Archive for July, 2011

Facebook: 5-Minute Limit Experiment

I’m against deleting Facebook or any other social media outlet I’m on. I want to reach as many people as possible. There are people who I haven’t talked to for months at a time that I end up catching up with by sending them a quick message on Facebook. I also talk to many people […]

5000 Visits in One Day: Celebrate All Your Fucking Victories

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw My friend Sebastian Marshall kindly put up my “How I Made 50 Friends in One Month” post on http://news.ycombinator.com It went viral and stayed on […]

On Shallowness: Why I’m Somewhat Shallow

*Used with e-mail permission. Other pictures on user’s site may be NSFW. “We hold onto the good enough apartment, the good enough job, the good enough relationship…all the while truly believing that this is only temporary. We think we’re playing it safe. We think we’re getting the best of both worlds. We think this can’t […]

How I Made 50 Friends in One Month

I’m not huge on crowds, so how did I make 50 friends in one month? My example is below. As the years with the internet has progressed, it has made it easier to meet people online. People can find potential dates, people can sell things to one another, people can Couchsurf to make travel cheaper, […]

The Easiest Way to Quit Bad Habits

After my first round fight with fear, I know I have two cognitive distortions that enhance my anxiety: Mind reading and over-generalizations. Mind reading is a cognitive distortion where the person (in this case, me) automatically assumes what the other person is thinking about them. My brain says, “Well I’m sure that she doesn’t approve […]