Author: Julien

  • Writing for its own sake

    I forgot why I liked blogging, so I am trying hard to remember. For a very long time, I intertwined it with my career and now that it’s disentangled, I realize it can become a much purer version of my thoughts, a kind of diary of sorts, and can provide value for interested people without […]

  • Some thoughts from the future / past

    Do you believe the past was simpler, or more complex, than the world is now? Is it more difficult to make decisions in? Is it fundamentally easier, or harder? Is tomorrow going to be better, or worse, than today was? There are a set of assumptions so fundamentally deep inside of you that they are […]

  • Do you know your sweet spot?

    I’ve been asking a ton of interviewees this recently. I think it’s very important. You only learn your sweet spot by finding it and being in it – or, if you’re close, by listening to your feelings. They might be big or small so you might have to get very quiet. At Breather I ran […]

  • To those of you that don’t eat marshmallows

    You know who you are. If you think back, you have always been avoiding the marshmallow. You eat it occasionally – but rarely. You likely live like a monk or abbess. You have some serious austerity to your life. You are pursuing some greater thing – you always have been. You don’t always know what […]

  • What happened after the credits?

    Some things will change here shortly. No expectations as to what. Comments will likely go off. The internet has changed and there are too many places for comments – too few for just pure writing. There are too many places owned by others – so it’s important to own something yourself. Less links, and less […]

  • 100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness

    1. True wisdom and insight is always free. 2. Give your power over to no one. 3. Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known. 4. Get a library card. 5. Spend more time around people that both challenge and respect you. 6. Remain skeptical forever. 7. Fight for what matters. 8. […]

  • The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck

    Ok, I have a confession to make. I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years–  caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging me. I can’t take it anymore. It’s stupid, and it’s not good for my well being. It has made me […]

  • New Server

    Hi everyone. This is the site administrator for WTF is up with the appearance of this page, you ask? Well, we’ve just moved to a new sever and a new blogging program, and some work needs to be done to import the old templates into the new system. Sorry for the inconvenience. – your […]