Cherish the public library

Knowledge should be accessible for everyone To “live sensibly” (my life motto) means, among other things, searching for antidotes to modern living1. One of the easiest antidotes available to us: books. You can lose yourself in a beautifully crafted story or learn about something that interests you. But before you run to the bookstore, please…

Playing in an orchestra shaped my life

Being part of a music society is beneficial in many ways, am I the last generation to benefit from this? I’m writing this piece as a demonstration of the important things in life. I feel like, as society, we got it all backwards nowadays. We focus on efficiency, making money, taking the easy way, instant…

Winning or learning

You’re never a loser, unless you consider yourself one In sports psychology there’s an exercise that has athletes reflect after a competition called “win or learn”. If they’ve won (and this doesn’t necessarily mean that they placed first, but rather that the day went as planned), great! If the day didn’t go as planned: what…

Control your browsing habits with RSS

Stop doom-scrolling and take back control of your time by embracing old technology Six weeks ago I deleted the Reddit app from my phone. Time had a weird way of disappearing quickly while I was doomscrolling through my home feed and never reaching the bottom of it. Hours (!) of my day were lost, each…

Keep moving

I’m worried about my father. He worked a physical job for 50 years and that was his only exercise for a long time. He’s retired since 2021. I’m worried now because when I look at him I feel like I can see his muscles withering away while his belly is growing. He’s also had high…