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23 Things I Learned at 23

A day before my birthday, I always write myself a letter outlining what I learned and took away from the year that was. I usually don’t publish it. But today, I will.  23 Things I Learned At 23: A person’s toothache means more to them than an earthquake on the…

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How To Play Until You Die

Do this tomorrow morning. I did it. Wake up, leave your shoes inside, and walk through the grass barefoot. You will feel a rush inside. Smile. Then come back inside. And keep playing. Throughout the day. Like a child. Try to: laugh, stare at the sky, dance to music, shoot…

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How to Break the Cycle of Life

When you’re young, you look towards the future with eyes wide with enthusiasm. Commencement speakers tells you to aim for the stars, and you feel it deep down inside. The rush. The thrill. The gusto. And for good reason. Failure? You’ve never felt it. Doubts? You’ve never housed them. Misery?…

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How To Run Your Life

by Tej Dosa, for Tej Dosa Wake up every morning and answer the call: “Who’s going to run this world tonight?” Most men will refuse the call. They’ll be too tired; too weak; too lethargic; too lazy; too broken. Same excuse, different face. Don’t blame them. Little do they know: the…

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How To Hit The Lotto (99% Success Rate)

Most people won’t like this post. They’ll hate me for it. Doesn’t matter. I’m going to teach you how to hit the lotto—I say you, but I’m really writing this to myself, like all my posts. It’s a reminder to follow this framework, to stay true so I can keep…

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Why I’ll Never Stop Stealing

I wake up. And steal. Every day. It’s what I’m good at. That’s right… My #1 skill in life is I’m good at stealing. Sorry. I’ve been stealing since I was a little boy. Rubbing shoulders with the greats, stealing their thoughts and habits and hoping and praying it rubs…

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Dear Nephew

Dear nephew(s), The older you get, the more scared you’ll become. Scared of what? Everything. From your own shadow to the mounting bills to the tiresome lines on your face. And that’s just the beginning. It only gets worse. Each new sunrise brings forth even more stress, worry and anxiety. What…

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How To Stop Ruining Your Life

Destruction. Chaos. Outrage. Consumes me. How do you get from A to Z without ruining your life? Shit, I don’t know. I’ve tried it all. Running fast. Running slow. Working more. Working less. But still, I fall. Down. Hard. Where do I go wrong? What drives me over the edge?…

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NTS: College Graduation

As kids, we would laugh. None of us thought life was going to move this fast. None of us thought growing up was going to feel this bad. Death. Heartbreak. Responsibility. Mortgages. Bills. Dullness. Boredness. Rutness. The definition of adulthood? Who knows. Who cares. But this is what happens… When…

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