Stereotype is Good

en in life • 3 min read

The world is composed of patterns. You can see them everywhere. Probably also that’s why people are better with stereotype than without it. I think that people cannot even live without stereotype. You know, it’s very exhausting to get up every day at a different hour, to go always to a different place, to eat at a different time, … Actually, it’s very unhealthy. Check out this funny (but very true) video how to live miserable life:

Of course, the stereotype is boring. Do different things differently. But there should be always something you can count on. At least one thing. Go to the bed always at the same time. Be at work always the same hours. Have some eating pattern. Wear the same clothes every day. Do things every day in the same order. Anything will do. Anything you don’t care much about. And enjoy the rest.

For example, I like a diversity of food so I haven’t been at the same restaurant for lunch for one whole month. But when I eat dinner at home, I have always (almost) the same thing. I don’t want to think about what to buy. Also, I go to work (at least I’m trying to) at the same time taking the same path. For me is also important to keep my sleep schedule. By the way, have you heard about Steve Jobs’s, Mark Zuckerberg’s or Barack Obama’s wardrobe? All of them wear the same clothes to cut off some decision so they have more time for more important ones.

I could go on with more and more examples. But why am I talking about it? Because sometimes I read Quora and I saw many times recommendation to do things differently. From taking a different path to work to go to the bed at a different time. Because it can make you better. Well, it’s good, it will definitely sharpen your focus and everything. But you will be exhausted. That’s why my recommendation is to do it, but only with things you love the most.

In the end, there is a pattern everywhere. You cannot escape it. And it’s so beautiful. If nature is beautiful with patterns, why our life wouldn’t…

P.S.: I pick vacations randomly, few of my travels were very spontaneous. But… I flew to Hawaii with transit in San Francisco, year after that I went to SF. I flew to Dominican Republic with transit in New York, year after that I went to NYC. I went to Google I/O and I was excited about a new phone but I got Chromebook Pixel. I went to NYC and wanted to buy Chromebook Pixel 2 but I left with Pixel phone. :-)

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