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Kickstart Your 2017 With The 3-L-Rule

Kickstart Your 2017 With The 3-L-Rule

I want to tackle the new year with a similar mindset but keep some of those things I learned and picked up in 2016. Since this might be interesting to some of you, I wanted to share these things. I documented most of them in the last 50+ posts I wrote this year (another habit which I will continue), so this is just a summary of the most important ones that are here to stay.

Will America Be "Great Again"?

Will America Be "Great Again"?

To get this out of the way first: I'm not an Americanist, I'm not even that interested in politics and I'm German, so please take my writing with a grain of salt.

Then why bother writing about the result of the possibly biggest election this decade? I'm not sure but through Social Media and global broadcasting I feel somehow part of what goes on and I see a lot of people outraged about the result even though Donald Trump haven't even started his new job.

Education - Time To Wake Up!

Education - Time To Wake Up!

It all depends on how you want to design your life, a freedom that was totally alien just a few decades earlier. What nobody talks about is that the lack of meta-skills and the rise of decision-anxiety are the price we pay for this freedom.

Do we live in a time that is solemnly focused on hedonism? The maximisation of our happiness? Don't get me wrong, I don't complain, being a human is the best. But where are we going as a society? Can I live every day as it would be my last for 90+ years?

Why Videogames Help To Stay On Top Of Technology

Why Videogames Help To Stay On Top Of Technology

Due to the recent passing of Satoru Iwata (President of Nintendo, read more about his story on this Time Magazine Article http://time.com/3954934/nintendo-satoru-iwata/), may he rest in piece, I thought about how videogames influenced my life throughout the years.

The first real memory I have of videogames is playing Tetris and Super Mario Land on my Gameboy (handheld) in the very early 90's, so one might say I'm involved with the industry for about 2 decades now that I can remember. The last memory is from this morning on my daily commute playing on the Nintendo 3Ds (handheld). I'd say old habits die hard.