Underestimating uncertainty (IM 836)

It is a human nature that we overestimate what we know and underestimate the uncertainty. We always tend to underestimate the uncertain events. We just can’t predict. We humans are so bad at prediction. None of us predicted the likelihood of computers 40 years ago, the internet 20 years ago, Tesla 10 years ago and…

Meditating on mortality (IM 803)

One of the important lessons I’ve learned from the stoic philosophy is meditating on mortality. “Memento mori” – meaning – remember that you will die is the ancient practice of reflection on mortality that goes back to ancient Rome, from Epictetus to Seneca to Marcus Aurelius. Seneca told, “Death is not something that comes in…

What is the greatest force (IM 728)

Most people say that the greatest force of world is human’s mind and wisdom. Some argue by saying the physical strength and mental toughness is what drives human forward. But both of these arguments might not be correct. Let’s go back to history: if it was true how did Homo sapiens became dominant over Neanderthal…

Everybody is wired differently (IM 617)

We all experience reality in different way as we all are wired differently. We don’t see reality as it is, we see it as the way we are. This is something that we need to acknowledge and deal with. So if you wnat to know the truth and what to do about it, you must…

Capitalism today (IM #550)

Today, we live in the world where everyone follows the same rules and understands the same language of profit making. Recently, I was reading a book “Capitalism Alone” by Branko Milanovic, where he pictures how capitalists have ruled the world in terms of politics, economics, finance and power. And it makes a lot of sense….

Our needs (IM 470)

It is basically the moving force for human beings. Tony Robbins divided human needs into 6 categories: Certainty/comfort: It is the need to feel in control of that is coming next, so that we can feel secure. It’s the need to avoid pains and stress. Uncertainty/variety: It is the need for surprises and variety of…