If you can’t be ‘selfish’ you won’t be able to live your life the way you want.

[ 2 min read ] We associate the word ‘selfish’ with something fundamentally bad. When you are called selfish by people it means you only think about yourself and you couldn’t care less about others. It’s another word for an ‘asshole’. When we grow up we learn that there are... Read more →

The problem with going for a “practical” career first and leaving your dreams for later

[ 5 min read ] There is this very common advice by experienced, rational and well-meaning adults. “Go for a “practical” career first (pick a “practical” college major) and leave your dreams for later, when you have some kind of a cushion”. But is it really a good life advice?... Read more →

A self-fulfilling prophecy. (This whole ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ nonsense!)

[ 2 min read ] This pressure is enormous in our society and it’s hard not to become anxious. This whole ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ nonsense! We ask this terrible question because our parents asked it and because everyone around asks it. This question... Read more →