Thinking without thinking 🤔

Work is the practice of gathering string. But it is the empty mind that weaves experience, knowledge, and ideas altogether. The apple may have hit Newton’s head, but his insights into gravity were brewing all along. There is no such thing as Eureka, just the gradual harmonization of distilled moments that become apparent when we least expect […]

Are you an egg person or an onion person?

Introverts are egg people. They’re not hiding anything (per say), they are mostly reserved. And once they start to get comfortable, they are as open and talkative as anybody else. “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured,” writes Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World […]

Write a memoir to make sense of your life

“Why write? To write. To make something.” Claude Simon Most people think of writing as a creative outlet. But it’s also an instrument for coping. According to recent studies, writing your own memoir has various psychological benefits. Whether for private eyes or for public viewing, writing extensively about traumatic events helps you break free from the cage […]

‘Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance’

“Another flaw in human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance,” said Kurt Vonnegut. Everybody’s wants to start something, but rarely do they want to maintain it. The problem in growing at no costs is that it obviates purpose and integrity. Instead of leading by example, the race to […]

The effect of expectation

The placebo creates a ceremony of expectation. It builds off novelty and reinvigorates confidence in the possibility of recovery. We all fall victim to the soft mental implantation of a placebo, the oldest medicine in the world. One simple belief kickstarts a chemical revolution. But in reality, the answer just needed to be poked from dormancy. […]