Scribbles

My scribbles represent my worldview and attitude toward individual matters. I review books, relate them to other interesting resources, rant on annoyances of everyday life, and revisit moments significant to my personal development. And You are invited to read them, taking whatever useful you find in them. Reactions or points of discussion are also welcome; feel free to get in touch via e-mail me@mattved.com or any of the contact details shown in the page footer!

And by Home, I mean more like a country of origin. Because for people who are all over the place, the term becomes increasingly ambiguous. Some even end up saying that their home is everywhere and can be wherever time shifts them. Anyway, for me, the country of origin is

a year ago in Scribbles

I haven’t written anything about books despite the fact that based on recent measurements, all the clothes I wear last me between washes roughly the same time as reading two books. For that reason, I feel it would be reasonable to go back in time by about a

2 years ago in Scribbles

So, I had quite a hard time recently. Worked on a dissertation about the convergence of European post communist nations toward the west, which I thankfuly managed to submit on time at a quality level I am not particularily proud of, but of which I am not too ashamed, still

2 years ago in Scribbles

My first ever serious girlfriend has had a passionate relationship with a band that was then slowly but surely rising up towards the top of popmusic charts. But their growing popularity was the reason for her affection for them, nor was it the reason of the one I came to

2 years ago in Scribbles

The number of languages in the world has been a matter of discussion ever since the birth of linguistics. The number has been varying between 2,000 and 80,000 at a volatility of a twitter stock price and between many, nobody can tell whether it is a dialect or

2 years ago in Scribbles

A friend of mine from high school has recently approached me shortly after reading through my blog with a couple of remarks and questions. And she was right in one thing, that I mostly write about too many things that had been done to me instead of focusing on things

2 years ago in Scribbles

Sixth chapter of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson has lead me to agree with his point that everybody is always wrong about everything. It is not that there would be no correct answers to a specific question. 8+8 = 16, right? Or is it

2 years ago in Scribbles

Okay. There is an issue with John Green’s books, if you are somewhere between generations Y and Z and moreso if you happen to be a nerd. They suck you in and don’t let go until you are done reading them. turtles-all-the-way-down-john-green.jpg And it is

2 years ago in Scribbles

Recently, I have started reading a self-help book with a well put name, The Subtle Art og Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. He...

2 years ago in Scribbles

Have you ever had a period of time, which was a clear opportunity to achieve something and blew it? I am currently going through one like that and so far, all I have done entailed climbing the ladder in League of Legends. I mean, getting out of bronze is an

2 years ago in Scribbles

Since I attended a boarding school, went to university, and visited couple of spa resorts and conferences, I had the chance to share a room or a house with complete strangers. Fair to say that sometimes you get to pick, however that is not the prevalent case and getting to

2 years ago in Scribbles

Generally speaking, chocolate is a simple non-necessity or luxury food item, right? It has high energy density, owing to a high amount of sugars added to the fat-heavy cacao beans and in some cases milk powder. Furthermore, it has been generally recognised that it has a positive effect on immediate

2 years ago in Scribbles