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The Art of Mindfulness

Have you tried meditating to control your inner voice?  Ask it to shut up and just focus on shutting it up by breathing! Do not stop focusing your inner eye (closing your eyes) at the point of breath (nose, stomach or chest depending on preference), and just do that. Your mind will screw you to say this is all bullshit, but the US Army has funded research into meditating... there is something to be found and you have to find it! Imagine your mind as Youtube, and watch your thoughts... Just like you would skip a Youtube video if it's crap... or probably watch it to the end. That's what you want your inner self to be able to command, listen to it... And ask it to shut up! In all parts of your life (being mindful) and just live like when you were a child (you are just experiencing life from birth and don't know life at all - so you're attentive to your surroundings and just listen without even debating the thought in your mind - mindfulness). Just like Youtube, you have to fi…

Opinion: Ride-sharing (Uber & GrabCar)

Uber/GrabCar effectively transfer "customer risk" to drivers (quality control is entirely up to the drivers and the driver alone can make and break your experience). And also vice-versa, transfer "driver risk" to customers (they don't train drivers, do full police checks nor even consider them employees - the word contractor is used for legal reasons, that being the exemption from paying retirement benefits, social security, other "employee only" costs like health and dental benefits and also for easier termination of services). It's a joke that people think Uber is about the experience in the car with the driver... you don't learn about the "real" Uber from driving with Uber, the "real" Uber is about lawyers choosing the right word (in this case "contractor" instead of "employee" and "ride-sharing app" instead of "taxi company"). The "real" Uber is a myth, loss-making... I don…