Why we don't like to wait

But we love to do, to try, to reach, to discover, to travel, to read, to not stop, to talk, to discuss, and to see new things “out there”. And what happen once we've done, tried, reached, discovered or travelled? We keep having an impetuous desire inside telling us to keep searching for more emotions out there, without stopping to begin again. Usually what happen is we never get this desire satisfied, and we want more and more. We will never get enough. Because what we are co

The obstacle is the way

This is not only the title of a great book full of insights by Ryan Holyday, but also one of hottest topic studied since the beginning of the human era. It’s a gift is well inner-integrated. The obstacle is there to teach us something or many things. However, the obstacle is not going to take the form of a meaningful learning point unless we let the most painful part of it telling us what it means. And for that to happen, we need to let the ghosts of the past visit us today.

Why we should help others more (even those we call strangers)

Firstly because there are so many proofs and studies done in the last 100 years confirming what many philosophers were already knowing. It does make 99% of human beings happier and more complete in their lives. Researchers from Oxford University concluded that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. The review found that the effect is lower than some pop-psychology articles have claimed, but also concluded that future research

What’s behind a bigger purpose? Is it genetics, or is it earned?

Beginning this post providing evidence from several studies carried out in this field. According to them a slight variation in a particular gene is associated with bigger purpose and sometimes altruistic behavior. Greater Good Magazine article from Berkeley University, which you can also read fully here analyzed this. In the study, published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, German researchers took a saliva sample from 101 men and women, using the sa

To be, or to do, that is the question

According to the history, to be, or not to be is the opening phrase of a soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in the so-called "nunnery scene" of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I Possibly in today’s world, the most valuable currency you can have is to walk the talk, or in another words do and comply with the things you promise or say almost every day, regardless of if it’s in a working environment, to family, friends, or via WhatsApp. We live in world of const

From instant gratification to instant appreciation

And why we should do it. Not just because the stoic millennial discipline talks about it, but also because if not, we might end up unproductively complaining about our current status quo, rather than actively doing something (finding solutions) to change it. We might be quickly infecting everything and everyone around us, with an impact on our limited time in the Earth and our happiness in the long run. That is why most of the things providing instant or immediate gratificati

Why Roger Federer is not the #1 of all times (the secret)

Because it's not yet the moment. Not for him. Because you are not your recognition, your titles, your reputation or fame. You are just as good as the last second you did something in your life with a bigger intent than yourself. And because Roger Federer decides to see himself, as a regular human being who does his best to maybe be called after all the #1, someday. But not yet, not now. And this is something for sure Roger Federer is not getting tired of showing the entire wo

The story of the man who broke his ego two hundred times and kept going.

Probably he doesn’t know I’m writing about him during this precise second. Probably if he discover this post, he will get mad at me. I will take the risk. I choose to write about him, because, removing admired and people (family, friends, relatives) he is probably the closest person I’ve met to be a living legend. He is my Kung-Fu and mixed martial arts teacher. I will slightly mention he is world champion in several disciplines of the martial art already and he will keep rep

I'm that guy pushing the button

When the traffic light just went green for the cars to go. I’m that m****r-f****r turning around when an old person is standing in the bus or train whilst I’m comfortably scared thinking about losing my place. I’m that stupid guy not giving a shit when parking my car and not foreseeing well that extra space I’m taking out for another person to park. I’m that fool that takes twice the portion of what I need because I want it all me, regardless of the next ones to come. I’m tha