When you’re stuck in a loop

Sometimes it seems that everything is going wrong. That your life is spiraling out of control. And this makes you feel like a failure.

The more you fail, the more you think of yourself as a failure.

The more you think of yourself as a failure, the more you fail.

Stop sabotaging yourself. Here are eight practical ways to change your self-description.

“When you get stuck in a negative cycle, meditate on the accomplishments in your life—the big accomplishments and the small ones. Determine the positive attributes that must have been present for those to occur. And begin focusing more on those positive traits than any negative descriptions.”

Curious about science and technology?

I just watched “Jason Silva: Transhumanism” on CuriosityStream.

“If human evolution occurred in a cosmic blink of an eye, this is nothing compared to technological evolution. Today our symbiotic relationship with technology is shaping the future of things to come.”

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The one where Batista emailed me

Amusing, if a bit desperate. I used to subscribe to the WWE Network, so they are still trying to lure me back. WrestleMania 35 is next week and I really couldn’t care less, especially about Batista vs Triple H 😜 Which is weird because I’ve been a WWE fan since the 80s.

I had such high hopes when Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka joined the WWE. They became my favorites. But what happened to both of them shows Vince McMahon really has no respect for Japanese wrestlers.

Particularly booking Asuka to drop her Smackdown Women’s title to Charlotte Flair less than two weeks from WrestleMania, just because they don’t have a clue what to do with her.

Inconceivable! ‘The Princess Bride’ is being turned into a musical

I can already hear Inigo Montoya singing.

“The Princess Bride” is one of my favorite movies of all time. Really excited to hear that it’s being turned into a musical.

Yes, I want a rendition of “I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means” 😆 Wouldn’t that be a great song?

What do you think of Apple Card?

Were you surprised by Apple’s announcement that it has created its own credit card, Apple Card?

Will Apple Card be a gamechanger? Some experts are skeptical.

One writer hails Apple Card as Apple’s thinnest and lightest status symbol ever.

Meanwhile, CNet listed 7 things you need to learn about Apple’s new credit card.

So, are you planning to get Apple Card once it becomes available in your country?

How to change your life

I guess it’s easier said than done, but, yes, we can change our lives for the better.

“Think of all the things in your life that are important to you–the essentials–then eliminate everything else. This system helps you simplify your life and see what you should focus on. It can work for anything you have in your life, professional or personal. And just the act of letting things go will help you to simplify, to focus on what’s important, and to build the life you want.”

The dumbing down of news

Explains a lot.

“In an age of 24-hour news, declining ratings and intense competition, the commodity in greatest demand is noise. Never mind the content, never mind the facts: all that now counts is impact. A loudmouthed buffoon, already the object of public outrage, is a far more bankable asset than someone who knows what they’re talking about. So the biggest platforms are populated by blusterers and braggarts. The media is the mirror in which we see ourselves. With every glance, our self-image subtly changes.”