Are we living progress, regress, or are only minutiae changing, while the important things just stay the same? To give just one example: When it comes to the questionable “discovery” of lifestyle design, most people on this planet just don’t know about it and live their life as if nothing was happening. But what about… Continue reading The Problem of Perception
While you wring hands over what it all means, we are trying to change the world, build relationships and communities. Are we naive? Possibly. We prefer a world of naive dreamers to cynical observers. […] We are gamblers, believing in the value of risking everything for the sake of our “foolish” dreams and schemes. Today,… Continue reading Gamblers
For the last year or so, I have been living on a monthly budget of 200 dollars or less. If I talk about this to friends living in the US or Europe, they will feel pity for me about having such a bad time. The thing is, 200 dollars is more than enough, thanks to… Continue reading How low can you go?
You have to wait five minutes for your wife or a friend to get ready to leave for dinner. What do you do? You can check your latest tweets or read the news or zap through a few TV channels. Or you can just enter some minutes of flow mode and create cool stuff: Edit… Continue reading Mighty Micro Productivity
Do things like the gatekeepers tell you to do them. Think in the ways your textbooks teach you. Write about what everybody writes about. Comment on big blogs only. Retweet the usual influencers. Please a huge audience. Don’t try to be original, and if you do, be original in a foreseeable manner. Also, lick everybody’s… Continue reading How to Leave No Trace