To share or not to share

I was listening to Afford Anything – What’s the Point of Happiness, Anyway?, with Dr. Bill Von Hippel. He proposed that as alternative to accumulating stuff, a better strategy would be to buy experiences instead. He suggested: Do stuff with your money that allows you to be more of the person you want to be,…

Senses over lenses

How much of your day to day experiences and activities are related to being in front of screens? For me, it’s at least 14 hours. Especially since the pandemic. I sleep for average of 7.5 hours per day. I do knowledge work for average of 6.5 hours per day. The remainder of the time I…

How to Relax

remember to play. do offline activities. scribble. declutter. physically mentally socially. make a list. throw away, purge, move on, forgive. groom. shower, dye your hair, moisturise. connect with other human beings calibrate your baseline. own your expectations. lower the stakes. notice the abundance. be grateful. accept and expect change move (change environment and/or get blood…

Welcoming and perceiving beauty

“You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind.” Thoreau This, basically, what I was talking about RE:any simple moment could be a joyful one if we’re in a healthy state of mind & physical capacity. Serene mind, calm heart, and healthy body can make any moment beautiful. Our perception is mainly guided and limited…

What does being rich means to you?

Read this yesterday https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-highest-forms-of-wealth/ Controlling your time and the ability to wake up and say, “I can do whatever I want today.” When money becomes like oxygen: so abundant relative to your needs that you don’t have to think about it despite it being a critical part of your life. A career that allows for…

Would you do it to your kid?

Still felt tired after napping for extra 2 hours on top of the 4.5 hours of sleep last night. Debated if I should let myself sleep more right now (only 7pm) and not worry about writing or feel guilty of not being more productive. Reason is I’ve spent 4h and 16m fiddlin with my phone…

we’re just tired

it gets better I’ve heard that phrase used a lot in the context of encouraging people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, IIRC especially popular in LGBTQ circles. only recently that phrase resonated with me. I interpreted / realised another angle to it as I find myself at a stage in my life where I…

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…

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…