There are days when I listen to quiet and calming music at work, no lyrics; headphones on, noise-cancelling enabled, moderate volume. It helps with concentration, especially when working at the office.
I've seen many abhorrently absurd ads on YouTube, but the worst, by far, comes from one where a lady claims you can start a successful online business selling ebooks on Amazon without having to write a single line.
I just learned the day before yesterday was the “International Day of Older Persons”.
Are we celebrating that we have elderly people around us? Why? How? I mean, just that day?
The United Nations is one of those institution that does not make sense any more, another cog in the propaganda machinery. An institution that is funded with tax money from citizens from all around the world.
I'm lucky to have valuable old friends in my life. Interestingly, most of my friends are old.
'Old' is one of those words full of subjectivity. But let's say I have close friends that are closer to the age of my parents than mine. One of them is an octogenarian artist living in Amsterdam. When I was in high-school, I used to hang out with the faculty staff more than with my classmates—excluding my two closest friends. My first girlfriend was the older sister of a classmate in secondary school.
It is weird, I know.
I always thought I was too boring for the people of my age—and, honestly, the other way around too.
This is neither good nor bad, it is what it is.
Although it was sometimes inconvenient to be surrounded with people from another generation, I think I gained interesting perspectives on life. Also, it was a relief to have people to talk with—it helped me to cope with the fact that people from my age considered me a weirdo.
It is exciting when I find someone within my age range with whom I can have meaningful and deep conversations. But I also fear it won't last long, so, I tend to feel extremely grateful and be equally cautious.
The (quasi) holiday in Spain is over. Weather is much nicer here.
Honestly, I prefer to stay at the place I call home. I dislike being at the places that you're supposed to visit on each major city, refuse to take selfies—and don't take that many pics, in general. Touristic places packed with people, all doing the same thing, is, monotonous. It is surprising how the gear has evolved over the last years, selfie sticks have now more electronics in it. Smarter devices that make us dumber.