I don’t do pandering. I only do very limited, strategically placed sympathy. I don’t believe in comforting or familiar lies when a back-hand with a steel glove full of raw truth is available. Why? Because no change happens until you face yourself. No progress happens until you take responsibility for where you are and your … More Things I Don’t Believe.
Let me tell you about the people I love. Those with an identity. Those who are solid, not transparent, not piece-meal, not a collection of white-noise in the shape of who they think they should emulate. I don’t just want to see your atoms; I want to know why they choose to hang out together all the time. … More Those Whom I Love.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Scrumpy-Hands, it’s an Antipodean drinking game where two family-size bottles of budget cider are masking-taped to your hands and no-one will cut them off until they’re empty, meaning you have to consume the lot before you can ‘break the seal’ (go to the toilet). I thought of … More Don’t Drop the Ball – Self-Worth via ‘Scrumpy Hands’.
Shopping is part of our life, and I am absolutely not advocating giving it up. But ‘mindless’ shopping (the kind where you go to the mall or the supermarket out of habit or for entertainment, rather than genuine need) is the thief of life, in more ways than one. Dramatic I know, but hear me out. ‘He … More Purposeful or Pointless: Why ‘Mindless Shopping’ is the Thief of Joy
You can’t buy happiness. We’ve all been told that before. Happiness has no price tag, it’s not on the shelf at your local market, you really can’t order it online. That’s good news to all the people like me living paycheck to paycheck. We don’t have to find extra money somewhere to attain happiness. It’s … More Does Happiness Have a Price?
I started my adulthood the ‘right’ way. I travelled a bit, and worked until I could afford to put myself through university. I completed my degree in 4yrs, whilst working full time throughout. (I don’t recommend that.) I purchased a house. I moved for better work and the house became a rental. I moved for … More ‘We don’t buy things with money; we buy them with hours of our lives.’