Catch yourself

There is much written and said about human self-awareness. Things like we should know who we are, what we want, what our values are, and what we like and don't like. These aspects define us as humans. They make us different and unique. Based on this, we think, analyze, and make decisions. Self-awareness is a … Continue reading Catch yourself

The Power of Philosophy

I stumbled upon this blog post during my Sunday email power-hour reading today.   It describes three Japanese philosophies: Chisoku: learning to be content with what you have versus wanting more.Wabi-Sabi: finding beauty in imperfection.Mitate: every object has more than one purpose. I enjoy reading, learning, and applying philosophies from different cultures. Especially, Roman and Japanese philosophy … Continue reading The Power of Philosophy

From zero to one – a wild ride from nothing to now

I recently got promoted to being a Senior Engineer. Yes, it’s a big deal. It’s something to celebrate for and be immensely proud of. Actually, now that I think about it retrospectively, it’s a HUGE deal. It’s been a wild ride so far – one that started a few years ago amid uncertainty. It was … Continue reading From zero to one – a wild ride from nothing to now

Compared to what?

We’re always comparing and judging even when we think we aren’t. There isn’t a moment we aren’t comparing people, experiences or situations. There are no judgment-free zones or thoughts even when we think there are. We’re often seeing the grass greener across the street. We compare people with other people when nobody is or will ever be the same, we compare experiences with other experiences when they’re very different from each … Continue reading Compared to what?