Wasting time

Is it possible to waste absolutely zero time? In My Experimental Life, A.J. Jacobs experiments with getting rid of all irrational beliefs and myths he’s been told by the internet, his mum, people on the street, all so that he can live a rational life. One of them is that ‘You …

No news is good news pt. 2

In this post, Dr Money Mustache also talks about how to avoid wasting time. And it’s not just news, it’s ‘all forms of irrelevant information’. The philosopher Seneca said in On the Shortness of Life, ‘There is no time for anything inessential,’ but does this mean you can’t even watch 6 …

It’s who you know and also what they know

Surrounding yourself with the right people makes you better. I’ve had a fair few positive role models since I left high school. And not just positive role models, but pretty inspirational people. My brother, people I met traveling, people I stayed with or lived with and a few randoms outside of …

Married

I’m a married man. And these were the vows I wrote and said to my new wife yesterday: People say Marriage is not about being RIGHT or WRONG…   BUT… we aren’t married YET.   Do you remember, 6 years ago, on the first day we met, when we were alone …

Not married

It was July 2010 and I had gone to Israel to volunteer at a wildlife reserve in the Southern Israeli dessert. On the 31st of July, I sat in an auditorium with about 25 other volunteers all in Israel to volunteer on different projects all around the country. Before the …

Compromise

I always thought that compromise in a relationship means both people not getting what they want. I’ve also heard people say they don’t think that’s right though – that it’s about both people getting what they want. But that doesn’t really ring true for me either. This does though. A friend of …

Something will definitely go wrong

I have been married exactly 0.0 times but from what I guess, and from what I gather from other people, the following is (unqualified) advice I’d give to someone just before their wedding day… (In 3 days, I will be able to say I have been married exactly 1.0 times) Something …