I Grow Younger
A bold attempt to describe life in 30+ evergrowing posts and leave nothing important behind.
Mind-shifting Views and How to Apply Them
I Grow Younger uses the scientific mindset of curiosity, open-mindedness, humility and a dash of skepticism to discuss significant problems that affect all of us, that no one talks about or most cultures are wrong about. Problems that we can solve.
In this self-help blog, we split common but complex issues into basic concepts, analyze and suggest a practical solution all of us can take part of. All with a focus on personal growth. Because the way we feel about so many things is deeply flawed.
Today we will talk about Multi-Level Marketing or MLM. You probably know about it from a hyped friend or relative who is trying to make some income on the side by selling products of the MLM company they represent. And while most sellers are decent, some people from MLM companies can be quite aggressive and inappropriate in their sales tactics. Her...
How often do you have time thoughts? “If only I had more time in the day…” “Once *this specific shit* is over, I’ll have more time for what I want to do…” “I’m not exercising because I don’t have the time…” Some people seem to get more done in a day than others in a week. How c...
What is Social Justice? The Social Justice movement is a massive one. Its idealistic goals are a fair and equal treatment of all people, regardless of class, race, gender and sexual orientation. Historically this was not the case. Poor, non-white, female and LGBTQ people were having a much harder time both in The Game of Self and The Game of Life. ...
When we talked about the inadequacy of schools, we started with this golden quote: Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom. Let’s give our children freedom. Trish Millines Dziko Schools are more or less mandatory, not because of the less than ideal structure most of them currently maintain and not because ...
Human biology has barely evolved in the last 15,000 years. But our world didn’t stay the same. Science and technology gave us the understanding and tools to change everything around us (for better and worse). We often hear how language (and specifically written language) was the major driving force of progress. But there is one more concept w...
You were probably taught from a young age you need discipline to achieve success in life. Discipline is following specific rules, set by your past self or others. I don’t usually begin with a story, but here I will. Because we need to go as far away as possible in space and in time to really understand discipline. We need an example far detac...
Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom. Let’s give our children freedom. Trish Millines Dziko I strongly believe the education system is a relic, it has to be destroyed and completely rebuilt. We’ll focus on schools here but universities are often not much better. Much of the same applies there....
The most constant force in our lives is Inertia. We delay change, avoid conflict and stick to what works, even if it doesn't work well. It's so familiar, it’s even called “The comfort zone”. Even if Inertia is an evolutionary relic, it doesn't feel that way. Only a more compelling force can help us out of Inertia - Love and Chaos.
Every time we encounter an obstacle we can ask: is this a Game of Self challenge or a Game of Life one? Is the problem in my head or based in reality? And if the answer is “it’s both”, then we must dive deeper until every part of it takes only Game of Self or Game of Life skills to fix.
In I Grow Younger we value Love and Freedom above all else. And while we do believe in ethics, morality will never be the foundation on which we build our concepts. It just seems… too man-made, not fundamental enough. This might be confusing, especially for religious people or ones brought up by parents, who value morality above all. We’...
Life is a series of good times and bad times. This is life direction - a powerful force that says where you're coming from is what you're moving towards. And your only power over it? All those tiny, everyday decisions you make.
Learn to understand the types of love, how to practice healthy self-love and live without expectations. Resist cultural pressure as culture is all wrong about this and much of the existing self-help advice is beyond bad. Wield the endless power of love to change your life and grow younger!
Religion is Faith turned into a story, trying to spread its story genes endlessly and outcompete every other story, including any other strong belief or extreme ideology (eg. Communism). It evolves like a living organism responding to good and bad human leaders’ traits and cultural pressure and has one goal: survival.
Balance is a myth! There is no law of the universe, society or psychology that says balance has a sacred place in this world. Sometimes it works, sometimes it destroys. Learn about the many aspects of modern life where balance is not the appropriate choice for happiness and the classic example of the quantity-of-fucks-given
Life is full of barriers. There always seems to be something between us and a bright future. Failure is constant. In such a mess, how can we measure “our potential” to do something big in life? Well, we don’t have to. Human potential is unlimited. Everyone can achieve anything meaningful. Any. Single. Thing.
Life is kinda difficult to analyze without a bias. We’re stuck right in the middle, everything is wrapped around in emotions and whatever happened recently seems overwhelmingly more important than whatever didn’t. How to make sense of it all? Learn the concept of Structure and have fun analyzing like never before.
Living in a money-driven world is the current human condition. Is this the best way or a step in our collective evolution? This is a tough question. But it’s also not important. Money is simply a tool for convenience. This post will help you drop your financial fears, “feel money” and be a realistic optimist.
Time, Money, and other actual stuff doesn't separate itself into work and non-work kinds. They just flow following natural laws. We put the barriers and do the separation in our heads, against the natural order of things. We don't do it because we're strong. We do it because we're weak. Learn how to manage and enjoy chaos!
Driving a car is a drain of time and energy but is a money saver, right? No! An analysis of Car ownership from a financial standpoint reveals that often the decision to own a car comes from stereotypes and textbook psychological fallacies rather than common sense. See where you potentially get it wrong!
You bring different resources into your daily life. Some are Game of Life based like sports, good sleep, and healthy food. Others, like your mental and emotional power, are Game of Self stuff. So Energy is not a single thing. Learn from what is the Energy mix made of, how life drains you and how to recharge.
In this post we’ll look at the complex relationship of your body, your mind and warm and cold sensations, all in the context of the hunter vs sheep dynamic in your life. Effective methods for understanding and managing the psychology of warm and cold to ensure happiness and productivity.
In emerging digital spaces laws lag behind in defining a space itself, so anti-monopoly agencies can’t work properly. When we don’t define a space and a company takes it over, we get twisted incentives and this company turns evil by systemic laws, even if most of the actual people working there are ethical professionals.
What do you want from a business – to be happy (do what you love… or love what you do) and be profitable. To be happy is a personal thing. Let’s focus on success. If it all fails, happiness is short-lived. A business is a concept so complex and intertwined, most brains just block. Lets untangle the mess together...