I remember reading Perec's Life A User's Manual. Don't remember much about it, I do like remember enjoying it and I do like the title (obviously - it's a good title). I wouldn't say this piece has been inspired by that book but gives me a reason to show off I have read relatively little … Continue reading Books for Life: An Operating System
Every once in a while it's worth to take note of our basic assumptions, thought patterns and habits that moves us through life. If you are generally a functional human being these are kind of your friends. After all you can't sit there pondering every single action and countless small decisions we have to make. … Continue reading Books for people who are looking for different ways of looking at life
Life, in its natural course, will throw all kinds of shit on us. It doesn't make sense to think otherwise. At best you'd be practising wishful thinking and at worst you'd be delusional. It's almost a rule of nature. Some very smart and old and very smart and not so old people have been talking … Continue reading Books for people who want to toughen up
It's summer time and I have had some time off. That means, I did some reading. In case you have similar plans (time off + reading) here are some (humble) book recommendations. The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe: This to me is a perfect summer book. It's written by Tom Wolfe who is one of … Continue reading Books for people looking to relax on a beach somewhere.
Freedom means different things to different people and since I can't plug into the the brains of everyone and understand their definition of freedom I'll go with my definition of what it means.
In a new tradition I bring you an ill timed best of the books I read in 2017 list. To be fair to me, I wrote this way back in December 2017 but somehow didn't get around to publishing it. Then, as time passed, it started to become awkward. I thought to myself "It's March … Continue reading Books for people who are fond “best of lists (i.e 2017)”
Try and remember a situation where you worked hard to achieve a goal only to see it slip away once you got there. Typical dieting scenario. Now think about a time where you put in a ton of work only to realize in hindsight a lot of it was unnecessary to get to the same … Continue reading Books for people seeking simplicity
I was a lucky kid growing up. I had my parents around me, had as good an education I can get too outside of the family. Both my parents and teachers provided the best guidance they can and talked about life lessons and what they learnt. This of course is vastly better than not having … Continue reading Books for people who need a little inspiration
No one can read the future as far as I am aware but if I were to be a betting person I would bet the world isn’t going to shit. Or rather, I would bet it's not catastrophically going to shit. We might go through a shitty time that gets worse before it gets better. … Continue reading Books for people who think the world is going to shit
Maybe it’s just me but every once in a while I have one of those nights where I wake up at 04:00 with a heightened heart rate, dry mouthed, somewhat panicky from whichever weird dream/nightmare I was having. Then a thought pops into my head. It’s about something I need to do at work. Then … Continue reading Books for people lying awake panicking about stuff (+ some tips)