, been in constant battle with the Resistance while taming a growing pressure to replace my main stream of income with “diversifed income streams”. This is my latest attempt at clarifying my thoughts (i.e.…