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The taboo of suffering

If you want to lose weight, you must ingest fewer calories than what you burn. It will always imply some forms of suffering. Not eating while you want to. Doing sport and feel your muscle burning and your heat going up.

If you want to progress on anything, you must work instead of scrolling Facebook.

If you want to get more money, you'll need to create your company and work hard or get promotions in your organization. It won't come naturally as everybody wants promotions and not everybody gets it. You'll have to work hard, talk to your boss, stand up. It requires effort, goes outside of your comfort zone.

If you want to do art, you'll work hard! You'll also receive criticism.

As a result, avoiding suffering is nonsense.
Saying it doesn't exist too. It exists.
Embracing it is nonsense too. You don't embrace suffering, except if you're a masochist.
Considering as a parameter might be the right solution. The solution might be in lowering its importance and…

Coming out: I don't like Slack (+ 2 reasons why) - And you?

Yes, I don't like this tool.
It's fashionable, loved by engineers, it has cool features, cool ecosystem, but I hate it because it's non-productive for two reasons:

1) Synchronous written communications with 2+ persons always lead to mess. (even with two persons it's often a mess).
In Slack everybody talk and then you write things about something, and another person asks another question, and you post, and it's a non-sense. It happens all the time in Slack.

Let's be positive and suggest an improvement:
The day they add a notion of thread, I'll open champaign.


2) Searching relevant info in a Channels is like gold washing.
Channels are perfect on paper. But unfortunately, humans are not made of paper.
They talk too much, they like making fun of others, they like playing with GIF, they like debating with enthusiasm of topics they care about. Result: trying to get relevant info from a channel oblige you to do two things: follow conversations live (and stop worki…

Global warming and climate change. Poor naming causes poor reactions.

Global warming is often used to describe the impact of us releasing in the atmosphere too many bad things.
 The word is very bad because and in our everyday life it's not getting warmer. It's getting upset.
It's hard to stand up against something you don't notice much.
People say on TV that if hearth takes 2 more degrees, we'll all have terrible lives. Unfortunately, the world is still amazingly beautiful even if we're dangerously close to this.
Moreover, the word is so general that it does not make us engaged. Global warming is a global problem, not ours.

Climate change is also often used.
And it's very bad too. Indeed, it's weak, vague, intangible, unstoppable.
When I hear we need to fight "climate change" the first thing coming to my mind is "oh looks very big, where do we start, how does it work? Will my poor effort change something?... and something to what?"

Easy to finger point. Now, what would be the right names?
Something ta…

Feeling perfectly safe. Ever experienced? You should. It's beautiful. #Japan

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Coming back from Japan, I realised that what I like the most in this country is that I feel safe.
When I'm there, I disconnect a lot of natural protection reflex.
I start being confident on the fact that other humans are...good and don't have bad intentions.
This is a very very agreeable sensation. It's like the final stage of humanity.

I don't check if my phone is still in my pocket every minute.
I don't check who's behind me.
I don't check if my bag zippers are well zipped.
I know I don't have to negotiate any price. The price is the price.
I can let my bag in lockers without being afraid a guy will break the locker and take the stuff.
I can let my shoes without surveillance outside of temples, restaurants.
Mailboxes don't have lockers sometimes.
Bikes have locks, but you don't  have to carry a huge "U" lock, the locks are light.
You can go diving in the sea and let your stuff without surveillance.
And in the countryside, they rarely…

Since you were born, do cars, planes and trains go faster? No!

For 32 years... (my age)

- the train from Paris to my hometown goes the same speed,
- cars speed limits are the same,
- planes speed is around 700/800 km/h,
- only high speed trains are going slightly faster.

Is it serious?

For one generation we did not improved transportation speed and continue to let humanity burn dozens of hours in transport.
I can't believe we face any serious bottlenecks.

So what?

Remembering dreams: a way to add 2 more hours of fun per day (or 6 years of fun per life) !

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We sleep and dream hours a day. Usually we sleep around 6 or 7 hours and dream 2 hours a night.

Imagine you remember what you dream about, every day, during the 6 years you spend dreaming in your lifespan (according to Wikipedia, I did not do the math).
Imagine the richness of experience, of leanings, of fun, of thrill!!

Imagine if you can go beyond and control barely what happen during you dream. 2 hours per day of virtual reality...



Our tiny mailbox are anachronistic! Please do something mailbox makers and building owners

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We are in 2017.
We already order most of the stuff we don't eat on Amazon and other e-commerce players.
Soon, we'll do the same with what we eat. I already know an early adopter friend doing it.
And our mailboxes are still tiny cubes with a little whole made to put paper.
I guess it's the same format for centuries.

And - for those who live in a flats in France - the mailbox not accessible from DHL, UPS and co. Only La Poste, the formerly state owned postal service has the privilege to enter inside the building where mailboxes are.
Workaround people do: delivering stuff at work.
This is not too bad, except you then have to commute with your stuff (and go dinner with your stuff if you planned to go dinner).

So what we need:
- a bigger mailbox
- a secured one (I'm sure a mailbox stealing will raise with the raise of e-commerce)
- a one accessible from all the delivery vendors, 24/7.
and if possible, let's dream a bit:
- a one composed of several sub-boxes: one for let…