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Month: May 2016

2 virgins, wear something blue, wear a present, something granted, something yours

I am amazed by the enormous amount of things that goes into a wedding.
Today I discovered that, at least here in italy, a woman should have 2 virgins make up her bed, and she should also wear something blue and a few other things.

Very superstitious, isn’t it? In part I think that’s too much, but at the same time I think that most of the magic might even come from this kind of superstition.
It adds that veil of mystery, of unknown, that you would expect from such a big event in your life.

Yes, maybe 2 virgins won’t change the life of your bride, but after all if they’ll make her dreams come true it’s a good tradeoff.

the face your friends only know

There are faces we share only with our deepest friends.
The stories of our lives.

A friend knows it and has saw through them not in a judging way, but in a more clement and lovely “I know you” way.

Few days ago my boss dearest friend was in town and he was such a nice guy, and he told us about the time my boss was much more hot-tempered than now.

He described him in a way that was so human, so natural, that made me thinking about the face only this kind of friends do see.

It’s not the story they tell, it’s something that goes beyond that and that will stay with them for all the time in their lives.

if you can describe it, you can code it

Today I was helping a student learning how to code, and I told him to describe what he wanted to do.

once he finished, I replied to him: “Good. If you can describe it to someone, you can code it”, and in fact that’s true.
Often we code without thinking about what the code does. We go in autopilot.

But if we stop, the code “talks”. It’s a logic that can be easily described in words unless we’re talking about algorithmic stuff.

Therefore when you’re in trouble or want to learn, try to describe what you want to do, and split it into smaller parts until the parts are so small that are easy to code.

what to do with a home?

These days we are searching for a new home and it seems so difficult.
not finding it, but finding the right balance between place, amenities, commodities.

It’s like an equation that you’re not sure of the result.
Choosing a home seems like an impossible result but I don’t give up, and we’ll surely learn along the way what is best

the one thing I’ve learned from starting a business is that competition is not the way to go

I sell deodorants as a side job, and I mostly sell it to stores, physical or online stores.

I’ve see many different people, people who didn’t pay for so little, people who were always anxious to get the products, people who would weight them.

But to me, competition has been the thing that struck me so much.
I’ve seen people accepting doing an unfavourable discount.
I’ve seen people opening stores in front of each others.

How can this competition be sane and sound? How could you think even for a split second that this way you would’ve won?

Competition is ok when we talk about innovation, not when we talk about selling the same thing on the same street.

It deep red ocean, and you’re gonna fail.

In fact, this made me realize that competition shouldn’t be seen from a naive perspective.
Competition is not harsh, when it is, then you’re working on the wrong side of the competition, the one where you lose your mind.

why do we jump instead of dancing, while we are in a disco?

If you are in a disco club chances are you’ll see some skilled people dancing, making sensual moves.

They are engaging and they sure keep your attention up.

Then, on the other side, you might also see a small group of people jumping on the same music/song.

Why we do this? Jumping, at least for me, is the result of both happiness and friendship. It’s a way of telling your friends that you care about them, and that this moment is important for you, even if it will get lost in time.

Dancing on the other way is something you do for yourself or to attract others. It’s a different game.

Whenever I saw some people jumping I feel happy for them because they are enjoying life in a beautiful positive way (unless they’re totally drunk).

That’s how life should be lived, jumping with your friends.

the devil in you

The devil in you says that you should catch the moment.

It says that you have all the good reasons to do this.

The devil in you says that you’re right, that you should be following your heart.

The devil in you uses warm words to describe a dark thought. It calms you by using your mind against you.

The devil in you prefers the shortcut, the instant solution, but the Beauty in life is often hidden in the hard work, in the passion, in the dedication.

Words that the devil in you won’t even use.

through trial and error

Some experiences can only be done through trial and error, by trying and failing.

We might not even succeed, but we must try, even if we are tempted by the whole system. 

The hard part is to stay true to yourself at times when it’s more convenient to align with other people thoughts.

Keep your line, listen, act with your mind