Yesterday, one of my greatest childhood fears came true. M and I had both rode our bikes to work and met up after to ride home together. About three quarters of the way into the trip, I had a serious lapse in judgment. The next thing I knew, I was being catapulted into the air, … More Me vs. my bike (spoiler: my bike wins and I learn the lesson)
Dear 29-year-old self, We need to talk. I have no doubt that you are wiser, healthier, and more accomplished than I am, but there is one thing that I have that you don’t. And if you had it before it must mean that you simply have to find it again. You just lost it somewhere … More A letter from my former self
There’s a psychological theory by Kahneman and Tversky which examines peoples’ decision making (for reference, it’s called prospect theory). One tenant of this theory is loss aversion. Basically, the researchers have shown that people are likely to base their decisions more heavily on the fear of what they will lose rather than on what they hope … More Why can’t I quit my job, sell all my stuff, and travel the world?
I was standing in line at above named store last weekend with my friend. As we were listening to the conversations of the girls in front of us, and baffled by some of the fashion trends around us, I started to feel old. My friend looked at me and asked “are we even allowed to … More On why I don’t want to be forever 21