Our instinctive and insatiable drive to experience new things, to visit unexplored places and to make sense of the unknown has built our world in the shape that it is. Carl Sagan understood that we were “wanderers from the beginning”, obsessed to our core with the pursuit of new discoveries. Now, as our generations receive…
Live for today: life is meant to be lived to the fullest and we should do big and exciting things – or modest and nice things – as long as we’re happy today.
Live for tomorrow: everyone must pay their dues, good things come to those who put in the effort and are patient. The grass may appear greener on the other side but in reality, the grass is greenest where you water it.
Our relatively short lifespans and understanding of ‘time’ and ‘development’ as progress and moving forward, mean that we think we are smarter and wiser than our previous generations. It can be really difficult to consider how we could make the same mistakes as people in history but history ALWAYS repeats itself. To see this in…
Sometimes the best ideas don’t always win. Whether it’s at home, at work or with friends, trying to make people understand our point of view can be a real challenge. We fret over finding the perfect combination of words, but in reality, the trick to being an effective communicator is often less about what we…
As much of the world is settling into a more stripped-back lifestyle of home isolation, China is already back to work. For those of us that didn’t leave the country, we are now living in a new paradigm, the post-COVID world. Signs of this ‘new normal’ are all around us, some are obvious, some more subliminal, but all were deliberately constructed.
For the rest of the world still struggling to contain the spread of the virus, China provides a peek at the future; a future in which people genuinely appreciate small things like family, good health and the freedom to take a walk outside. It also provides a peek into a new world where the ‘powers that be’ are given even more control over the narrative, something we unwittingly allowed them to have.
Ever feel like you have no idea what you like to do, who you want to become, where your life is going and when you’re going to figure it all out? Same
Constant poor concentration feels like losing control, like you’re on autopilot drifting through time. Quite a scary feeling when you look back at weeks, months and years wondering where they went.
Living here we are constantly exposed to this story, everyone is talking about it and doing exactly as the government recommends: stay inside, frequently wash your hands and wear a face mask if you go outside.
Trying to do the impossible is exhausting, so why do constantly do things that make us so tired all the time? Some things in life just can’t be controlled.
People are averse to lectures on behaviour. You can’t teach anyone who is not willing to learn, just like you won’t learn from people you don’t like.