To understand each other is to live, to understand ourselves is to be happy.

The ability of self-denial and self-loathing are very human characteristics. We wouldn’t think of any animal loathing itself or having self-denial issues, even though some do. Even when others praise us for what we do, for our accomplishments and virtues, rarely we are capable of seeing through their eyes to find our own greatness shone …

I’m just a crazy old man on a blue box! And now I don’t even have the blue box!

  I’ve just realised something funny yet interesting and quite insightful about myself. There’s this thing I’ve done since I have memory, or at least since internet chats exist. You can call an Obed thing, one of those things that define people you know and you kind of expect it to happen from time to …

Becoming who you are. From an irresponsible student to a 6 am waking up dad.

We’re constantly bombarded by the idea that to achieve greatness all we have to do is just work a bit harder. Wake up earlier, do more exercise, focus more and distract yourself less, this and that. But how do we actually become better, how do we become who we want to become? Just a few years …

My top 10 books of 2016 and what they taught me.

I love reading books. Books are a unique form of information. An article purpose is to dwell into a particular topic and cover as best as possible in the least words possible. The shorter and more to the point an article, the better. This applies to newspapers, blogs, magazines or Wikipedia. The same could be said to apply …

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

As a Hugo Award winner of 1980, The Fountains of Paradise is an interesting book. By now, I’m used to surprises. All the Hugo winners must be special in one way or another. With this one, Clarke doesn’t really explain the purpose of the book until later. Who’s the hero? What’s the drama? What’s the …

Why our misery and misunderstanding comes from the refusal of our instincts.

We tend to forget, or as many people do, to consistently and stubbornly refuse the fact that we’re animals. Calling someone “an animal” is a grave insult in most cultures; a “pig” is a dirty individual with a lack of morals of simply unfit for our organised and neat society. An animal is way below …

I saw a death corpse that wasn’t dead.

The bus was packed with people. I was standing, ignoring the other tens of commuters dealing with traffic on their own, personal ways. As for me, I was doing what I usually do in traffic, listen to an audio book; “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins was the one. Our senses have evolved for millions …

Can we predict the future? And should we believe those who say so?

Imagine you can choose to have a special mental ability. Predicting the future and influencing other’s behaviour might be two of the best ones out there. Ditching the behaviour one out, how possible is it for humans to predict the future to any extent, and if it’s not possible, why are there so many people …

The Lovers and The Call. A Short Story.

  “How can you say such a frightening thing!?”, she exclaimed, wide-eyed and gaping, focusing on his dark, deep eyes that looked at her with the utmost care. She started to stand up from the sofa they were both in. He tried to hold on to her hands, not forcing her to stay but without …