Lovers, Missionaries and Technology: A Story of a Passionate Little Boy

Listen, baby. I’ve built a castle for you. I want you to love my castle, and I want you to love me for building it.

Brief History of Our Civilization: ‘Buying the Ticket’ to Unlock the Right to Sexuality

Result: A society where people have to metaphorically buy the ticket to unlock their own sexuality (take that, gamification marketers!)

A Story That Started With Millennials

Selling to lonely children is much easier. Simple and cynical, as usual.


Lord Facebook! Please like me!

Better Than Overpriced Hipster Rehabs: A Mantra for the Tortured Soul of the Silicon Valley

As long as you keep running around trying to be a better messiah, you will continue to disrupt what needs to be loved.

Holy Innovation! Man Prays to His Brain (Silicon Valley Version)

May there be no roots, only Holy Innovation. May there be no responsibility, only Holy Disruption.

Death by Adequacy

We are going to build a neurological association for you, and you are going to be a bastard if you don’t fold yourself and play along. You are going to be a deviant if you don’t offer yourself as a sacrifice to my feeling of ORDER.

I am an Outsider: A Story of Freedom

You are born, like a song of uttermost beauty – and then the people who have been traumatized before you, try to shame you out of remembering your song. Most of them are not bad human beings, they simply forgot, and they want you to be an important practical goose, for your own good.

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Business Practices Do Not Exist in a Vacuum

Imagine a fight between two boxers. Say, whoever wins, takes home five million dollars, and the other one takes nothing. Say, they both agreed on it. It’s an honest fight, all fair. Then one of the guys slips drugs in the other boxer’s drink so that his rival gets sleepy and tired and cannot fight adequately. And the charlatan wins and takes the prize.

On the surface, it’s a victory. But in the reality underneath, it is not a victory. It is a disgrace and an act of cowardice. The suffering of the other guy is real but the victory of the coward is an illusion. Confusing people’s minds with propaganda and desperation (“you have to… or else you’ll starve”) is like slipping drugs into one’s drink. If you are strong, you know that it’s an act of weakness.

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Strange Love in the Time of Kali Yuga

You realize that most of the things that you have taken in with your mother’s milk, are a collection of folklore. Random approximations, inaccurate statements seeded with a possibility for love.

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Imagine, there is a mobster. He controls many people, and he has money–a lot of it–but he knows that his power over his hood is based on fear, and he is afraid to lose it.

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Tessa is a strongly opinionated singer, writer and philosopher living in New York. She fronts Tessa Makes Love. Robots are on her shit list, and this blog is about not taking shit from the machine.