(book review) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

TL:DR: Giving so many f*cks about so many things--especially about things that don't matter--will drive us crazy and make us unhappy. This book is not only incredibly dense with wisdom but also incredibly well written and edited. It really feels like every word was chosen and place carefully, so as Read more [...]

Paradoux of Choice

In our quest to maximize freedom, we maximize choice, but is this maximization of choice leading to maximization of happiness? In his TedTalk, Psychologist Barry Swartz helps me understand why I hate large restaurant menus.  He articulates nicely, ideas that strongly suggest maximizing choice does Read more [...]

“That feeling can create its own reality.”

Two very curious psychological phenomena have been whirling around in my mind when I started to see how much of human behavior might be explained by them.     The first is the concept of "loss aversion", which explains we often act in ways that minimize our expected losses rather than maximize our Read more [...]

some wisdom about our society and us as social beings

Use the below link to watch video of a author David Brooks speak about some interesting human behaviors and psychological traits.  You only need to watch the first 30 minutes of the 60 minute long video, because the rest is just him answering not-so-interesting questions from the audience.  For me, Read more [...]

passed this level of skill, advantage is all in the head

I am not sure if the idea I describe in this post is radical or even original, but I think it important enough to write about, so here you go. I am watching the "Top 5 Best of Worst Calls" production on the Tennis Channel, and the commentators  just mentioned how Blake went from being ranked #4 in Read more [...]