The Leonardo Da Vinci Schedule (Part 1)

In a bid to get a hold on my life as per Seneca’s plea in my Stoic bites post here, I have decided to work on making my life more meaningful and to be more productive than I am while also nurturing my creative side. What better way than to adopt a daily schedule from…

Energy Analyst reacts: The Devil wears Prada (Miranda Priestly)

Ok, I know, this movie is about a fashion magazine and therefore technically has got NOTHING to do with the energy industry. Or does it? Today I’ve decided to break down and analyze “The Devil Wears Prada” directed by David Frankel, which I admit I have lost count just how many times I’ve rewatched this…

Let’s get litty: You are a badass (Chapter 1)

Hey, it’s been a minute. The past few weeks have been quite intense. Either way, today will be an overview of the 1st chapter of Jen Sincero’s ” You are a badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life “. I usually do a holistic review of a book once…

Energy Analyst reacts: The Cloverfield Paradox horror movie

I have a background in sustainable energy engineering and experience working as an Energy Trader and Analyst. I thought it would be really fun to watch movies, tv episodes and documentaries based around the subject of energy and react to them. I think it’s a fun way for me to learn more and also an…

Stoic Bites: Seneca the Younger (#02)

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Seneca was a Roman stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. His late writings are a strong pillar and laid the foundational knowledge of ancient stoicism. In one of Seneca’s most famous essays ” On the Shortness of Life” Seneca emphasizes the…

My case against soulmates: Part 1

Soul mates don’t exist. I haven’t always been this cynical, like most little girls, Disney movies had me believing that somewhere in the world there was one human being who was specially made for me. That fate would make sure our paths would eventually cross, we would emphatically fall in love and live happily ever…

Stoic Bites: Marcus Aurelius (#01)

“Remember how long you have been putting this off, how many times you have been given a period of grace by the gods and not used it. It’s high time now for you to understand the universe of which you are a part, and the governor of that universe of whom you constitute an emanation:…

The Art of feeling stupid

There’s this little inner voice in my head, lets call her Miss Fifi, yeah that sounds about right I think. Miss Fifi is independent, can’t be held down and is sure of her personal convictions. One of her favourite main beliefs is that I, Selma, am stupid. This belief of hers is especially true whenever…

Let’s get litty: Animal Farm and the naive dream of equality

When I was done reading the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, the question I was left with was whether equality is really achievable? Is the fight for equality and socialism a futile one? I can confidently say that there has never been a point in history where humanity has experienced equality on all levels…