A Psychological Tip by Piet Hein

Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind,and you’re hampered by not having any,the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find,is simply by spinning a penny.No – not so that chance shall decide the affairwhile you’re passively standing there moping;but the moment the penny is up in the air,you suddenly know what you’re…More

The Necessity of Boredom, Yuval Noah Harari

“If you want to understand the human mind, start with boredom. You can’t get anywhere interesting if you’re constantly running away from boredom. In many cases boredom is the first line of defense before you get to the interesting stuff.”More

The Scent of Time, Byung-Chul Han

Excerpt from The Paradox of the Present The internet space is a space without direction. It is woven from possible connections, or links, which do not fundamentally differ from each other. No direction or option has an absolute priority over the others. Ideally, a change of direction is possible at any time. There is no…More

The Perfect Speech

“Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. If I’ve ever seen a perfect speech—from the first word to last—that’s the one.” – Joel SchwartzbergMore

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Gordon Livingston

our passage through life consists of an effort to get the maps in our heads to conform to the ground on which we walk.” “Much of our difficulty in developing and sustaining personal relationships resides in our failure to recognize, in ourselves as well as in others, those personality characteristics that make someone a poor…More