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Imagine looking at this year, 2020 in 10- or 20-years’ time. What will the history books say or Wikipedia? Who will the victors be and what will their version of history be? The world we live in seems very divided. We are facing challenging times at the moment and there is no clear narrative. There [...]

Dunning–Kruger Effect

In 2009 I needed to use up annual leave before the end of the financial year. I booked two weeks off and two weeks before my holiday I booked a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. The night before I flew out, I booked three nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Bangkok. It was all very last [...]

Renegades!

Sadly, earlier this year my grandfather passed away. While it wasn’t unexpected, it was still a surprise and an upsetting time. To prepare for his funeral, my mother and I were sorting out photos of him. It was a very healing experience and we had some amazing photos. One of my favourites is the featured [...]

No One Likes to Be Wrong

We all have a unique point of view and these points of view differ greatly from person to person. If our perspective differs greatly to someone else’s it can be extremely divisive. Humanities history is plagued with conflict. All this conflict is caused by different ideologies. Two of the main ideologies that cause so much [...]

One Click Away

In the 20th century there were two sexual revolutions brought about by technological advances. The first was the creation of the combined oral contraceptive pill. This enabled people to have sex without fear of pregnancy. Never before had sexual activity been so divorced from reproduction. The second revolution was the invention of the Videocassette recorder [...]

At the Moment of Commitment….

We all have dreams and aspirations. While our dreams are all vastly different, they are all very similar. We all want to excel and shine in what we feel inspired to do. How many of us follow our dreams? Who chooses to shine once inspiration takes hold? It can be far too easy, rather than [...]

Temper Temper!

If someone is said to lose their temper, it normally refers to someone getting angry. The word, temper means- Noun person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm. the degree of hardness and elasticity in steel or other metal. Verb improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) [...]

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility This quote has many possible origins but is most famous for being said by Uncle Ben in the Spiderman films. Very rarely is someone gifted great power without having first taken great responsibility. In these posts rather than focusing on power, I focus on empowerment. To achieve empowerment we [...]

Focused to a Point

Different species of animal see in very different ways. As a general rule animals that hunt have eyes that face forward and animals that are prey have their eyes to the side to enable better peripheral view. Cows have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision. They are also able to see colours except red. The [...]

Right or Happy?

Humanity's history is littered with atrocities. People can very horrible to each other. When people believe that they are right and have the moral high ground there is the potential for horrible acts. Wars are carried out as each side believes that they are right and justified in their actions. This is the same in [...]