My nagging ration system: Nagging works like currency. If you nag your kids too often, the effect of each nagging diminishes. So, you end up nagging louder every time. (If you print too much money, the general price level goes up in the economy, because the value of each dollar goes down.) So you need to control the supply of nagging like a central bank. You make a note of how many times you nagged your kids in a day and pace yourself to use only a fixed number of nagging, like say, 10 times a day. If your kid does something annoying, like leaving the refrigerator door open, and if you’ve already used up your daily ration of nagging, you just have to take care of it yourself, because nagging more would trigger a downward spiral of inflation. Overall, you will be less effective at managing your kid’s behavior.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been obsessed with logically understanding the world around me. Until I find a satisfactory explanation for why something is the way it is, I can’t sleep well at night. Ultimately this is all driven by fear. Whatever explanation I come up with is a temporary measure to calm myself down, that is, it’s a fictional tale. In my view, one can appreciate the true value of theory only if one realizes its fundamentally fictional nature. As with anything fictional, there is art to telling a theory. That is what I strive to do on this website.
This does not mean that everything presented on this website is completely made up. They are based on what we all perceive as “facts” and “truths”. The only difference is that I accept these “facts” and “truths” to be fundamentally indeterminate, which allows me to enjoy theories as a form of art or even entertainment.
I do not have any predetermined schedule for publishing new materials on this site. I write whenever I feel compelled to, and I write about things that most people around me do not find interesting. The Web is a perfect place to share them, because there is always someone somewhere in this world who is thinking about the same things I am.
If you are one of these people, and if you have something you want to share on this site, please email it to me.
About me: My name is Dyske Suematsu. I was born in Japan and moved to the United States when I was 16. I studied fine arts at School of Visual Arts in New York City, and have worked in a variety of industries including banking, film/video production, broadcast design, and website development. I’m now a co-founder of a startup, Cliqk, based in New York City. I’m the creator of AllLookSame.com where you can test your ability to distinguish Chinese, Japanese, and Korean faces. I’m also the creator of PainInTheEnglish.com where you can debate about the grey areas of English language.