THOUGHTS & IDEAS Feed

Complaining that you don’t get today’s world is a yet another form of entitlement.

[ 4 min read ] Something my father-in-law said this weekend when we were visiting them got me thinking about generations. Again. He said I understand this world no more. I wouldn’t do it. Of course he was referring to something someone from a younger generation did (other family member).... Read more →


‘Forget passion!’ is a dumb advice offered by those who believe that finding passion is pure luck and thus longing for it ruins people’s happiness

[ 4 min read ] It is assumed (and that’s where most people make a mistake - because they don’t understand how passion works) that those who have passion are the few lucky characters among us who were born with passion, or who were fortunate enough that passion simply revealed... Read more →


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 →


Three reasons why we all should despise the idea of retirement.

[ 2 min read ] I don’t understand the idea of retirement. Don’t even think about retiring. Hence all those bullshit clichés about the need to have a decent salary so that you will have better retirement benefits don’t speak to me. I despise this idea. I think it makes... Read more →


Who would want to keep up with the Joneses nowadays? Today it’s about keeping up with the Smiths.

[ 5 min read ] I’m doing this series on success principles (from my own perspective) and this got me thinking about the messages the next generations of people are most likely to receive, or which most of them will most probably be able to distil from all they read,... Read more →