“Each man’s life represents a road toward himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself.”
― Hermann Hesse
Since childhood, I have always wanted to draw comics. I was immersed in that world entirely, and there’s nothing else that I would rather do for a living. Legend has it that I even thought myself how to read & write by reading comics. I tried, as a teenager, to the best of my abilities, to make it happen. …
You can’t change your past — it’s gone. You can’t change your future — it hasn’t happened yet. All you can really do is take care of things that are in front of you right now, and hope for the best.
A while ago, I watched this Nature documentary аbout mother cheetah and her cubs. It was probably this one, I cannot be sure. She had three beautiful cubs. Taking care of them was her utmost priority. However, so it happened that one of her cubs, while she was taking care of the other two, got killed by hyenas.
People cry not because they’re weak, it’s because they’ve been strong for too long
— Johnny Depp
On Sept. 12. of this year, Novak Djoković was on the verge of achieving a great tennis feat — Grand Slam — winning all four major titles in a calendar year. When Rod Laver did it, back in 1969, the pro tennis circuit just started, and, while a great achievement in itself, nobody imagined that it would become such an elusive Holy Grail of men’s tennis and that nobody would achieve it since.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Whether we have a soul is an age-old question. Most of the world’s religions and social sciences are centered around answering it. Yet, we still don’t know, and the question is still open.
We’d like to think that we have a soul. Good for us, a nice pat on the back. But do…
I’m not here to make money. Although some of my stories are behind a paywall, it’s more to make up $5 for the Medium subscription 😃. I consider writing a hobby, a welcome distraction from everyday worries, and a way to clear my mind by thinking aloud. Also, I’m not a writer: I just like to write sometimes, that’s all. All things that I write about are my personal opinions, nothing more. I’ll do some research on the topics I cover, but not too much. Otherwise, it would just feel like work and won’t be any fun.
I’m also here…
Pandemic left many of us aimless, with a lot of free time on our hands. The way we work fundamentally changed; suddenly, we have several hrs daily, previously occupied with other tasks/chores. Some people even lost their jobs, thanks to it. They had to reinvent themselves, starting from scratch, trying new professions, a new way of earning living. Regardless of whether you have a job or not, there are hrs to fill during the day, and how we go about it matters.
Essentially, there are two types of tasks one can engage in.
A few weeks ago, I was hailing a cab to bring me to the airport. A middle-aged gentleman showed up, was very polite, and there was nothing unusual about it. The ride from my home to the airport takes ~20–30 mins, depending on the current traffic situation. As soon as I entered the vehicle, he started talking. See, cabbies in my hometown, unlike Uber drivers who are suspiciously quiet, are very opinionated, and they let you have it. I’d lie by saying that I don’t prefer a cab ride to an Uber one, especially now, when they’re priced the same…
If something’s too complex to understand, it’s definitely more complex to implement.
Most of us who have been engaged in any kind of project development, are all too familiar with the project management tools, such as JIRA, Basecamp, Zepel, and many others. They all have similar features and can be useful when utilized properly.
Sometimes, these project management tools get in the way of clarity, depending on how these tools are implemented and managed. Generally, the more people are involved, the kludgier it gets.
In work, like in everyday situations, knowing what to do next is the ultimate differentiator between…