Lessons from a short trip to Las Vegas

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels So I know I should use this post to tell you about how I went to Vegas last week, and in the process made lots of money, drank several Olympic pools worth of ethanol, and close with something that brings up the "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" line. … Continue reading Lessons from a short trip to Las Vegas

Everyday triage

Photo by Download a pic Donate a buck! ^ from Pexels I'm one of those people that likes to listen to podcasts or YouTube on autoplay when doing chores around the house or when doing simple tasks at work. I guess most people are like that, perhaps listening to the radio or music or having … Continue reading Everyday triage

Don’t look at the problem, look at the solution

Photo by Mihis Alex from Pexels If you've ever ridden a bike or a motorcycle then chances are you've experienced the phenomenon of moving towards what you look at, rather than where you want to go. This is called target fixation, which Wikipedia is kind enough to define as [the] attentional phenomenon observed in humans … Continue reading Don’t look at the problem, look at the solution

How to not become a hater

Photo by Gratisography from Pexels We've previously covered how you can use your haters as your source of motivation. For some reason, that post is one of this blog's most popular entries. Perhaps its that dealing with negativity is so common online, perhaps it's because of our readership's demographics, or perhaps there is some deeper … Continue reading How to not become a hater

A society without consequences (or responsibilities)

About a week ago I went to the barbershop only to find out that out of the five or six barbers working there, only one remains. Although I'm not friends with the barbershop's owner, we do run into each other in the gym, so I asked him what was going on. The story's a little … Continue reading A society without consequences (or responsibilities)

On time healing everything

A few days after my grandpa died, some of my schoolmates told me to give it some time, that things would get better on their own. As I was a 7-year-old at the time, and so were them, that advice seemed to make sense, and I took it to heart. However, I would like to … Continue reading On time healing everything

Forgetting and moving forward

Some weeks ago I talked about how you can use your haters to improve your life. On an upcoming post we'll talk about how we can stop ourselves from becoming haters ourselves, but this week's post will be dedicated to one way we can move forward from the grievances that we've experienced: forgetting. It goes … Continue reading Forgetting and moving forward

Social media, self-enclosure, and false narrative

I intend this post to expand on some thoughts I've had on social media. The topic is not unique to a specific platform or to social media itself, but I think the way we use these networks allows for the problem to be more obvious. Fortunately, that may also help us solve the problem in … Continue reading Social media, self-enclosure, and false narrative

Love your haters – Let them improve your life

We've all got haters. That ex-boyfriend that badmouths you to others? That teacher that went full Snape on you? So-called critics that are clearly not trying to help you? Yup, we've all got haters, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They're the people who talk crap about you, backstab you, doubt you … Continue reading Love your haters – Let them improve your life