Nassim Taleb: ‘The best way to verify that you are alive is by checking if you like variations.’

“The best way to verify that you are alive is by checking if you like variations.” Nassim Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder You may also like:

Triggering and cementing habits

The weakness of will drives our worst habits. Remove the cookies, and we’re less likely to snack on them. Refuse the cafe down the street and drink the Starbucks office Keurig pods instead. That’s $3 saved! Surroundings dictate our behavior. They are unconscious triggers for experiences. So the reverse is also true. Pack your gym […]

Stuck in our own heads — is that such a bad thing?

If we remove the music at a fashion show it’d feel dull. No one wants to face the nakedness of noise. If we put a person in a room with only a shock machine studies show that they’d rather zap themselves to stay bored. Humans crave entertainment. Social media is today’s main elixir. We’re wired […]