Vitality – 70/77 – Intentional Conversations

I just transcribed another interview that I did with a friend in the beginning of the year during those early January days. The calendar had just shifted from December to January and while that's usually mid winter and time for cozy-tea-indoor-fireplace-conversations, we were sitting on the sandy beach being shone upon by Barcelona's generous January afternoon sun. On the background …

Wohnzimmerphilosophie #1 – Alte Welt, neue Welt?

A week ago or so, I followed an inspired impulse and invited a bunch of people to my parents' place for an intentional conversation on the theme of "Old world, new world?". I named it Wohnzimmerphilosophie (= living room philosophy): the living room as a cozy, welcoming and safe place to be in, and philosophy which literally …

Vitality – 64/77 – “There’s this entire life behind things…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qssvnjj5Moo AMERICAN BEAUTY „Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed? It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing. And there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it, right? And this bag was just... dancing... with me. Like a little kid begging me …

Vitality – 74/77 – Revitalizing Vitality

Today, the first week of semester break started and besides some writing and reading for university I'm off until the middle of march. Even though this first term really wasn't a busy one, I'm already noticing that I'm feeling much more free than what I did in the past weeks. I'm longing to be a more conscious shaper of my days and weeks …

Vitality – 31/77 – “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc Some aimless late night browsing just led me to watch Steve Job's Stanford University commencement speech. It wasn't the first time I listened to it, but it's been as good as the first time. I could hear new things and relate to it in a different way than I did back then because I'm at a …