in case you're interested
I'm actually an introvert.
I can be chatty, so most people assume I’m an extrovert. But spending too much time with people seriously stresses me out. At the age of 40, I finally figured that out. Alone time is essential for me. Check out Susan Cain’s books to find out why it’s cool to be an introvert
I think quitting is good.
Quitting opens up space for other things. As James Clear writes: You should probably quit things faster than you do. There is always a risk that you will quit too early, but of all the possible things you could be exposed to and invested in, it is very unlikely that you are currently engaged in the best thing for you. Thus, if results are not coming easily, move on.
I'm fascinated by films from the Middle East.
The region has a rich history of storytelling. And directors aren’t shy of develving into difficult issues.
Wild camping rocks but...
When we’re wild camping, every little sound outside gets me jittery. A gust of wind sounds like the thud, thud of a grizzly bear approaching. Nevertheless, I absolutely love camping. Nothing makes me happier than pitching the tent on a lonely slice of land and sleeping under the stars
Thanks to Massimo Pigliuccio, I discovered that philosophy is more than just a subject of discussion for curmudgeonly professors on public radio. Philosophy can be the basis for a blueprint on how to live. As Massimo says, philosophy ought to make us better human beings, not merely more learned ones.
I'm not into organic
I’m more into buying local, eating what’s in season and dining on lots of fruit and veggies (in theory at least). We’re lucky because our place in Portugal is just a 12-minute walk from the daily fruit and vegetable market. It’s not one of those über-cool hipster markets where avocadoes sell for more than the monthly wage in Somalia. It’s just a typical Portuguese market where everybody shops because the produce is fresh and the prices are unbeatable.