Came across this controversial video by a person called Ben Shapiro (a popular columnist it seems, editor-in-chief of DailyWire)
Ben makes a claim that the radicalization of Islam has percolated far deeper than we imagine. He says that the common belief that a large majority of Muslims are a peaceful, progressive people, may be a myth.
Going into something unknown, one of my instincts is to think about what all can go wrong. I may take it to extremes in some cases too (like what if.. death!). This is often taken as me being a pessimist. A friend of mine hinted at the same conclusion just yesterday and I mumbled something about me being an unlikely pessimist, after all I like to pursue lofty goals, try things that may be unlikely to succeed etc.
I thought I’ll put down a better articulation of why I (and others who do the same) think like that. It is easy to brand it as “negative thinking”, but hear me out..
This had been bothering me for a while. Hope this helps if you’ve been scratching your head over it too.
The noun project app was dropping raster (png) instead of vector (svg) when dragging from the noun project mac app to Sketch. Simple solution.. just uncheck the “enable png” box in the preferences dialog (keyboard shortcut – ⌘,)
Since I put out the news about working on Fliptrazon, some of my friends and acquaintances have been a little underwhelmed by my ‘startup’. The general comment is like –
“I thought you were going to do something impactful”
This always gets me thinking. And sometimes worried. Life is short. Am I making the best use of my time here? So let me try and make a case for doing something that may not look impactful (tl;dr – for fun).