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Unpopular opinion: If humans procreate less and live longer, the world would be a better place. I don’t have kids and don’t want any. But I intend to live to 120. My lifestyle is better for humanity. Here’s why 👇 If you ask an investor to give you $20,000 a year to invest in asset X for 30 years. After 30 years, X will start to pay back. You also tell the investor this is…

On my last birthday, I made an intention to live to 120. No I’m really not kidding. I fully expect to make it happen. In fact, I’m undershooting there.  Recent researches on ageing estimate the natural lifespan of humans to be 120-150 years old. That’s how many years your body can carry on, without external stressors, like cancer, heart attack, or being hit by a bus. In other words, if you take care of the…

The feeling of self inadequacy, and the shame, guilt, sadness associated with it, is a most human among human traits. We’re so used to it that most of the time you’re probably not even aware that you’re feeling not good enough. The pop culture of empowerment prescribes positive self belief as an antidote– if you’re feeling inadequate, you’re not talking to yourself correctly. Stop the negative thinking and believe in yourself! You’re the smartest, funniest…

Shame is one of the most powerful programming that run on the human operating system. It’s powerful partly because we impulsively want to run away from it, and what you avoid inevitably holds power over you. It’s also powerful because unlike other so called negative emotions, such as fear, sadness, and anger, the target of shame is almost always the self. Not even any ephemeral aspect of the self. But the self in its totality…

In 99% of cases we humans work similarly to a computer. Just like your laptop, you have a storage system to keep experiences, impressions, information and knowledge. And like your laptop, you have programs (or “scripts”) installed in you to handle various life situations. Without the ability to store stuff or without pre-installed scripts, neither you nor your computer would know how to function. They are essential features to your humanness, and your computer’s…computerness. But…

I had a friend who was the busiest woman in the world. Everytime I talk to her, she was inevitably on her way to doing something important, an appointment, a meeting, an event… She was incredibly productive, and also never had any time. You’d think someone like that probably accomplishes a lot in their day and makes a great impact in the world. But not quite. She was not particularly happy with either her career…