Hi, I'm Alex Antoszek. He/Him.
This is my blog. I used to write here every day. I did so for 683 days without missing a beat. These days I'm still writing every day, but publishing a few times a month. Here's the archive, and collections.
A bit about me
I'm a creator, thinker, maker, student, teacher. I assume I don't know anything, but I do ask questions annoyingly often. Currently spending most of my time as a full-time student.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm based in Krakow, Poland. I love this place. It's not perfect. But it's mine.
By most measures, I am young. In the first 1/3 of my (presumed) lifespan. That's why I'm spending most of my time learning. My default position is that I don't know anything. It makes things much easier than assuming that I do know. Harder to burn yourself and live on false presumptions. Hoping this learning-first mindset will stay for the rest of my life.
Interested in philosophy, psychology, writing, education, art, environmentalism, art history, urban planning, systems design, film-making, effective altruism.
I care about my people. Don't know who I necessarily mean by my people. But I know that I care about them deeply. I am willing to give everything to them, serve them, help them. By all means I am here on this planet for others, not for myself. In some sense, all people are my people.
I'm a minimalist. I don't like having things. I try to own as few as possible. All the stuff I need to function would fit in a suitcase. I like owning few, but high-quality and well-purposed things. I just enjoy them more.
Okay, there are two exceptions: designer socks and books. Ha.
Minimalism for me is not just about things; it's about everything and everyone I interact with. I try to have less; things, connections, interactions, experiences. But each one to be deeper and more focused.
For a long time I thought I was an extrovert. Then I thought I was a total introvert.
Now I understand that I need, appreciate and care about people. And I truly enjoy spending time with them. But my batteries drain out pretty quickly.
Please don't be disappointed when I say no to social engagements; I'll be sure to get back to you once I'm ready.
I don't want to be famous. Any fame that I may ever amass will only be a byproduct of my work, not a goal or a value. I don't care about viral growth and having thousands of followers.
My email: hello [at] antoszek.me
Have a great day fellow Internet traveler!