my 38th birthday summary

being 37 was very good for me:

– irena and my son marko was born healthy and cute.

– our kids sofija and djordje did not suffer any major damage or crisis.

– most of the family is operating healthy and ok.

– business was good, best year so far thanks to all the partners.

– my poetry book was published, edited by rafael.

– i organized meet in a nice restaurant in nyc, with rafael.

– irena and i started mountain biking together.

– my weight is under control and i started training for 3,000 m run.

– lots of travel.


next year following things away me:

– need to make sure all the kids and family survive.

– new startup from 1 jan 2016. business software and services, which is very exciting.

– we need to find a new place to live in belgrade, so we will try to be creative.

– more fun stuff.

what kind of new stuff excites me?

19 biases

i love products.

when i buy them i get happy and feel better.

some of them even do something – like toilet paper and food.

but i really do not get much excited about them.

the new stuff that excites me is when global society eradicates a bias.

i mean, there is really nothing more important than getting rid of a bias.

the reason one i would not want to live 20, 50, 100, or 1,000 years ago is how everything was dominated by biases.

in simpler terms, the further we go back in history, the more crazy global society is.

and today maybe it is only 95% crazy and 5% rational.

so when i think about travel to mars, new computers and cars, ai, and such stuff, i think it is ok, but we are not really moving forward.

if united nations, or any other organization which takes responsibility to make a global society better, would make a list of all biases and get rid of them, one by one in next few thousand years, i think we would be going in a good direction.

we would be getting better, as a society of humans.

the products, and such stuff, are a distraction, nice one, but a distraction.

to start, read a list of biases and progress the society by getting rid of your own biases.

see list here.

which scott mtb do i prefer?


i tried riding scott scale, spark, genius, and gambler.

scale is too hard.

genius is too slow uphill, and more for cruising and jumping.

gambler makes sense only if i have a ski lift.

spark is a perfect bike for what i do:

– short rides in a local park;

– small jumps and easy downhills;

– short and steep uphills;

– local 2 hour marathons or xc races;

– weekend 2h easy rides.

i was considering genius, but it does not support the reality of my daily routine.

enduro seems romantic, kind of like surfing, so getting closer to that lifestyle by buying a product is appealing.

but most of my rides are approx. 1 h without big challenges for which genius is designed.

and genius will make me lazy on the fitness side.

i will stick to spark maybe also as a reminder of my fitness addiction from few years ago.

and it still allows me be a bit of an explorer.

mtb vs surfing

mud and pain VS sunshine and smiles

jacques derrida explains feelings when causing change

jacques derrida

see video of jacques derrida explaining how he feels knowing he causes change.