Category Archives: Life

The Ball On A String

I arrived at a small town in a country I’ve never been to before. It had a traditional character of families and young people going for long, meandering strolls on promenades lined with sidewalk cafes and restaurants. No Starbucks or corporate chains in sight. Many people walk as slow as me, which is rare in […]

Comfort Will Not Give You Meaning In Life

Many people plan their lives around the pursuit of comfort. Whether it comes to work, relationships, or day-to-day living, all decisions are made with the goal to increase comfort while decreasing discomfort. The problem with this approach is that comfort does not provide you with meaning. You can have all the comfort in the world […]

When You Set A Goal, You Inherit A Lifestyle

Upon setting a goal, you fantasize about the pleasure you’ll receive from accomplishing it. The problem is that only a tiny percentage of your overall time is spent enjoying the actual goal. Instead, most of your efforts go into the tasks towards achieving it. The work you do for the goal becomes your life, not […]

Goodbye Sister

My only sister has died of breast cancer. She was 31 years old. She was the most important person in my life. I’m hurting. In the next several months, I intend to publish normal articles. Maybe in the future I will share what happened in a way that will honor her.

What Is The Tao?

I’ve previously reviewed Osho’s When The Shoe Fits, but this book may actually serve as a better reading for complete beginners to Tao since it’s more introductory in nature. However, it does lack the parables that make it as interesting as When The Shoe Fits. Buddha has walked, Lao Tzu has walked, Jesus has walked, but […]

How To Change The World

Out of all my podcasts, I’ve received the most amount of comments about The Black Pill, where I state that it’s fruitless to try to change society instead of yourself. Many men feel that this possibly can’t be the right approach, because if we don’t try to change society, how can we ever make it […]

And Then What?

Many men raised in the West are programmed to set ambitious goals for themselves. They spend months or years trying to accomplish a specific goal, thinking that once it happens, their life will unfold like a movie where they are the hero carried off on the shoulders of admirers. This doesn’t happen. The satisfaction from […]

Runaway Train

Ten years ago, I was staying at a hostel in Buenos Aires. I was nearly five months into what would be a six month backpacking trip through South America. Things were not going so well. Repeated illnesses revealed that my constitution was too fragile for the continent. I began longing for the home I eagerly […]

4 Things I Learned In 2017

In the below video, I explain four things I learned in 2017. Visit my Youtube channel and hit the Subscribe button to see new clips before I drop them on the blog. Previous Video: She’s Too Busy For You

Congratulations To The Man

Congratulations to the man who has been persecuted by the powerful, for he has found the truth. Congratulations to the man who has found the deepest love and then lost it, for he has learned that nothing is permanent. Congratulations to the man who stays up at night wondering about the meaning of life, for […]

It’s A Mistake To Always Play Defense

At some point in your life, once you’ve accomplished goals centered around the pursuit of power, status, money, or women, you move from playing offense to defense. Energetic ambitions that led to action now become anxious plans of self-preservation. Once a flowing river, your life becomes a stagnant pond as you debate every little movement […]

The Past Is An Anchor

It’s tempting to think that you can start over at any moment, just pack up your bags and head to new places, but like a shadow, your past will follow you. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your memories, experiences, and mistakes will never be far behind. The lives of my parents shaped me […]

The High Cost Of Working 40 Hours A Week

I recently took on a month-long project that served as a corporate job simulator, a full decade after quitting my microbiologist career. This short project was a powerful reminder how modern work is incompatible with human contentment. During my project, I woke up every day at the relatively reasonable time of 8:30 a.m. to be […]