“A plan is an ideal. A plan is not a blueprint.”
I have always prided myself on being a (mad) man with a plan. Yet often, I have learned after many personal and professional failures that I can change plans.
A plan is an ideal to aim for…
“You are scared of dying — and tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different than being dead?.”
The only law I am referring to is quite simple. And we might find some quantum brigands that already broke it.
First, I would like to…
“Self-control is mastery. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”
I was at the office. “Can you provide me with this deliverable?”, he said, putting my manager in copy of the email.
I said to myself: “Who the hell do you think you are, to ask me…
“Communism is the exploitation of humankind by humankind. Capitalism is the opposite.”
— Coluche, a French humorist.
Capitalism is king today. If history is written by the victors, the era from the late 1970s to the earlier 2020s is the half-century of capitalism.
Whether we believe in climate change or…
“This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.”
— The Joker, The Dark Knight (film).
Most of us are familiar with the 2 first skill sets. Yet, there is a third one hiding in plain sight.
That latter skillset is the one that makes the third…
When it comes to the physical universe, there are 4 forces in play. I wrote about them in my article When it comes to physics, there are 4 forces; when it comes to humanity, there is a 5th force. That force is stronger than the 4 others combined. …
“Hell is to meet the person you could have been at death and realize you’re not even a shadow of that person.
Heaven is to meet the person you could have been and to see yourself staring back at you.“
Fear has been driving and paralyzing me most of…
If you are reading this and attending my funeral, can you remind them that I want my eulogy to only be a list of African proverbs?
100 articles and I wanted to share with you the circle of wisdom that guided me here.
I have always been attracted by proverbs…
I remember my first smartphone. I was excited as I was unboxing my HTC Desire HD.
I installed the Facebook app and so many other ones. The red notifications and the buzzing sounds made me excited.
Soon I was addicted to them for my hit of dopamine.
Fast forward to…
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is the power to choose our response.”
Often in my life, I was like water. But not in the way you expect.
Before I tell you about that, let’s see how we all see water first.