Here’s a few thoughts I have on anxiety, playing defensively in life, and generally how to deal with bad things.
Any investor can tell you about how diversifying your assets can help you. But can diversifying your social relationships help you just as much?
Some people have probably already caught on to the fact that I’ve used the term “Hivemind” in a few blog entries and twitter posts to refer to a certain group of people. But what exactly is the Hivemind, and what did they do to earn such a name?
I like dichotomies. There are a lot of them out there, and most are pretty damn accurate. A couple of weeks ago I talked about structure-seeking versus structure-averse, now I’ll be talking about a split that’s somewhat similar yet also very different: effective versus efficient.
Prestige is something that tempts us all. A good job, a good house, a good car — they are signals, signals to others that we’ve seen success and we know what we’re doing. But how did they originate, and why have we become so addicted to them?