They kiss each other tenderly. Mouth to mouth. The movie credits start rolling up. What is going to happen next? For some reason that stays behind the scenes all the time. They have gone through fire and water to get to their goal. Love. But how is love continued? …
I bet you can relate to the following: you get into the car, start the engine, been driving for a while and suddenly you smell it. A distinct smell of something burning. The hand brake! You glimpse at the e-brake lever, and it’s engaged. “Oh dummy me,” you think.
Another one. In winter. Parked your car at night and as a matter of habit, you engage your e-brake. In the morning, when the brake pads froze to the rotors you can’t even move the car.
Well, rule #8 then: “Never, ever use hand brake for parking.”
You better use a shifter and put it in first gear if manual, or in “P” if automatic transmission.
Rule #7: “Every problem has a simple solution.” ¹
If it seems there is no simple solution to a problem, that means the solution is yet to be found. Only a shortsighted mind that is bound to over-complicate things, is burdened to block itself in a dead-end of a thought…
We are surrounded by items and people we like. Even more, some of them we genuinely love. However, unfortunately, an effect comes into place after we’ve spent a significant amount of time with the before-mentioned, akin to a static electricity accumulation.
The static electricity is made of fatigue and banality.
A similar thing happens to you at work. It’s barely possible to love the work over a long period. As a solution to that, it’s crucial to leave for a vacation occasionally. Even hobbies can be tiresome and require us to have a break from them either.
Those long in the tooth items and people accumulate within us as “static electricity.” The charge remains until it can move away.
Rule #6: “Occasionally ground and bound yourself.”
Life doesn’t consist of black and white. There are always the shades of grey which fill the void between them with a gradient. In life, nothing can be unequivocally evaluated. I can only say with a degree of certainty that objectivity is vague and can be arguably existent in mathematics and physics. Also, people say there is some level of objectivity while looking through the viewfinder of a video recorder.
Thus, Rule #5: “If something means something, it doesn’t mean it means anything.”
Hey, I guess we are warming up here. Here is another small one.
Rule #4: “Always Follow the Rules.”
And, yes, I know, some of you would argue that there are occasions where you would step aside from following certain rules. I know it; everyone knows it. I won’t waste time talking about that.
Nonetheless, some of us follow the rules subconsciously.
All in all, if you want that everything goes smoothly, follow the rules.
Hello my young and mature readers, today I am going to tell you a fable about my never-ending journey beyond the Cupertino’s walled garden into wilderlands of freely roaming green robots, chocolate river banks, and electrified air of freedom. Gosh, that was a long sentence, wasn’t it? …
Objective: To develop the best Toronto Subway Scheme which we all can be proud of.
The status quo of the current Toronto Subway Scheme is depressing. And it’s hard to believe in it when thousands of people spend time every single day looking at it. It’s sad when they cannot…