Make politeness the default

“Life is too fucking short to be an asshole.” If I remember correctly, that’s something I heard from Louis CK. It’s a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with. I’ve written about the importance of politeness before. Growing up, the importance of good manners, respect and politeness was emphasised – respect more …

Choosing between auto and manual

Our mind operates on two gears: Auto, and manual. Like cars… Most of the time we do things in autopilot. And that’s actually very useful, even necessary, because there are far too many things to consciously make decisions about. That said, there are things that require manual piloting. Times when …