This is the first sentence on Dendrolagus, which introduces the blog to the reader. The purpose of this site is primarily to organize my thoughts and communicate with my future self.

Why Dendrolagus?

Dendrolagus is the Latin name for tree kangaroo. If I could cast the expecto patronum charm, tree kangaroo would definitely be my patron.


Well, just take a look:


Kangaroos evolved to jump in the flatland of Australia. At most, you get wallabies adapted to a more rocky environment.

These poor creatures had to adapt to tree climbing in the rainforests of New Guinea.

I think we members of the species homo sapiens find ourselves in a similar situation:

Far from being the smartest possible biological species, we are probably better thought of as the stupidest possible biological species capable of starting a technological civilization—a niche we filled because we got there first, not because we are in any sense optimally adapted to it. — Nick Bostrom

My generation was thrown into an extremely confusing world, surrounded mostly by technological and institutional inventions.

I seem to be interested in how adapt to live a good life in this confusing world.

Hence, Dendrolagus.