Discriminating against stupidity

Almost all predisposition to ignorance is formed in the childhood. Sometimes ignorance is chosen in adulthood. It can be cut off at the source only by great collective effort, which first effort is to acknowledge it exists and that it acts by dragging humanity down. Then by targeting and active action against those who disseminate

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Happiness = Reality — Expectations?

This is the formula of happiness. No go be happy! Just kidding … (a rebooted response) It is exactly this line of thinking that, in my opinion, underpins unhappiness, said Alex Schiff in an article. But it does sound believable right? Happiness = Reality — Expectations. After all we’re our biggest enemies in the race to happy-land. Isn’t it

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The arthritis of the world

In this day and age normal war of country versus country makes no sense. War today is the war of the political leaders waged on their own people. What seemed to be progress pushed us closer to enabling sociopaths and other emotionally empty or unstable, but charismatic, people to seize power in an unchallenged manner.

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A Transcendent Drone

When I was a kid, I’ve always dreamed of becoming someone important. As a grownup, sure, that looks superficial and completely ill defined, but when you’re eight and bored taking a bath, there is nothing better and sweeter than broad ill defined dreams. It was one of those times when this rebel thought started living

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When Sun and Rain compromise, the result is Rainbow.

How to compromise without diminishing yourself? I don’t know exactly, but think about it … Mediocrity comes from middle and height. A human reaching on mediocrity is shortening its stature. Not height, that’d be a horror movie. Stature. We bow to become more average. That is the great work of relationships. How to function independently, how

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Opinion on medium.com

You can’t make unicorns like that. Automattic, the “WordPress company”, is valued at 1.16 Billion medium.com is valued at 600 million medium is supposed to be an unicorn This is peanuts. Asking for money for profile tools? Paying for premium access to followers? Ha ha! It is as if google would drop its advertising business and get

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How to avoid the Stockholm syndrome

Two responses stitched together Empathy. The beloved of peace makers. It means according to Google: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. In her recent new Medium hit, Emma Lindsay writes: there is no way for you to know what another person is feeling. I have seen this idea in many other situations dealing

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Plan

The day You can’t even imagine, am I right? You can’t even think for one second that you did anything wrong … It is as if there are plains of silence floating above some deep white thick warm clouds which hover on top of one another. You know this is the right thing. I mean, who

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THERE HAS BEEN AN ERROR.

THERE HAS BEEN AN ERROR. YOUR ENTIRE HISTORY IS DELETED. What? Deleted? This can’t happen. I fail to see how this will work. I mean, what if it’s me? What if suddenly I loose all my memory and wake up blank? YOU SHALL FACE THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS SETUP IN: 5 4 3 2 1 NULL.

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Santa is a simulated schizophrenia

Oh look flying reindeer piloted by an eternal human who commands an army of elves and watches all children of the world 365 days a year Folks, Christmas is one thing but Santa, Santa is a different one. It is something that this millennia should phase out of childhood. When I’ll have the chance of raising

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War Has No Good Side. None.

War is shit. We all know that. But there is this commonly accepted idea that war has some good sides. The first one, always brought up is that war makes technology and science advance faster. This is wrong: war by itself is nothing but a setback for science and technology because standalone knowledge which doesn’t

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Fed up with feed up

So Gary Vaynerchuk does it again. He gave the world his branded recipe for mediocrity: document don’t create Well shit. This means, more cat photos and food with filters and listicles with 22 advice for every 22 year old. This means more people spewing into the world’s feeds their particular experience as a template for just

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Paid Membership Is Tricky

Dear Your Friends @ Medium, Your beautiful membership icon is pretty much invisible and that made me open three consecutive articles in my feed, all asking for five bucks. I love the fact that I can pay folks for their work but my experience should be a bit better than finding locked posts behind three

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Doing the work of God

When you’re doing the work of God, you have justice by your side. Truth is clear and sharp and you are completely sunken in the smooth, cozy texture of meaning. The work of God means to work for bringing the kingdom of God from above to below: thy will be done, in earth as it

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Nothing beats experience

Culture fit means shared experience Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization — N. Taleb, Incerto You know, I never care to know random things. Like that life saver when you write your PHP scripts: How is a PHP array implemented internally? Who

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Why do we expect the truth?

thank you snopes.com There wouldn’t be any fake diamonds, had we not assigned a huge value to diamonds that look a certain way. We need to redefine the value of truth, to try and shift human behaviour patterns away from self assessment of truthiness and more towards the relativisation of truth itself. There is no truth

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Capitalism versus humans

Here is a story: A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said: “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.” I replied: “I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make

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If it’s man made it serves the man

Just like with computer security, or any security at all in fact, if you seal any outside access you won’t be able to get out yourself. So, because all security has to primordially be practical, it advertises its own vulnerabilities. A news algorithm is not the solution to media manipulation. I see the optimism and

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You know what annoys me?

Things that don’t connect. This article has full spoilers on Arrival and Florence Foster Jenkins. We went to the movies. We had Trump in our minds. We did a weekend full of chores and decided to soothe that with the wonder of moving pictures. Twice. Saturday, Arrival. Sunday, Florence Foster Jenkins. And Trump. I wrote an

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Donald Trump won’t do squat

Protect the system they voted against. Why the fuck is everyone whining about one dude so much? There is a system. On January Day when he will have the most awesome egogasm in his life, he’ll also enter the biggest BDSM relationship with the system that keeps the whole US joint working. And the system is the

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Incipient sickness

I hate the expression: you don’t get to [place human emotional craving here] It is the new way of emotional punishing: crush their oxytocin levels by openly reflective reverse empathy. Who the fuck gave you power over what I get to? Your weird crappy prescription morality? Your obvious logical superiority? And gawd is this popular!

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Conscious machine

So there is this intelligent body and this consciousness that must somehow work together. The body doesn’t care much about its eventual expiration, it cares a lot about present integrity. The consciousness cares less about present integrity but is scared shitless of the incoming end. Intelligence is evolution at work. But consciousness is a side

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My language

A white rose smells like living. I breathe it in to remind myself what it is to be missed from this dense embrace of Right-here-right-now. A red rose looks like lure. I stare at it so that the fire in me sees it and tries to imitate it. Monkey see, monkey do can be used

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What do you do for a living?

The dread question that begs another: are you worthy of a living? Am I? I don’t know. I sell myself as high as I’m able to, but I never received the scale of worthiness. I watched this movie, About a boy, and in it this guy Hugh Grant was playing, had no job because of steady

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Why do we have an army?

Because they have an army. Why do they have an army? Because we have an army. Slaughter of other humans, lovely occupation, been here since forever. But we know what’s inside atoms! We inject our children with dead viruses and we eat chemicals that allow cuts filled with dirt to heal! If we do all this to survive,

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Porn thrives because of bees and flowers

Women don’t barter sex. Women barter men’s emotional fulfillment. Am I late to the party for a rant? To clear up confusion upfront, I am here to defend porn. In case you haven’t read Emma Lindsay’s piece on how porn makes men terrible in bed, you should. It is a valid point, which she later

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Fake it till you make it: foreign language

Do you know what I faked? The English language. True story. Up until the sixth grade, I talked to myself in gibberish that sounded like English. Long conversations, sometimes out loud, especially while walking home from school on really windy days, making sure thus that no one heard me. It worked. In the seventh grade

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Do you like yourself?

Like, as a person and a human. Let’s say we make some androids to visit distant planets and, who knows, maybe meet the local intelligent lifeforms they might encounter there. Should your self be cloned and uploaded into an android visiting the universe on behalf of the human kind? Do you represent humanity? Should you?

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Ergo sum. That’s all we know.

Unfortunately we don’t have direct knowledge on the first part, that is to say, I don’t have a direct knowledge of my own thinking because I am trapped in it. The moment my first thought appeared, it started to weave the layers of layers of personality, from the inside to the outside. I don’t know

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Why there is no overnight success

metamorphosis, M. C. Escher There is a simple process of becoming that is common to all people. This process is a spiral that gravitates around a central point, that thing we call transcendence. Transcendence is the end goal of our wondering. It is so no matter what we do, and it is not a spiritual thing,

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My human blind spot

Larme d’or, Anne Marie Silberman there is only one goal in evolution, to develop time resilient beings. I woke up this morning and I stepped into my bathroom, eager to freshen up and start my new day with aplomb. Flowing from the ceiling, my newly set up naturally yellow light was swiping softly on my

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Silicon Valley Etiquette made me sick

Here is a very popular article: I read it. It hurts. The author is great, don’t get me wrong, Romain Serman is doing a great job with the article. The article is good as a story. The content is the problem, the fact it describes a desirable behavior and a present reality, in a place

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Romania: too much of a good thing

We’re second after Syria at the rate of diaspora increase, so I ask: does population extraction exist as a globalization strategy or effect? I live in Eastern Europe, a place we like to self promote as CEE, which means Central and Eastern Europe, but don’t be fooled, it is only eastern in everyone’s mind, whatever central

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Six reverse advice

1. Before you believe — learn how to prayBelief is a permanent state rooted in prayer. The other way around, if the prayer is rooted in belief, you’re only playing a trick on life, a way of cheating the experience by removing yourself from it, by proclaiming your divine ancestry and complaining about the temptation of the

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