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0150 + 0151 – Restatement of Purpose

I have often felt purposeless, for the most part. Sometimes I get caught up in something and get all excited, but it usually ends up being temporary, illusory. It goes away. It doesn’t map meaningfully onto reality, so it becomes … Continue reading

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Lee Kuan Yew and Paul Graham quotes

Just putting this out there, without commentary for now: “You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be … Continue reading

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Best Decision Ever.

What’s your best decision ever? Some things we don’t really decide for ourselves- reading extensively as a child was great for me, but I didn’t really feel like I consciously decided to do it- I just played along. I got … Continue reading

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What do you do if you are a self-fulfilling prophet?

What is the pragmatic course of action to take when you are aware that your prediction about the future (to simplify it) is going to influence it? If there was a single chief economist in the world (again, simplifying it) … Continue reading

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On regrets, fragility, certainty and forks in the road

Do you have any regrets? It’s one of those questions that’s thrown around so often that we don’t really think about it very much- we tend to develop stock responses and leave it at that. What does it mean, anyway, … Continue reading

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The remarkable philosophy of Wendy Cheng, aka Xiaxue

I’ve always been a fan of Xiaxue. There, I said it. I think she’s a genius, and not just because she scored 269 for her PSLE and qualified for Mensa. For one, she’s figured out how to make a living … Continue reading

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random ramblings

I feel like I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and I feel a need to pen them down, to summarize them, to synthesize them- a bit of mental housekeeping, if you will. My most fundamental obsession is to live … Continue reading

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