Kokomo by The Beach Boys – IMPOSSIBLE, according to the laws of physics, to listen to and be anxious or stressed or whatever

I love challenges. Because of this and this (but only if it’s worth it.) And here’s one for you: If you’re having a day where you’re worried, stressed or anxious, just watch this. Watch this and see if you still feel the same way. I actually think it’s physically impossible to. This is the …

Why news sucks and sports don’t

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures – Earl Warren When you read, listen to or watch the news, how’s it make you feel? Hopeless? Depressed? Like an asshole? So why do we do it? Reading the news …

Being a teacher’s not about giving a fuck about teaching, it’s about giving a fuck about learning (and this is one who did) [+ the genius of Idiocracy]

I’ve talked before about a past teacher of mine who gave heaps of fucks about learning. This is another one: Dr. Howard Good. Professor Good’s another one of my top 5 favourite teachers of all time. I took his ‘Press in America’ class at SUNY New Paltz in New York State, …

Missing the Point #1: If Buddhism’s about having a tranquil mind (and real life’s mostly not that), shouldn’t the temples be built in places that are noisy as fuck and hectic as shit?

Nowhere can man find a more untroubled retreat than in his own soul – Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations Here’s a Buddhist temple: And where are they usually? In isolated places, built in locations faraway from the noise and unpredictability and sometimes chaotic events of real life. ‘One of the purposes of …

Actually actually

If you searched this site for any word, I would’ve thought that you’d get the most hits for ‘Seneca‘ or ‘Bill & Ted‘ or ‘Snufkin‘, but if you search the word ‘actually’ you get 85. That word is one of my favourites. Why? Because most of what we think on the …

When shit sucks, embrace it.

When you go through something tough, don’t deflect, deny or numb (with alcohol, drugs, distractions etc.) the feelings of how much it sucks. Embrace the shockwaves within you and that fucked up feeling in the pit of your stomach. Label it. Visualise it. Take in everything you can see and …