Boredom is good for you, if you let it

Found this fascinating video by psychologist Dr. Sandi Mann, who explains why boredom can be a powerful emotion. https://youtu.be/K710qprgtjo Why boredom is good for you – BBC REEL Dr. Mann’s book, The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good, explores how embracing boredom can be good for you. She shares some of the key findings […]

RAND corporation thought the home computers would look like this in 2004!

Bits & Pieces And boy, weren’t they so wrong! Look at what we were able to accomplish by 2004! Sony VAIO PCV-V1 iBook G4 Despite their inaccurate prediction, the RAND corporation was one of the technological pioneers of American. Spinning a World Wide WebWhile RAND has played a major role in keeping America safe from […]

Being ‘loose’ on your commitments

I can fathom only two reactions from that headline — yours and the one that you don’t approve. Let’s be honest — we’ve all got an opinion or two about commitments. Some are sticklers. Some have a lot of flexibility built into their conscience, so much so that they conveniently forget about it. Others just […]

Philosophy should be funny

Because without humor it is dry, serious, long-winded and disconnected and still outright boring. Who can blame the pop-culture for relating good old wisdom with long drawn philosophical lectures? Philosophy literally means the “love of wisdom.” We study the subject to understand the fundamental issues/problems/challenges concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and […]

Airlines have policies. What if it’s customers had one too?

One of my core tenets is reasonability. If an argument doesn’t appeal to my reason it’s basically stupid. But there are policies and rules that we all have to abide by. And not because it’s the law. It’s just too much of a hassle to ruffle some feathers or shake the system up a little. […]