Life Lessons Learned
Life Lessons Learned

Life Lessons Learned

A collection of essays and #TorumDiary posts on lifestyle, self-improvement, and philosophy.


The Writing on the Great Wall: Much ado about China

18 Sep 2023 15 minute read 2 comments Tigerius von TORUM

China recently released its 7nm microchip, courtesy of the Chinese SMIC corporation and the Western world fell apart in despair. The global hegemon and vassals are still reeling in disbelief, aghast at how quickly Huawei recovered and became poised t...

The Five Dry Apes

15 Sep 2023 11 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

A Friend on Torum asked: "Do you prefer to use the terms sex or gender when referring to men and women and everything in between? Or in which situations do you use which term and why is that? Do other animals have genders too? Maybe they don't becaus...

The Oh-MEGA Cometh: How AI ends the world (Part 2)

6 Sep 2023 7 minute read 2 comments Tigerius von TORUM

Stage 2: Game over In Part 1 of this article, we established that in an insatiable bid to maximise profits, corporations are bound to lay off most human workers in favour of robots that require no rest or pay. The corporations will then proceed to ab...

The Oh-MEGA Cometh: How AI ends the world (Part 1)

3 Sep 2023 4 minute read 2 comments Tigerius von TORUM

Earlier this week I was chatting about the inevitable advent of AI and the clear dangers it poses with friends on Torum (https://www.torum.com/post/64f10c2eb92110189741fa7b). Many people cannot fathom AI breaking loose from human control and instinct...

Film review/recommendation: NOBODY (an entry into Torum's #HumpDayAndChill event)

10 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

This is one vigilante film everyone should check out. Y’all know The Equaliser and John Wick, so I won’t go there. Another one of my favourite films is NOBODY. It's easy to believe that apparently, this film shares a screenwriter and a director with...

The Unbroken Genius of Breaking Bad

19 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

WOOHOO! Finally, last month, I’ve enjoyed binge-watching the powerful Breaking Bad saga, after a decade of no-see. And I am glad that I've waited this long. When I first saw it, I was relatively new to writing and had never attempted to create an int...

Mr Namibia: Flexing Freedom

18 Mar 2023 11 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

I never realised what a certified badass the Namibian President, Hage Geingob is! This is what standing up to The Man looks like. Watch him slice and dice to size the former President of the German Parliament and Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Stift...

Appreciating the genius of The MATRIX saga (#TorumDiary 3)--by Tigerius von TORUM

12 Jan 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

I reviewed the premise of The Matrix, for this week's #HumpDayAndChill event, which is run by the talented Torum Artist @nekodiego. Neko-girl put several actors' names up for a Community vote and Keanu Reeves was picked by the majority of Landers, as...

How to STICK with your New Year Resolutions? (#TorumDiary 1)

2 Jan 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Tigerius von TORUM

At the dawn of the New Year, it is tempting to rattle off a few feel-good #NYRs (New Year Resolutions), on a quest to signal to the world the commencement of a new cycle of self-improvement… But let’s face it: most NYRs ultimately, amount to nothing....