“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

—  Julius Henry Marx

My responsibility to your happiness

Just to what extent are we responsible for someone else’s happiness? 

We tend to be responsible for someone else’s happiness until it harms our own.

— Dryrony

Suiting up

Does the suit make the man? No. A bastard in a suit is still a bastard. If you happen to a be a bastard with a profession, unless we don’t already know, please be recognizable by your choice of a suit. If you have to be a professional bastard, dress your part and spare the suit.

— Dryrony

My worries, their opportunities

We should be very grateful for our opportunities to work, to rest, to think, to disagree, to make our own decisions and finally, age gracefully. For somewhere else in the world, there is somebody that is wishing for the things what we take for granted. Ironically, the prerequisite is the environment that we were born into, something we have completely no control over. For this reason, I would like to let the whole world know how lucky I am, to have so called “worries” that many people would consider life - altering opportunities.

— Dryrony

I pretend like I don't care but I really do (much more than you think).

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Sprezzatura: [sprettsa'tura]

A certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or say appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.


Coined by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier (1528): “[T]o avoid affectation in every way and (to pronounce a new word perhaps) to practice all things a certain Sprezzatura [nonchalance], so as to conceal all art and make whatever is done or said appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it." 

— Dryrony

Are You Thinking At Work?

“If you’re thinking too much at work, maybe you need to be drinking during lunch to clear your head. But if you’re not thinking at work, maybe you should be drinking in the morning and start thinking about a new job.”

— Dryrony

Old enough to be too young

The easiest way to be reminded of youth is to feel like you know everything. Only the old and jaded admit to the insufficiency of their knowledge of the world.

— Dryrony

Google it.

“Sometimes I google not to seek an answer for a question, but for the satisfying and securing feeling to see that my questions are shared by more than one.”

— Dryrony