time you enjoy wasting is still a waste of time • life

“Time you enjoy wasting is not a waste of time”?! Bullshit!

If you spend hours watching shows on Netflix instead of doing your school work, you are definitely wasting time, my friends – no matter how much you enjoy that show.

I think we shouldn’t look at the whole situation from that purely hedonistic perspective. Hedonistic here means only doing what you enjoy and avoiding what doesn’t bring you joy.
Instead, try taking the Epicurean perspective. Yes, capital “E”, because I’m not talking about being libertine, gluttonous or what not – that would be hedonistic, in the philosophical understanding. Now, in common knowledge, Epicur’s philosophy teaches exactly that: hedonism. Truth is, though, Epicur taught something different. He believed that we indeed strive for the things that bring us joy. Aside from the fact that “joy” for him meant a certain state of calmness (ataraxia), he on the other hand believed that sometimes, we do have to do things that cause us pain in order to achieve greater things that bring us even greater joy.
Back to my example: Yes, maybe watching that show on Netflix brings me joy right now. Studying, however, causes me pain right now, but will bring be even more joy once I’ve finished/I receive a good grade on my test/graduate and get my dream job.

FOOD | sandwich in a jar

How do Hipsters eat their sandwich? In a jar, of course.
Today I am going to show you how to make such a fancy lunch. Hashtag hipster, you know.

First of all, why should you eat your sandwich out of a jar?

I think it’s just really convenient because a jar takes up less space in your bag. Also, if you bring your sandwich along with you like this, you can eat it with a fork and don’t have to get your hands dirty. (Plus, you only need one hand, which can be helpful in a lecture or whatsoever.)
In this case, you can ignore the people staring at your jar or asking stupid questions. 😉

Now, let’s start by gathering everything we need:

a jar (I used a Mason Jar, get them here)
bread (I like whole wheat)
a wedge of cheese
prosciutto
a knife, probabs a plate

total time ~5 mins

(You could totally try veggies or tofu instead cheese and ham!)

Cut all the ingredients into bite-sized pieces.

All you have to do now is layer your little pieces of food in the jar.
I started with bread, then cheese, and finally prosciutto. If you like some butter on your sandwich, you can totally butter the pieces of bread before putting them in the jar. My bread, however, was really soft and moist so I didn’t need any butter.

Once the jar is full, put the lid on it and you are ready to go! Also, don’t forget to bring some cutlery. 😉

Are you ready to take your sandwich to a new level? If you try this, tag me or use the hashtag #diyrona (on pretty much every social media page), so I can see all the hipster food! x