This is dumbness!

Apparently, stacking cheerios on babies is trendy! At least it was in 2016-17… it just popped in my feeds today. Don’t worry — it’s still so dumb! Here’s a Guardian headline that perfectly describes this phenomenon: The #CheeriosChallenge message to dads: you can still be an idiot after fatherhood. (True that!) Here’s proof! Courtesy: Sad […]

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 […]

It’s not about the 18 minutes…

One of my favorite songs and music video (from the MTV era…) was Van Halen’s “Jump!” If you haven’t heard the song (well, shame on you!) here’s how the lyrics go… I get up, and nothin’ gets me downYou got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest aroundAnd I know, baby, just how you feelYou got […]

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 […]

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. […]

Excellence is possible, even without talent

Of all the random things I do out of sheer curiosity, taking the Clifton Strengthsfinder 2.0 wasn’t. After rereading some of Gallup’s publications I simply got curious to know my natural talents. Who wouldn’t be after all, right? You’ll be surprised! More than 20 million people from across the globe have taken the Clifton Strengthsfinder […]

Don’t be a snowflake, be a stoic

Found this fascinating read on DailyStoic.com. It speaks to me personally as I do get to interact with a lot of (special) snowflakes every now and then. And although I’m far from being a true stoic, the philosophy is what I often default to. But like any other practitioner, I’m still learning and there’s so […]