About Hanz

No Meat Athlete, Ultra-runner and part time Buddhist located in Hamburg, Germany. Do not expect big articles or in-depth discussions since your looking into my digital scrapbook.

Business as usual

The Cambridge Analytica scandal isn’t a scandal: this is how Facebook works

Three key parts of Facebook’s model come into play: gathering data from people in order to profile them, designing systems that allow that data to be used to target people, then allowing third parties to use the data and those targeting systems for their own purposes


“All experience is controlled hallucination. You experience, in some sense, the world that you expect to experience.” Andy Clark

A pillar of fire


“the earth is everyday overspread with the veil of night for the same reason as the cages of birds are darkened, namely, that we may the more readily apprehend the higher harmonies of thought in the hush and quiet of darkness. Thoughts which day turns into smoke and mist stand about us in the night as light and flames; even as the column which fluctuates above the crater of Vesuvius in the daytime appears a pillar of cloud, but by night a pillar of fire.” – Richter

Running made me free



Running made me free. It rid me of concern for the opinion of others. Dispensed me from rules and regulations imposed from outside. Running let me start from scratch. It stripped off those layers of programmed activity and thinking. Developed new priorities about eating and sleeping and what to do with leisure time. Running changed my attitude about work and play. About whom I really liked and who really liked me. Running let me see my twenty-hour-hour day in a new light and my life style from a different point of view, from the inside instead of out.

Endurance Running: A Socio-Cultural Examination edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison

The easy live…

The best way to get anything, from love and affection to money and fame, is to not need it in the first place. The less you give a fuck, the easier life gets.