The pointless pursuit of legacy

Devoting all your effort and time into leaving a legacy is like going to Disneyland and instead of actually going on the rides, you spend the whole day convincing people that no one has ever ridden Disneyland’s rides with such valour, bravery and heroism as you. That you ride the rides …

How to declutter and ‘Kondo’ your devices

This is Marie Kondo. She teaches people ‘the Japanese art of decluttering and organising.’ Marie Kondo (or ‘KonMari’) recommends going through all your things, category by category¹ and only keeping those that ‘spark joy’. She makes a clear distinction between her approach and minimalism though –It’s not about having less stuff, because as …

Gratitude for my mum

If you google ‘What’s the most important thing in life?’ I doubt ‘gratitude’ comes up as the #1 result¹. But it is. Gratitude for being alive, gratitude for having what you have, gratitude for being able to experience all the good stuff that’s in the world, nature, the ocean and …

Routine

How did ‘routine’ get such a bad name? Anyone whoever got good at ANYTHING –any skill, craft, any sport, any instrument or any discipline– didn’t do ‘a little bit today’, then say ‘I can’t be bothered’ the next 3 days, then ‘go hard’ the next day to make up for …

0K (100 straight days of posts)

A student walks up to me after the class I taught as a substitute today… ‘You’re gonna hate me… but all these boxes… this is how many times today you said the word ‘okay’… Damn, that is a lot of boxes. 270. During a class where I’d told them how …