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Just Smell the Goddamn Roses

This title sounds like big bullshit, doesn’t it? Well you’re wrong. And the flowers aren’t even roses. Well for that you’re right. But smelling the goddamn roses, enjoying the moment and hanging in there is gonna change your life. Well actually your brain. So yeah, it will change your life. Now let me tell you…

The Real Definition of Selfishness

The Real Definition of Selfishness

While I gently press the trackpad of my MacBook Air with 3 of my delicate fingers, a popup comes out of magic powder and delivers the following message: selfishness |ˈselfiSHnis| noun the quality or condition of being selfish: an act of pure selfishness. Oh. Thank you. That was very useful. You asshole program. Well, the…

Depression is No Flu

Depression is No Flu

I’m just back from France. I’ve spent a bit more than a month there for the summer. It was great, thanks for asking. A bit cold though. When my friends and family asked me about my job, I talked about this blog instead. So I unexpectedly ended up spending a good amount of time talking…

There is No Such Thing as Luck

There is No Such Thing as Luck

Tonight I’m flying to France. When I’m in France I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. Wait. Actually that’s a lie. The truth is that people keep reminding me of how lucky I am. And what I feel is annoyance. Sometimes I even dream of myself shaking people’s heads until they drop and…

Do You Love the Right Way?

Do You Love the Right Way?

8 months ago my wife and I were talking about divorce. Yes. DEE-VORCE. The big word. At the time we were married for almost 4 years and had known each other for 5. We got married fast. 3 weeks after we’ve met we were motorbiking in Vietnam for the winter holidays. Back from there we…

Why You Should Never Take Anything Personally

You shouldn’t take things personally. Never, ever. Ever, never. And I’m gonna tell you why. But first, I’ll tell you why I did take every single little thing personally for so many years, and, if you can relate, maybe why you might be doing it too. STARTING LIFE WITH A WRONG BELIEF My mom was…

What Do You Focus On?

Saturday. 9th of November. 1.30pm. I remember exactly because it was the opening weekend of the Macau Grand Prix 2013 and while I was arguing with my wife about where to go for lunch, Alex Yoong crashed his car right down our home. A beautiful Audi R8 just gone in seconds. And very loudly. We…

A Simple Rule for Finding Purpose in Life

Where I live, in Asia, a day is 24 hours. I spend 8 hours sleeping. Or at least, 8 hours in bed. I like it when I sleep. Sleep is important. We tend to forget it, but sleep is one of the most important physical need. The other one is sex. No, just kidding, it’s…

Just Do Something

You can read as many self-help or psychology books as you want (and there’s a ton out there), nothing gets really learned as long as it is not applied to one’s own life. In the same way you cannot call yourself a baker if you just read about bread, you cannot get better at life…