Two types of time

I decided not to waste time in an unaccountable manner.  I choose what I do, and then I do it, in the constraints of the reality. Of course, there is always a voice in the back of the head that says that “I want empty/free time”. I have learned recently there does not seem to [...]

Race against the Devil

The sickness is NotGettingShitDone. The symptom is a depressed feeling. Medicine? Getting shit done. Getting over oneself. Paying attention to what is in my power and putting the efforts there. Not getting distracted when one has decided on something. Not allowing the helplessness to creep in. The anxiety and the depression live in harmony with [...]


Feeling a little anxious and lost today. I stopped working at 5 pm, then took a little walk around the neighbourhood, got some groceries and sat in the park. That's all good. Then something happened: Instead of rushing to do my favourite things, I slumped on the bed to “read and research”, which is an [...]

Do things, but don’t force it

I stumbled on Stoicism around 2015. I was watching videos from a guy who distilled practical wisdom from teachings, old and new, and in one of those, one of the old Stoics were mentioned with examples of their teachings. I was immediately hooked, as this philosophy rang true to me. It was like finding my [...]

New name!

When I started blogging, I did not have a very clear idea what it should be about. First, I had and article about deceptive, agenda-driven public communication, which became The Art of Bullshit. So, the first impression was that the blog is to be about propaganda, deception, info ops and that kind of dirt. I [...]

An autumn morning

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning morning in Helsinki. Leaves are now in full colour. I see green, yellow, reddish, orange. Dark brown tree trunks. Leaves on the ground. It's bright, beautiful and fresh here now. We are getting ready for what's coming next. Nature is always ready for what comes next, on time. It also takes the [...]


Can you go on any length of time without sensual pleasures? How bad would it be to, for example, for one week to eat the simplest food and to drink only water, and to use all your time and powers to... things other than diving head first into instant gratification? Remember the last time you [...]


A script on how to deal with worry Notice that you are worrying. Ask: "Is this worry justified? What is the threat? Is the threat real? Am I seeing it objectively?" NOT JUSTIFIED Let the worry go. JUSTIFIED Ask: "Is there an aspect of the thing I am worrying about that is under my control?" [...]

Sunday thoughts (week 2 2017)

Remember that the mass media (especially the social media) brings you the bad news of the world; the tragedies, scare-stories,  uninformed opinions, unwarranted claims and many times just plain lies. The world is beautiful but it looks like hell via the headlines. Be accurate and honest with your efforts at anything you try to accomplish. [...]