Friday, August 6th, 2021

Have you read the 12 Rules for Life: by Jordan B Peterson. Jordan B Peterson writes, “just a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Then, with God’s help, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and develop my potential”. I’m not sure, I think I liked him better as an unknown professor than his true potential.

Read through these 12 points, let me know in the comments what you think.

1 Stand up straight with your shoulders straight
Most lobsters are complete bastards left to their own devices. Most humans are complete bastards left to their own devices. This proves there is a God who wants us to have Order. Order is Masculine and Chaos is Feminine. Therefore to move towards Order, we all need to man up. Happiness is pointless. We are all on this Earth to suffer. So learn to suffer like a man. Not everyone can be as rich and successful as me, but try to be less of a failure than you already are.

2 Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
The story of the Garden of Eden shows that we are all touched with Original Sin But you have a choice. You can either seek Heaven or be dragged down into Hell. Yes, you have a shameful, sinful nature but for God’s sake just make a bit of an effort. Stop waiting for other people to dig you out of your pitiful hole.

3 Befriend people who want the best for you
We are all Being. Just some of us are better Beings. Learn to tell the difference. Some people are beyond help. They are merely exploiting the willingness of good people to help them and, as Dostoyevsky rightly observes, will drag you down to their level. So stick with the winners. If people are determined to screw up, let them. They are nothing to do with the Divine Purpose.

4 Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not the useless person you are today
Face it, you’re never going to be that smart, so don’t compare yourself to someone who is. Start by getting on your knees to pray. Even if you don’t Believe in God. Atheists are merely people who are blinded to the true way of Being. There, you feel marginally less useless already.

5 Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
Remember that children are born with Original Sin and have a huge capacity for Evil. They are not Innocent Beings. They need Discipline if they are going to grow up to be even vaguely worthwhile humans. And slap them if necessary – don’t listen to what the lefties say.

6 Set your house in order before you criticise the world
Remember the story of Cain and Abel? Well, read it then. Yes, Abel was a schmuck who deserved to die and Cain wasn’t quite as goddamn perfect as he thought he was. He deserved to die, too. We all deserve to die. So stop moaning if someone is richer and better looking than you.

7 Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient
Life is suffering. The Book of Genesis tells us that. There is no easy way round this. So quit looking for short cuts and start reading Nietzsche.

8 Tell the truth. Or at least don’t lie
To be honest, I’m scrabbling around for thingsbut my publishers tell me I need 12. By telling you the Truth about this, I am an Improved Being. Certainly better than you.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B Peterson (Allen Lane £20)
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B Peterson (Allen Lane £20)

9 Assume the person you are listening to knows something you don’t
Just shut up, quit moaning and listen to me. I know things you don’t. So don’t expect me to listen to you. That’s not the way things work. I’m here to make you feel Better about Yourself by telling you things you already know in a way that makes you feel clever.

10 Be precise in your speech
Confront the chaos of Being. Don’t try to beat about the bush. Things are going to be terrible. Oedipus killed his Dad. You may well kill yours. Get over it. Face up to the real horrors of the world.

11 Do not bother children while they are skateboarding
This is the rule that’s the real catnip for right-wingers everywhere. Want to know why the world is falling apart? It’s because liberals are turning boys into girlies with their namby-pamby ways. Let boys do boy things and girls do girl things. Nowhere in the Bible does God say anything about this trans nonsense. There’s nothing wrong with men having all the best jobs and women staying home to look after the kids. So back off, ladies, and give us men a break.

12 Pet a cat when you encounter one in the street
OK. So I really am scraping the barrel now. We’re all going to die. Probably painfully. So just make the best of what you’ve got. If you see a cat, stroke it. You might feel better. Though probably not. And if there are no cats, pet something else. Like a dog.

Like I said, I liked him better before. I feel now he says a lot of things to get more clicks and more followers on his YouTube channel. Still, he does raise a few good points.

Thursday, August 5th, 2021


We had a wonderful day. We were at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In the evening we had dinner with Florian. Then being back at the Club, I realized I forgot to do something. Last week my college asked me to do something for some clients. I told her to send me the info, and I will do it Sunday. The info never arrived. I emailed her again, and she said she didn’t have time but will get the info to me Monday. It did arrive Monday late afternoon totally disorganized.
I did remember receiving the information. However, with everything going on, I totally forgot to process the information until I received an email from her today, telling me the client hasn’t received it.
I’m so frustrated with myself.
How can I stop forgetting things.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

We had a wonderful day. Still, I do feel disorganized. Plus, I do forget so many things.
Would acquire the habit of doing things right away be helpful?
What if I don’t have the time?
Then I would need to write it down. However, I would need a central place. I have created so many to-do lists I don’t know anymore which one I need to check.
I stopped writing my monthly newsletter. This may be the reason why I’m disorganized. Also, I have gotten out of the habit of keeping my tracker.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Schiefes Haus

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This house used was by the shipmasters of Ulm. The original timbered structure dates back to the early 14th century. There were multiple additions and, in 1443 the house acquired its present appearance of a five-story building. It is operating as a hotel since 1995.
It has a total of 11 rooms. The “Turmzimmer” on the top floor, is the largest room, covering the entire fifth floor. Remember, there are no elevators still, it is worth a stay.

Schiefes Haus Ulm

Schwörhausgasse 6, 89073 Ulm, Germany

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

After spending a night in a Castel, purchasing a $400 ticket to Bora Bora, riding a Zeppelin and chasing a ghost, I thought it was time to start a travel blog.
Bear with me while I’m trying to find time to blog. Writing isn’t my strong suit.