Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

Find a meaning in life

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. I’ve finished reading the book “Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl. He was a Austrian psychologist who witnessed the second world war in a concentration camp. About the Author Before he became a prisoner … Read More

The Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi is a delightful Japanese philosophy which concentrates on the beauty of imperfection and of broken things. Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional. I grew up in Switzerland, Europe. In Europe we still are ingrained with western values of … Read More

Having a growth mindset

Sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something. Jake the Dog Many people grow up with the idea that intelligence and talent are something that you either have or don’t have. This absurd idea is then ingrained even more when they start going to school, because of the industrial structure our schools are still built. With standardized testing … Read More

6 tips on how to combat your nervousness when public speaking

1. Understand that it’s completely normal you’re nervous. There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. the liars. – Mark Twain The reason why you get excited and nervous when speaking is because you care about what you are going to say. You are anxious about making a fool out of yourself. This feeling … Read More

A Socratic approach to arguments

Most people’s unintelligent behavior comes from a fear of being wrong and being called out for not knowing something. Because of this irrational fear people will be stuck to their believes, even if they know that they are wrong. To prevent this kind of behavior you have to make the other person find your solution by them self. This is … Read More

You don’t need to know everything.

I know one thing: that I know nothing – Plato This quote from the greek philosopher Plato has stuck with me through my four years of apprenticeship as a IT specialist. In todays information age, it’s not possible to be all knowing. It’s much more important to know that you can’t know everything. My main task in my first year … Read More