philosophy

negative consequences of risk aversion and honesty

Here are some thoughts on the negative consequences of risk aversion and honesty. This is going to be a short one but given that what I want to write about is explained easily. I guess the major part of this post should happen on the readers side; reflecting on your own circumstances. This week I […]

we are not even the product; we are the fuel – part 1

This is part one of a two part series that bridges technology critique, social science and a call to be more mindful of your time and focus. A while ago I listened to the waking up podcast where Sam Harris talks to Roger McNamee who is a former mentor of Mark Zuckerberg – the man […]

meditations

by Marcus Aurelius synopsis The book does not have a real story and is rather a collection of thoughts and scraps of Marcus Aurelius’ mind. Marcus Aurelius was a strong proponent of philosophy and is often depicted as the ideal philosopher king. His work was split into 12 books that do not really have a […]

improve your health by fighting climate change

Congratulations humanity! You are successfully killing yourself! I read on TechCrunch the other day that the CO2 concentration in our atmosphere has climbed to over 415 PPM for the first time in human history. If you look at the graphs on the website it is difficult to dismiss this as not a big deal. If […]

the problem with “the others” and climate change

This post is going to be rather political and the way I will talk about the upcoming issue will not be of good taste to most people. Through my work email I received an email to support an initiative called “Scientists For Future” that concerns itself with climate change. The reason why I post my […]

expensive rut

We are all made in a way that we get used to the status-quo. In our life we always get used to things. It can be our living situation, our partners, or mundane things as the construction site next to our house. I believe that, while being an important ability of our psyche, it is […]

think

I have a new bicycle. My previous was stolen and I doubt the thief will have any fun with it. Its lifespan was long overreached and in order to get it back on its feet, you would have to invest a considerable amount of money. Nonetheless I am sad – it was a nice bike […]

resuscitation

I have not written a blog post in a long time. I have been immersed with work, friends, change and life in general. The good thing is that this has always been an experiment without a clear goal and therefore the journey is what is interesting. However, lately I felt that I should write again […]

technology pitfalls and achievements – how to hack your mind

A newspaper in the country I come from published an article on the impact of technology in the future and whether and how it will change our society. It was one of these captain obvious posts, that something has advantages and disadvantages. Like there is anything in the world which does not  follow this principle. In […]