Knowledge > bullshit

Today I want to show you something (as usual) pretty obvious.

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The great teachings are always the same

Most of self-improvement fanatics spend hours reading an infinite amount of blog posts which say things like:

  • Detach from the opinion of the mass!
  • Take risks!
  • Do what you love!

Now write on a piece of paper every numbers from 1 to 6. I hope that’s not too hard for you. You could be tired, after a long work day passed waiting to come home, who knows…

Now write next to every number the name of a philsophical/spiritual movement. Roll the dice and research about the movement come out.

With a high probability you’ll find exactly the same advices american self-growth tells you. Unfortunately there’ll also be a lot of more interesting stuff and the writing style will be 100 times superior.

Blog posts are not knowledge

Face it, reading blog posts you learn aproximately nothing. You’re using it to entertain yourself. And that’s fine, who’s ever said we shouldn’t get entertained?

But if you think that reading Steve Pavlina blog will help you become more successful, you’re damn wrong. If you want to improve yourself read a fucking book. Fiction, non-fiction, science, philosophy, whatthefuckyouwant but please, read.

And that’s why I also believe blog posts should be short (oh, another excuse for lazyness!). They can, at the very best, be just small fires who can eventually turn on a blaze inside you, but they can’t be the whole blaze.

See you next week ūüėČ


Sleep On!

Here I am again.

I’ve made a choice about how to organize this blog. Every week I will talk about a different topic which will be developed and dealed through many different viewpoints during the days of the week. The topic of this week is “american self improvement (sucks)”.

Yes, it’s a shitty topic.

You’re lucky I’ve started to post from tuesday and not from monday.

1# Try to control sleep is a dumb idea

One of the main habits we try to change to increse our productivity (which is silly) is our sleep. We try to wake up early, go to bed early. The most insane of us try to adapt to polyphasic sleep (I tried). Then you don’t achieve the result and you feel you’re a loser.

But guess what? Why are you not able to control your sleep? Because you don’t give a fuck about becoming more productive. You just want to follow your heart.

“Shit, I have not enough willpower to get to bed early” said the common man engaged in reading his favourite author late at night.

“I’m unable to get up when the alarm rings” said the common man who knows he will go to do the job he hates in a few hours, and so prefer the unconsciousness of sleep.

This morning I had two free hours, because in those hours I had to attend useless classes. I planned the day before to get up at the usual time to use my additional hours to study. But I sleeped. Why? Because I’m not into that subject. Then I woke up and go to attend a class I (more or less) want to attend.

Yes, I’m a bad person.

So, what I want to say. If you’re trying to change minor aspects of your life hoping big changes will come, then you’re an ass. Chaos Theory doesn’t work this way.

Oh, and believe me, willpower is something very few people have, and in my opinion it can be a neurotic symptom. I hope you lack in it.

7892# Try to control sleep is fucking cool

I love contradictions.

Just to not give the bad belief that I’m putting crap over sleep science hear what I have to say.

Sleep is a fascinating subject. I’ve been hooked up on polyphasic sleep for years (and I failed for years) and I’m also a lucid dream fanboy.

But,¬†if you want to have control over this exotic stuff, first be at peace¬†¬†with common life. So obvious, isn’t it? I could explain you some Jung’s theories which are in agreement with the few last sentences, but maybe you think Jung is a yogurt brand.

Ok, I’m tired of writing this post. Good bye.

American Self-Improvement? Pfff

Ok, so here I am, wrting my first blog post (what an achievement). If you want to know who I am read the about page.

Hey, you’ve skipped it? Come back and click!

You still haven’t clicked it?? Well done, it’s full of crap.

And now we can finally start talking about the title of this post.

American self-improvement… why am I talking about this? Because I’ve been hooked up by that stuff for years, nor I’m american!

Since examples are always better, I’m talking about those websites and books which have posts and chapters such as:

  • “The 10 steps to success!”
  • “How to become richer than Bill Gates (proven method)”
  • “Achieve the focus of a Zen monk in 7 minutes”

And the unsatisfied people fall into the trap¬†so easily, believing they’re not able to pass their school exams, to write their book or to start their business because they’re not meditating every day, because they’re not applying the Pareto’s principle or the Pomodoro technique.

1# You don’t want what you think you want

From childhood hours we’re immersed in a goal-oriented society.

Wait! I’m not going to shut against society, since society is simply and (more or less)¬†unalterably what it is.

What I want to show is just that we usually don’t want the degree we’re trying to get, we don’t want more money, we don’t want bigger houses. What I’ve noticed is that what we want is often just peace and delight. Do you feel guilty while you read this? Well, so unfortunately the social mechanism has done his work. Try to escape it. Good luck!

So why is self-growth a waste of time? Because it’s a tool we don’t use wisely, like using a screwdiver to put out a fire.

2# Peace&Delight don’t equal lazyness

The whole concept of my blog is about joking around lazyness. And maybe I’m really lazy, who knows.

By the way be careful, because I’m not suggesting you embracing a “I don’t care” lifestyle. If you detach from the goals you don’t want, you get what you need to survive and ¬†you wait some time, the goals you really want will appear, and you’ll for sure embrace a far more creative life.

And you won’t need to think about useless productivity techniques.

Well, I’m done

Yes I know, I express opinion very fast, very briefly. Why? Because what I say it’s obvious. You don’t¬†need to read more, you just need to take your time to reflect. Few words are necessary to understand ourselves. The truth is always plain, simple.

Or maybe I’m idle.