Here I undermine the clichés about parental love (and tell young adults how to guard their interests and dreams)

[ 4 min read ] There is one very important thing all young people should realize. The reason parents don’t care about their children’s dreams and want to force certain choices on them is always the same. They want a peace of mind and a feeling that they did their... Read more →

Babying adult people is a huge mistake (and the root cause of many problems)

[ 2 min read ] Do members of other species win food for and obsess about the wellbeing and happiness of their adult offspring? No. There is this period of babying the offspring (when they’re babies) - licking them, letting them suck mother’s milk (in mammals), warding off dangers, bringing... Read more →

Steady job, financial stability, beautiful wife / handsome husband, two kids, a dog and a dream house. How do people live like that?

[ 1 min read ] Glenn Miller’s orchestra, they were doing some gigs somewhere. They can’t land where they’re supposed to land because it’s winter, snowy night. So they have to land, like, in this field and walk to the gig. They’re dressed in their suits, ready to play. They’re... Read more →

Most parents will hate me for this! I would hate myself too if I had the same belief they have.

[ 3 min read ] Why is it that almost all parents want their children to enter “practical” professions? Because they’re selfish and care more (or only) about their own needs being satisfied, rather than their children’s needs being satisfied. They want a peace of mind, have something to brag... Read more →

Half of all college grads are underemployed or unemployed. 25% of minimum wage jobs are held by college grads. Any idea what went wrong?

[ 2 min read ] According to one of my antagonists whose name I’ll not mention here so that this person, a classic internet troll, will not gain any attention through my work (I believe our lives are better without those people), Half of all college grads are underemployed or... Read more →

A plea to my son's elementary school teachers (how not to suck as a teacher)

[ 3 min read ] Telling children that their parents and teachers know everything best and that it’s the reason children should listen, is, of course, a very convenient strategy. It is also a tried and true strategy. It’s what teachers and parents have been telling children for years. It’s... Read more →

It’s because you lack patience and / or do it the wrong way. Not because passion sucks.

[ 1 min read ] [A note about this post. Couldn’t decide which version of this post to publish so I decided to publish both versions. It’s like two slightly different photographs - they’re almost the same. Almost.] Frame 1. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have a passion... Read more →

All this time we’ve been wrong about this. The lack of support from our family is almost never the problem.

[ 3 min read ] Frank Williams’s wife Virginia was always very supportive of him and his passion for motor racing (Frank Williams is the legendary founder of British Formula 1 team currently racing in Formula 1 as Williams Martini Racing). Her family members describe the first ten years of... Read more →

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 →

Some people simply don’t know what they’re talking about. Like those who preach that passion is unimportant and that the quest for it will screw up your life.

[ 2 min read ] The only people on this planet who downplay passion or tell young people that the quest for the thing you love can ruin your life are those who A/ don’t quite get it (they erroneously believe they have found it in their lives so they... Read more →