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One thing that, i guess, would help to understand me, (assuming anyone is trying to which is kinda arrogant but anyway), is the way i evaluate people. Because, you know, i am kinda good at the whole understanding people thing, which came as quite a surprise to me, when i realized it was the case. And of the various things i can or cannot do, this is one that does not translate easily into words, it is something that is very awkward to explain. So maybe it is not really straightforward, let me try to talk about it a little. Read More »

Violence can be both good and bad. Your gut is right now killing thousands of bacteria, this is biochemical war, it goes on all the time, and we would not be here without. Even if we would like to, we can’t but call it good. But violence can be cruelty.

Generally, people tend to like to refrain from violence. We like to be good. But refraining from violence leads to cruelty. Unavoidably. But it isn’t so easy to see the why. Read More »

If you are trying to empty a flooding titanic with a small cup of water, you will sink. If you have a linear income and your enemy has an exponential, you’re pwned. Screwed. Finito. It just won’t happen.

If you are faced with a losing battle, do not fight.

I am not advocating that anyone should just lay down and die. But try to find another battlefield where the conditions are different. If fighting means dying, turning your back and trying something crazy might actually enhance your chances.

It was the awesome Aninha (just the few will know which one) that told me that it is you who must educate your parents, not the other way around, but we thought at the time this was a quote, we still didn’t figure whose.

It’s harder and more painful than it should be, for all the wrong reasons, of course. Maybe it is even a worde idea than it sounds. And those are just my field notes. But either way: Principles of educating parents. Read More »


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