Anti-viral writings for financial resilience, location independence and meaningful relationships

Financial Resilience

Making money is just a part of the equation – and not even the most difficult one. I learned this the hard way. The most important part is to develop a mindset that will help you overcome any challenge that life will throw at you (because, sooner or later, life will drag into crisis).

I call this mindset “financial resilience”, or the ability to keep a steady income, regardless of the surrounding context.

Location Independence

In today’s world, the ability to move fast might make the difference between being blocked in an authoritarian regime, or living free.

Being location independent is not necessarily about being a digital nomad (although this is still an option), but more about being able to adapt fast to different countries and cultures, while still maintaining a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

Meaningful Relationships

When you think about meaningful relationships, your first thought is probably about romantic, soul-mate like encounters. While these are still valid, as an option, they’re also somehow limitative.

There’s so much more to experiment when you decide to have meaningful relationships. There’s an entire spectrum, from friendship to romantic love, and from parenting to casual acquaintances.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Anger Management
    Apart from being the title of a popular movie with Jack Nickolson, anger management is also a skill. One that is very useful. And one that I was very bad at in my early days. Still … Read more
  • Placebo, Nocebo And The World At Large
    We all know what the placebo effect is: if you’re told you’re getting a good medicine, you’re getting better, even if in the medicine is just some inactive compound mixed with sugar. What is less known, … Read more
  • Slow And Steady Wins The Race
    It may be that the memory of the last marathon is still very fresh – it’s been just 3 days since I finished it. Or it may be that I’m once again caught in a whirlwind … Read more
  • When They Think They Know You
    For a part of my life I mistaken popularity with success. Luckily, it wasn’t a big part, just a few years, but enough to understand some things about how people perceive other people. And why I … Read more
  • The Best Outcome Of Cryptocurrencies Adoption
    We are in a middle of a very unusual shift in finances. For the last 10 years, a new type of asset, decentralized (not owned by any entity in particular) and based on cryptography, not force … Read more
  • First Official Marathon In The “New Normal”
    Today I finished the Lisbon Marathon. It was my first official race of this length since the Covid clusterfuck unfolded (just for clarity, when I’m referring to this as a “clusterfuck”, I’m referring to the way … Read more
  • Experimenting With NFT, But For Writers
    I’ve been lurking on the NFT phenomenon for a while now. I wish I’d say I’ve been lurking since 6 years ago, when the first ones were minted on the ETH blockchain, but that would be … Read more
  • Chop Wood, Carry Water
    Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. Zen quote When I first heard this, I strangely resonated with it. Just the sequence, the words, what it implied in the moment, everything … Read more
  • What’s The Dress Code When Someone Returns From Space?
    One of my all time favorite comedians, Ricky Gervais, tweeted this yesterday: He later confessed he stole it from someone else, so all credit should go to the person who made it, honestly, Ricky was just … Read more
  • If Something Works Out The Way You Wanted It, You Don’t Get Bragging Rights
    I mean, it’s ok to enjoy, but claiming too much personal contribution to any project, or goal, isn’t very accurate. Yet, we have this tendency to brag, even ingenuously, about the things we did, about our … Read more
  • An Early Riser Is A Failed Late Riser
    One of the first challenges I did when I started this blog, more than 15 years ago, was waking up early. Like drastically changing my routine so I am up and running at 5AM every day. … Read more
  • When In Doubt, Stick To The Plan
    Which means there should be a plan in the first place. Of course, we can also use other approaches when we’re stuck, like improvising. As surprising as it may seem, this is not contradicting the planning … Read more
  • Quantum Physics And The Limitations Of The Scientific Method
    Science is an interesting human development. It works like this: I make some educated guesses about how the world works, draw a theory on top of them, by connecting some dots, then run a series of … Read more
  • The World Through The Eyes Of Pelorus Jack
    Probably you don’t know this story. Here it is, very briefly (for more details, there’s always the Wikipedia link). Pelorus Jack was a dolphin who lived at the beginning of the last century, in New Zealand … Read more
  • Action And Reaction: How A New World Is Created
    We’re right in the middle of a huge, tectonic process of transformation of our world. At the root of it was what is now known as Covid-19, but the “pandemic” was merely the igniter of some … Read more

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