Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism

Lately, as the World Cup has been unfolding, I’ve been approached by many people who think that I will care that a certain team is winning or losing. My background is Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. It’s almost an immediate assumption that I’ll want to know the scores, or what team is staying/leaving. It astonishes me … More Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism

How are you?

Typically when someone asks me this question I give the standard response: good. I feel that most people don’t really want to know the truth – most people don’t care to hear some long-winded story about the flurry of emotions I might be feeling at any given time. Nor do they necessarily want to know … More How are you?

You’re not happy because you don’t own a red Ferrari

So today I figured out the cause of unhappiness in most people. It’s because most people don’t own a red Ferrari. I was leaving the grocery store in which I had eaten dinner. It cost me about $10.00. For a brief second, I wondered why that soup and salad cost $10.00. Was it really worth … More You’re not happy because you don’t own a red Ferrari