Ramblings Of a Madman

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Posts for Tag: psychology

Thoughts on writing

Sometimes i wonder why anyone enjoys writing at all.

As if my mind was not confusing enough, with all the absurd and senseless thoughts that run through my head all day long. Why the hell would i want to write any of that on paper? For later to recall, as the famous Portuguese ad went? I know i will "later" laugh while reading all of it but that can't be the only purpose? To organize chaos? To try to motivate myself to write, so i don't lose the skill? To not allow my calligraphy to completely die on me? To try to keep some grammatical capacity i might still possess?

It is definitely not to burn time! Between work, computer games, playing guitar or drums, practice martial arts, and so many other possible occupations, i can think of better choices to spend it.

Then why? Is there a goal? Just good for the soul? :)

Venting, or how humans no longer respect each other

Is it me or people are respecting each other less and less every day? You see it all the time: someone trying to get in line in front of you - at the supermarket, people yelling at their kids in the middle of the street (and the kids yelling back at their parents), you name it. I'm not even trying to take me out of it; how many times have i felt compelled - while driving my car - to accelerate a bit more not to let another driver get into a roundabout in front of me, or something like that? But i digress into specifics. Heck, this post was started because i was trying to sleep and my neighbors' kids are having a party at midnight on a Wednesday, when people usually work the next day. And even though my Buddhist part tries its best to compensate it's always hard.

I often wonder what will happen to us, people, if we continue down this path of disrespectfulness towards each other. What kind of future can we expect, when we treat each other with such poor manners? Shouldn't we think about these things more often and try to improve ourselves?

Everything is new all the time

It's funny how the greatest revelations come to us in thee strangest places. I'm having dinner in a shopping mall and all of a sudden, while thinking about why humans get bored, it strikes me that we are the ones who make everything boring. It's our brains, all the time! Consider this: how many times have you closely looked at something as trivial as a chair? Look again at that same chair. And again, and again. How many screws does it have? How is the place where you sit your butt? Is it curvy, flat? What's the color off the chair? How much does out weigh? Do you catch my point? You can walk the same path a thousand times and you will always, and I mean always, be able to see something new. The problem is that our brains trick us not to. And this is probably valid for social relationships. There is always something new to talk about. You just need to train your brain to think outside the box :)

Holland

Holland is a vacuum that will slowly suck all the hospitality and pleasantness until all that's left of your sunny and bright self is a raw savage.

Derren Brown gets money from losing tickets at dog tracks

This is absolutely amazing. I can imagine that it will not work with every single person, but even if it works with only half a con artist can make a lot of money with these techniques:

Checkout this and more videos of Derren Brown in action here.