I don’t like to waste time. My conscience won’t allow me to rest easy at night knowing I didn’t do what I said I would do. This leaves me with a problem: What if the things I said I would do today are just distractions from more important tasks? It’s likely. It’s likely my productivity […]Read more "Distract fast! Pseudo-productivity"
On social media you’re called a leader if you have 100k followers retweeting your advice on getting more followers and 6 e-books on how to get more followers who retweet your advice on getting more followers to follow you forever. People who have large accounts on social media — that’s who we call leaders these […]Read more "Death Grips Leadership"
Not everyone who approaches you desires your friendship. And not every opportunity missed is a total failure on your part. Beware fake friends. Beware the fools gold. I’m in favor of discriminating against assholes who really don’t care about me as a person. It’s my life. I have a right to boot people out if […]Read more "Discriminate against assholes. Your happiness depends on it"
Trying to force somebody to see things the way you do. That’s not the same as disagreeing with them. No, there’s a word for that: it’s called being a jackass. Earlier I defended individualism. A friend disagreed. And I can still call him a friend because our disagreement didn’t end up in total destruction. Did […]Read more "If you can’t disagree with your friends, can you really call them your friends?"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Ben Greenman is a writer, singer songwriter, and artist from Buffalo, New York. He’s the guy who drew this podcast’s logo. You know, the one with the penguin. In this episode Paul and Ben crack open some cold ones and shoot the shit on their favorite bands and […]Read more "Ben Greenman: Hipster Shit and IPAs – The Penguin Latte Podcast #71"
One of the most transformative realizations I’ve had is that my mind is a thing I own. And like all things I own, the quality of goods it produces will shape my relationship with it. And since I’m talking about my mind and the thoughts it produces, the boundaries of the relationship expand to the […]Read more "Reciprocity of Mind"
The value of individualism is under fire. I don’t understand why. The idea of individualism: you can navigate through life without needing to rely solely on other people. You choose from whom and from where to derive the meaning of your life. You act as if free will exists. You don’t need mommy and daddy […]Read more "Individualism and Collectivism: Pick your Poison"
Passion is underrated. In the world of creative work, passion is a premium. Charge accordingly. What do I mean by passion? It’s not something romantic, or something like hustle porn. When I say passion, I mean the degree of care you bring to every project you touch. Passion is not some magical potion that’ll get […]Read more "Passion is underrated."
‘What do I really want out of my relationship with my blender?’ It’s a totally normal question. Let’s pretend that I’d like to buy a blender. I’m willing to invest no more than $100 on some metal and plastic that converts fruit and vegetables into a drinkable, cold goo. I have 2 options. I could […]Read more "How to Buy a Blender and Not Be Miserable on Your Deathbed"
I admire the skeptic. I admire skeptics so much that I’m thinking of starting a project with a terrible name. I’m calling it “The Skeptic Tank.” Wait, I can’t. Name’s already taken. Never mind. The skeptic’s walls are fortified, but not so fortified that it’s impossible to change their mind. The skeptic wants more evidence, […]Read more "The Skeptic Tank"