“Uncommon Sense” About COVID-19: Data & Opinions Worth Knowing (live updating)

This blog post – live updated from time to time – aims to filter out the signal amidst the noise: data & opinions on the COVID-19 that (a) I think are worth knowing & reflecting about, and (b) are inevitably colored with my own biases & POV. Do your own research, form your own (informed) opinions, and stay safe!

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Are reciprocal ratings the cure or the curse?

A Uber passenger can rate the driver and vice versa. An Airbnb guest can rate the host and vice versa. Reciprocal ratings are commonplace today – what are the pros and cons? Let’s do some thought experiments.

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[Flash Fiction] Save the “Date” (1): Tinder Stories

The 1st part of a short fiction on dating – what’s a hotter topic than Tinder, the app that is supposed to kindle hot romantic fires? Read on for how a Tinder super-user handles the heat of (probably 157+) dates. His views on dating may resonate with or surprise you.

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Dance in the Elevator, Dare to be Happy

Let’s talk happiness with some happy vibes from shows & media – from Billions to Sex Education to Devil Wears Prada. Happy vibes for a happy 2020!

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Live Deliberately, Not Conditionally: On Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem – seize the day while it lasts. Motivation for the new year of 2020 ahead.

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“I am a crazy idiot, and I am cool with that.” Kudos to (healthy doses of) self-deprecating humor

Admit and embrace two things about ourselves: 1/ We are idiots, 2/ We are crazy => and life suddenly becomes infinitely easier. Humor guaranteed, along with a (healthy dose of) self-deprecation.

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Choose or risk forever surrendering your peace – Why Having Your Own Philosophy Matters

A counter-argument against “philosophy is dead”: why it matters to choose a philosophy of life for ourselves

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The World ALWAYS Makes Sense

When was the last time you heard someone say “xxxx doesn’t make sense”? Good news: the world *always* makes sense. Not-so-good news: does not mean we always make perfect sense of the world.

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Come Out to Play for Fun – On “Finite and Infinite Games”

As this is a piece on playing games, of course I promise you a decent (over)dose of playfulness + humor + perhaps a winning strategy.

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Secret to Longevity: Make Frequent “Quantum Jumps” to New Reality-Matrices

Reality is messed up. And this post is intended to mess with reality.

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