‘Following the Universe’ or ‘Freud and the Uncanny’

I’ve read once, I can’t remember where, that once upon a time, Sir Isaac Newton had a friend over for dinner. A friend who turned out to be quite intrigued by a horseshoe nailed to one of the walls. Not resisting his own curiosity, the guest asked the man who discovered gravity whether he truly believed the object could bring him good luck. To which the scientist replied: ‘Of course …

Pleasures and responsibilities

We try to rationalize everything before making a decision. However, that is where we get stuck. We weigh the pros and cons. But how much weight are we willing to give to those shivers down the spine?

My rational deliberation on whether or not to try and pursue a life outside the business world was probably completed years before the action was taken. To just keep going made no more…

Five steps towards freedom

I have always regarded freedom as a fundamental value. I’m not sure if it is the fundamental value. Comfort is also good, but it seems like they antagonize each other. Every time I take responsibility for a decision I make, I give up the convenience I would have had to blame someone else for anything that might go wrong (although this relief would not prevent me from facing the undesired …

It comes, it goes

You know when you wake up on a Sunday morning, play your favorite Chick Corea and feels that everything is going right? Maybe you need to think it’s because you worked very hard for that. But it’s better if you don’t.

There are times when the therapy seems to get stuck. Psychoanalysis. Restlessness is real, it feels eternal in its while. How can you possibly remember that it will go …