PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE #1

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube I'm starting a new podcast talking show with my buddy Pranav Mutatkar. It's called PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE. ABOUT THE SHOW -- Pranav and I have searched high and low for the meaning of life. After countless hours reading a… Continue reading PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE #1

Grades: a (practical) joke

https://youtu.be/0da1Xv5Vkro 'Practical' because grades are useful. And 'joke' because school replaced the reasons for their usefulness while no one was looking. I had a panic attack in a psychology class after getting a C+ on a test. I know I love psychology. I have books by Freud, Jung, and Nietzsche on my bookshelf. But the… Continue reading Grades: a (practical) joke

300 is based on a true story

I've never seen 300. All I know is that there's a Spartan king who sacrifices himself and his men for what they believe. Wikipedia says it's loaded with historical inaccuracies (few movies are historically accurate). But whether 300 portrays history exactly as it happened is besides the point. 300 was so successful at the box… Continue reading 300 is based on a true story

The Wrong Way to Read and the Meaning of Insight

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7n834yOH0xztW9cnuHTFBj?si=HM58ZIdaQJKzAisyy88XcA Your mind, like your body, needs the nutrients and vitamins of good ideas in order to survive and thrive. But as we grow older, our ego turns our head away from good ideas like the child avoiding the choo-choo train of a spoonful of peas. Good ideas aren't found out there. They're found in… Continue reading The Wrong Way to Read and the Meaning of Insight

The Penguin Latte Podcast #11: Deepu Asok on Meditation, Yoga, Drawing, and Happiness

Meditation is that state where you are no more. Your sense of Self is gone.If you ask an artist where his work comes from, if he's a generous artist, he'll say, 'I don't know where it comes.' Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Watch on YouTube Deepu Asok is the author and illustrator of… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #11: Deepu Asok on Meditation, Yoga, Drawing, and Happiness

The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/R-LVvKlh4EM https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RuQUxVkGxEK96Zc8BmOhp?si=vmS7UtlURWWhvNMT7EQqxA Today, I'm joined by the wonderful Pranav Mutatkar (@pranavmutatkar). His newsletter, Your Lazy Sunday blends together art, music, comedy, and culture. It's an intellectual treat for those of us who prefer not to take ourselves so seriously. Highly recommended. We spent about half this episode geeking out about our favorite directors, psychoanalysts, philosophers,… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

The Problem of Worshiping What We Pursue

An Essay On How to Be Ambitious Without Turning Into a Jerk Last week, in a Twitter thread by Naval Ravikant, I wrote a tweet with a misplaced apostrophe. Someone in the thread decided (because these things are always decisions) that it was worth his time and attention, above everything happening in his world, to… Continue reading The Problem of Worshiping What We Pursue

My Most Ambitious Reading Project: The Collected Works of C.G Jung.

Jung was a juggernaut. Inspired by Poor Bjorn's post about his reading the entire “Story of Civilization” by Will Durant, I’d like to share with you what I consider to be my most ambitious reading project: to read through the entire collected works of C.G Jung (The Bollingen Series as translated by RF.C Hull. Can… Continue reading My Most Ambitious Reading Project: The Collected Works of C.G Jung.