Pick a phrase

I heard a sentence I like recently: “now is the only time there is”. Later that day, I thought of two other ways of articulating the same idea, but they somehow feel less profound. “now is all you have” “there is only now” AI’s “taste” Curious, I decided to ask Chat GPT to analyse them.…

Is reading the ultimate tool for mental sharpness?

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C45I6n5RvdY/ I stumbled upon this video of Karlina Supelli, an Indonesian philosopher, astronomer, and public intellectual, where she discussed the value of reading. In the video, she said that while films and social media provide visual and auditory stimulation, they do not typically require the same level of intellectual engagement or provoke a deep internal…

The stages of effective reading

I used to read books ear to ear. I started reading when I was 4. I’d read any book I could lay my hands on. This was OK because I had infinite time & curiosity, and limited discernment. Everything is interesting and relevant. I was in explore mode. I’m almost 40 now. Still a proud…

Five C’s of bulletproof relationships

I have this pet framework I’m going to call “the five Cs of bulletproof relationships”. The more of these five that you possess or invest on building together, the more fulfilling your relationships will be. This checklist is applicable beyond romantic relationships. commitment communication compatibility character chemistry I put commitment at the top the because…

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