I have never told anyone this. When I was 9 years old, I experienced a stressful event which caused me to partially withdraw from society. I built around me a cocoon of imagination. My whole life was fake. I imagined I was a secret agent. For some reason, my country needed a small boy withContinue reading “My Former Life as a Secret Agent”
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The Future is Bright. Again.
In 1976, my school teacher said the world was past Peak Oil. She said I would never obtain a drivers license, because no cars would exist. Petroleum would be too scarce. The world was ending! So I gathered all my money from delivering newspapers. I invested it all in bicycle parts and repair tools. IContinue reading “The Future is Bright. Again.”
Want to live longer?
I am in Japan this week, meeting creative people. I interacted with a really interesting person by chance. Across the alley from the apartment where I am staying, I was awoken early in the morning by an old man banging on a pot with a hammer. Determining a Japanese person’s age is difficult, but thisContinue reading “Want to live longer?”
Should you go back to college or university?
Will your career be advanced by going back to school? Maybe, maybe not. Do you wish you had earned a degree when you were younger? Do you feel left out of conversations when people quote Jane Austen? Do you wish you could use historical examples from the Peloponesian War? Many people feel the allure ofContinue reading “Should you go back to college or university?”
God Doesn’t Hate You
You might be stuck in your progress toward success because of an idea from evolutionary psychology called Hyperactive Agent Detection. In an earlier post, we discussed the Smoke Detector Principle. It essentially says that humans are negatively biased. In the past, ignoring threats was expensive. Ignoring could lead to being eaten by a predator. ButContinue reading “God Doesn’t Hate You”