On distractions, memory and ideas.

I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding; they learn by some other way—by rote, or something. Their knowledge is so fragile! — Richards Feynman I’ve stumbled upon a book, or should I say that the book stumbled upon me, called “The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out” by Richard Feynman. The …

Imagine a perfect, happy world. Now, imagine the opposite.

Imagine a world of happiness. Everyone has what they wish for, what they need, what they want. There is no need for food, shelter, security or entertainment. Picture a society highly divided between high class, middle class, and low-class citizens, every individual being born on their “caste” and not able to, under any circumstances, escape …

My thoughts on The Analyst by John Katzenbach

I’ve been wanting to read The Analyst for years but I never quite got to it. When I recently asked on social media for suggestions of books to read next, this book was mentioned a few times, so there you go. “Happy fifty-third birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death”. Imagine that …

I found myself between the sword and the wall. Should I be brave or wise?

There’s this interesting phrase that goes “I found myself between the sword and the wall” that I heard many times in my childhood in cartoons and comics. As a kid I had a wild imagination, as most kids do, and my mind could only create this scenario of myself being literally in between a sword …

Mumbling and bleeding. Bleeding and mumbling.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway What we love about quotes from the masters is the truth in them. Today’s a good day to bleed a little. What about? Not the slightest idea. But that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? Our mind is too small …

I will never be able to love my fellow men as I love my daughter, but I can learn to respect them in their differences.

Today I read this: What was I made for, if not to carry love like a torch in the dark and ignite every heart I touch? I stopped for a moment to realise the importance and the true meaning of this sentence. “What was I made for, if not to carry love like a torch”. …

Thoughts on “In Conversation With God” by Neale Donald Walsch.

This book is can be highly, highly controversial and the value it brings to a reader depends mostly on the already made assumptions and wisdom of such reader. As any religion-related topic, this book taps strongly into already-made beliefs. Most people, by age 20 or later, already have an strong opinion regarding religion, spiritualism, God, …

Thoughts on “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov.

The three laws of robotics are as follows: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence …

A crash course on the history of physics. My thoughts on “A Brief History Of Time” by Stephen Hawking.

I’ve just finished “A Brief History Of Time” by Stephen Hawking and I feel my brain more efficient, bigger and smart just by reading this book. What an amazing journey Hawking takes you to; you’ll learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Maxwell, Hubble, and so many other great scientist that have changed the way …