How to avoid people making this face at you when you’re talking to them – How to have a good conversation (and how to have a shitty one)

The easiest way to get someone’s face to freeze in a horrified and confused rictus like that is, when you’ve entered into conversation, to share facts, figures and nothing but cold, administrative objective truths. It’s not showing our strengths or how good our life is going, or how cool we …

‘Qual è la vera vittoria, quella che fa battere le mani o battere i cuori?’ (Which is the real victory, the one that makes hands clap, or the one that makes your heart pound?’ – The philosophy of Pier Paulo Pasolini

Qual è la vera vittoria, quella che fa battere le mani o battere i cuori? – Pier Paulo Fasolini Everything you do (that you choose to do) is done for one reason: to feel something. And whatever you do, is it better to do it for the applause, the plaudits, …

A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.2] – How is it possible to know why people do what they do? (& The philosophy of: Charlie Fineman from Reign Over Me)

If someone’s decisions seems odd or completely understandable to you, they’re probably a no-brainer to them. And even if you think you do understand the motivations and reasons for their decisions or what they do, you probably only know a part of the picture.  Natasha in Tolstoy’s War and Peace is misunderstood, …

A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.1] – How is it possible to know what it’s like to be someone, if you can never ever actually ‘be’ them?

Do other people sometimes act weird according to you? And other times is it quite expected? The only thing unites (or divides) you and those people may be the what they do, but it may perhaps in no way at all be the why. Think about your entire life up until …

It sucks to live on the other side of the world of people you care about, because you can’t ever share any experiences, right? Wrong. Every 105 or so years you can.

There’s one thing that connects you to every other person, everyone you care about, no matter where they are around the world. And that’s the cosmos.  So even if you’re on the other side of the world from people you care about, you can still share real life experiences (ones …