๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ : ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข-๐€๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ, ๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ.

The first time I was called a โ€œChinkโ€ was in the third grade.

I was the new kid in class and I had pissed off the class bully by knocking over a castle they were building out of blocks during recess.

He demanded that I kneel in front of him and his buddies and apologize again, and then he said:

โ€œBecause youโ€™re a chink.โ€

I said no, of course, angry at the insult. โ€ฆ


Photo by David von Diemar on Unsplash

In 20 years of driving, Iโ€™ve had a near-perfect record, but just 2 months after getting the car, I cracked my side mirror on a concrete pillar in my garage.

My driving abilities have actually DECREASED since buying this car, and I blame one thing:

Autopilot.

First and foremost, Autopilot and even โ€œFull Self Drivingโ€ is NOT real self driving. You can trust the car to drive about as well as an average 16 year old Instagram influencer doing a live story about her Starbucks latte. โ€ฆ


Human beings can be so weird sometimes.

Even when we need help and we are actively aware of it, sometimes we will run away from it. Maybe we will refrain from asking for help because weโ€™re afraid of being judged for being weak, or because we feel like we โ€œshouldโ€ be able to just get better.

But thatโ€™s not how it works. Sure, sometimes a pain will go away by itself, but at what cost? And what if it doesnโ€™t?

If we were cut by a knife, we donโ€™t just shrug it off and hope it doesnโ€™t get infected. Weโ€ฆ

John Wang

Finding better ways to human through science and personal experimentation.

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