Let's say there are two individuals: Richy and Bill. Both are completely selfish. Richy, by the astrological virtues of his name, is rich. Bill is poor. One day while strolling they stumble upon 100 bucks stuck under a large boulder. The boulder is large enough to resist the force of an individual pusher but will oblige … Continue reading Free market inequality
A lot of our current problems can be solved if we could just overcome selfishness. For example, the richest 1% population own more than half of the total human wealth. They could end world poverty by donating a meager 1% of their wealth. Sounds like a simple solution? It's not. There are reasons why we … Continue reading Selfishness and altruism
A review of my inktober experience with digital painting. May (or may not) be useful for people who want to try out digital art.
An analysis of some of the best ad campaigns where creativity and storytelling are taken to new heights.
"Morality is subjective." If you're about to drop that bomb on someone trying to have a logical argument on morals or ethics, don't do it. It kills the discussion without any productive outcome. There's nothing wrong with the statement itself, but it's ultimately a useless assertion. Subjectiveness is mostly seen as a shapeshifting blob that … Continue reading Thoughts on morality and utilitarianism
Some courses require us to write a "reflection sheet" after each lecture. And what better way to make it bearable than blogging about it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM The documentary Story of Stuff, shown to us during the first lecture of Socio-cultural Environment of Business, describes the negative effects and unsustainability of the modern culture of consumerism. It drew … Continue reading The story of stuff
It has been many years since I first watched Into the Wild but I find myself revisiting it from time to time. The film is based on the real story of Christopher McCandless, a guy who was repulsed by the materialistic inclinations of society and decided to get away from it all. He was later discovered - … Continue reading Into the Wild
Exploring why irrationality and faith might have benefits.
Seemingly simple solutions often have important underlying concepts which we tend to skip. There is a fun logic riddle involving prisoners on an island. I came across it few years ago. A somewhat modified version of it can be found in this Ted-Ed video: This riddle came up in one of my recent conversations with a friend, and it … Continue reading Exploring the green-eyed prisoner riddle
Animated works have a magical potential to let our imaginations unfurl in far greater ways than live-action. This was proven with irrefutable force when, in 2013, two of the founders of Studio Ghibli took their final bows with two films that were extraordinary even by Ghibli's standards. The Wind Rises follows the tale of Jiro Horikoshi, who … Continue reading A farewell to legends