sadness

You Should Feel Sad On Your Birthday

You Should Feel Sad On Your Birthday

Everyone likes a little cry sometimes; that’s why there are sad songs and movies and books. A little elective melancholy exercises your emotions even when your actual life is going well, and it can leave you mentally and physically refreshed. Some times are particularly well-suited: rainy days, late nights, and…

I Threw Away $4.8 Million In Bitcoin

I Threw Away $4.8 Million In Bitcoin

Five years ago, I threw away a hard drive. An utterly generic 250GB portable hard drive, already a few years old, with a couple of dings and scratches in its shell and with the beginnings of an audible click that would have eventually killed it. It had a data file…

How A Break From Sanity Actually Helps You Recharge

We’re supposed to be rational, sensible beings that work hard, reap the rewards and let logic guide the way. That’s the way the world goes round, but every now and then a small break from sanity can do us some good.