Life lessons

Reminders to myself


I tried, and failed, to buy a house in 2015. The process was very bureaucratic. When I saw myself repeating my mistakes during my 2016 wedding planning, I decided I wasn't going to waste any more time on this, because bureaucracy is bullshit, and life is short.

Tips for dealing with bureaucracy

On being right

It's very dangerous to try to "be right"; like drugs, it feels great, but costs a fortune in time, money, and lost relationships.

"Being right" is a futile undertaking in most human endeavors, including dating, politics, and art. It matters in investing, scientific inquiry, and games of strategy.