If you read my blog, you probably know that I consider some level of friction necessary in a relationship. If both partners are autonomous, healthy persons, sooner or later some sort of disagreement will arise, and this is normal – we’re different. The problem is not in the arising of the disagreement itself, but in … Read more 5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement
The other day I had to meet somebody and, for whatever reason, the person was late. It was a benign meeting and the guy is usually very punctual, it just happened this time he was late. As I was enjoying my double espresso, all kind of thoughts about punctuality started to run around my head. … Read more Saving People Lives, One Meeting At A Time
Going out, meeting people – the pinnacle of having fun, for the overwhelming majority of humans on this planet. Also called socializing, in some circles. I’ve been on both ends of this stick: the “monk end”, where I could spend weeks without seeing anyone, and the “people person”, where I would be surrounded incessantly by … Read more The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing
I was thinking about a nice, witty introduction for this short article, but, in all honesty, I couldn’t come up with one. I think relationships – and I’m talking about romantic relationships here – are a very difficult topic, so putting out a witty, happy-go-lucky article about it, will simply be unfair. Consuming that article … Read more 5 Signs Of A Healthy Relationship
And the only productivity hack I know for WhatsApp, honestly. Just to make things clear, WhatsApp doesn’t particularly strike me as a productivity app. On the contrary. It can be the most distracting thing in your digital inventory. And yet, many people are using it, and sometimes for good reasons. It has end to end … Read more The Best Productivity Hack For WhatsApp
A very close friend told me the other day an interesting story. It’s about an old Romanian habit, of cutting the margins of the pie. She started like this: “When I was little, I remember that every time we baked a pie, my mom will lay out the dough in the tray, and then cut … Read more Why Do We Cut The Margins Of The Pie?
Today I got out of the house to change my bombona (bottle gas). Since today was also the first day in which kids were finally allowed to go out, with their parents (for the first time since the start of the lockdown), I saw a lot of new people on the streets. The vast majority … Read more We Live In A High-Tech Medieval World
Imagine a sunny, beautiful day. Try picturing yourself walking down a nice street, watching people’s faces and feeling the fresh, morning air. Then try imagining another person coming right to you, with an open smile and whispering in a calm, but firm voice: “Hi, I’m going to change your life forever”. What would you do? … Read more Hi, I’m Going To Change Your Life Forever