I think it’s cool that sometimes when I misspell a word I discover a word I had nod idea it existed.
How cool is it when a mistake turns into something useful?
I guess this could be great metaphor for the fact that sometimes mistakes can lead to discoveries. In my case, it’s about words but I guess scientists have much more rewarding discoveries.
Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals
This morning I was browsing reddit on my iPad, and because I wanted to feel a bit more productive I was also listening to a podcast about innovation, … or better said I was trying to listen to a podcast. Apparently paying attention to someone else talking while you browse pictures of funny cats is harder than I imagined.
After doing that for a few minutes, I realized that the podcast listening activity is going nowhere. So I was facing a choice, either stop browsing reddit and listen to the podcast, or stop listening and continue browsing. And here comes the weird part, at that moment, intuitively it felt more productive to browse reddit. That made me stop and think: why is that?
Why doing something not productive feels more productive than it is?
Here is my theory. I think that I am wired to think that passive activities are less productive than active activities, and I bet I am not the only one.
Example: so for me listening an informative podcast and doing nothing felt less productive than tapping on my screen and watching cats. I believe it has something to do with the nature of the action. I believe that active activities feel more productive than passive activities simply because it’s simpler to quantify or see the results.
Can this be true? Do you have a better explanation? Also, I wonder how this connection influences our daily life and choices we make. I will take different decisions now that I’m aware of this.
Does this make sense to you? Have you ever noticed this?
Life is to short for old bread?
Lately, I heard people using this expression for various things like: Life is too short for… old bread, cold coffee, bad mood…
All I could think was: how lucky are we if one-day-old bread is not acceptable…
Last year this time…
- How’s work mate? All good?
- Yes, we are doing extremely well. There’s a new partnership and a bright future. Money coming in, smart management, building next gen products.
This year? The company was aqhired. Everything was shut down, all employees work on other products for a different employer. Things change so fast!!
Comments are no longer a costly burden, they’re an active asset to your site. – Disqus Copywriters
Who comes up with this stuff? When were comments a costly burden. This sentence is like a bad commercial from the Shopping Channel.
“Da frate bate-i in teava!” , “Ce p^%a mea imi bate asta in teava”, “poate ii bat in teava lu asta”… does this ring a bell?
Mda.. pentru mine batutul in teava fost un obicei cu care m-am intalnit in fiecare casa de roman. Atunci cand te deranjeaza ceva: muzica, zgmotul, urletele salbatice ale “tovarasilor”, iei un obiect contondent in mana si ii bati in teava la om.