Secret games

Secret games

We are very good at playing secret games in our daily lives. Some games are about deliberately presenting a front, designed to manipulate or deceive another. And, some secret games are more about self-deception, where what is actually going on for you is not what you...
Less-expressed or repressed?

Less-expressed or repressed?

There is something quintessentially you about you. The same way that leaves on a tree are somehow all similar yet different, we humans too are similar but different. Each one of us will have a unique flavour — a character and personality that is recognisable. However,...
Algorithm is the new God

Algorithm is the new God

The algorithm is the new God. It moves in mysterious ways. When things go wrong, someone will now just say the ‘algorithm decided’.  Complex systems  The sad reality is that even the tech creators are unable to predict the behaviour of their own algorithms completely....
Like bad window cleaning

Like bad window cleaning

Seeking happiness in external achievements is like relentlessly cleaning a window from the outside ignoring the dust and finger prints on the inside. No amount of rubbing from the outside will ever provide a clear view. You might even obsess over a single spot that is...
Our heroes

Our heroes

Rather than worship heroes, look to their archetypes. What is it that they embody that you admire? Can you find more of that within yourself? Hero worship may be a starting point, but it does not have to end there.  Archetypes  Archetypes refer to the qualities that...
Avoiding time wasters

Avoiding time wasters

Better to over-filter potential BS and miss out a little, than under-filter and contaminate your mind. Filtering BS is sadly needed for maintaining sanity amidst so much noise and the same goes for avoiding time wasters.   Filtering BS  The idea behind over-filtering...