Fear. Frustration. Doubt. Disappointment. Worry. Uncertainty. These feelings – no matter how far you go – are always in abundance. There’s always something to be afraid of. Always something to worry about. Always some problem on the horizon that you haven’t dealt with yet, and you know you should deal with it soon. There’s always […]Read more "An Abundance of Fear"
Attention. It feels good when we get it, bad when we don’t. So when we do get attention, our 15-minutes of fame, we can’t help but want more of it. And then ‘want’ becomes ‘need’. Being AFK becomes a death sentence. Taking a walk without our phones or staring at a tree becomes unbearable, torturous. […]Read more "The Ocean Doesn’t Like Me"
The Bible is a great example of succinct writing. I’ve been reading from it on nights when I’m too tired to read anything else. So far I haven’t come across any sentences that exceed 10 words. Most people aren’t aware of what they can learn from the Bible. I don’t mean that in a religious […]Read more "Don’t Touch That Bible!"
What is my life for? – that’s what matters most. How I answer this question changes the meaning of my actions, choices, and habits. If I decide my life is for pleasure, I’ll seek pleasure. If my life is for adventure, I’ll seek adventure. If it’s for wisdom, I’ll seek wisdom. Probably the answer isn’t […]Read more "What is My Life For? 26-Year-Old Tries to Answer Basic Question"
They say you “peak” – do your best creative work, at age 35. After 35, that’s it. You’re done. But… Hayao Miyazaki directed Princess Mononoke at age 55. Spirited Away came soon after… Thom Yorke recorded In Rainbows at age 38. That was in 2007. Moon Shaped Pool came out a decade later. Fyodor Dostoevsky […]Read more "Artists who Peaked at 35"
I want to create something grand. I want to create something special, magnificent, jaw-dropping. I want my work to give people goosebumps. I want my work to transcend me. This constant “wanting” of mine is a problem. The more I “want” greatness, the less I’ll create it. I’ll start to see individual frames and words […]Read more "The reverse greatness process"
Everywhere I look it’s right-wing extremist systemically racist mass shootings caused by melting ice caps because Donald Trump. Call me an idiot, but despite the world getting shittier and shittier, I’m still grateful to be alive. Despite police brutality and wildfires and Bill Cosby being released from jail, I’m grateful. Pardon my gratitude.Read more "Pardon my gratitude."
I’m still trying to eliminate pseudo-productivity from my life. By pseudo-productivity I mean tasks that trick my monkey mind into thinking I’m being productive. Tasks like… Checking my email for the first time in 10 minutes Opening a new browser tab and typing T (you can guess what autofill comes up with). Writing inconsequential tweets […]Read more "I’m still trying to escape from pseudo-productivity"
I turn 27 in 2 months. Do I still have enough time to make a million dollars by the time I’m 30? From the looks of it, probably not. That dream ended the moment I started blogging and podcasting. And then I decided to go back to college. No idea what I was thinking. Maybe […]Read more "I’m almost 27 and I’m nowhere close to being a millionaire."
Taliban. Delta variant. Climate change. Kamala Harris. Bad things are happening all the time. And we hear about them so often that you really do need to be living under a rock to avoid knowing what’s happening. And then there’s the bad things you don’t hear about. Grandparents with Alzheimer’s dying of old age. Children […]Read more "Everyone suffers."