Authenticity in social media and the question of “to share, or not to share?”
If I’m going to gain weight why can’t I choose where? I can see the headlines, “Man gains 6kg on his penis”. If this continues nothing will take me out … Continue Reading Please sir, can I have some more?
How do we survive our own instincts to be “helicopter parented” by our governments? By realising we are much more resilient than we believe.
It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who … Continue Reading Oh the humanity of it all!
I have just read an article on a woman who reported to the police that she had been been ‘burnt’ in a drug deal when she was sold baking powder … Continue Reading Yay for stupid!
Peering back into the archive from dating over the decades, it’s amazing how much I have changed. When I was young (and I will use the Star Wars metaphor here) … Continue Reading #StarWars – a true story
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused … Continue Reading Think on the happiness of this….
The lesson I have learnt from young children is: why be difficult when, with a little effort, you can be impossible.
#Day3 of Khalid Shawwa and my self-imposed isolation. I have decided to return to Facebook while the Corona curve ramps up and post (probably more inane, useless musings to join the turd … Continue Reading Pandemic Diaries #3
Nothing has prepared us for the onslaught of intimacy and rage that social media fires into our ape brains.
Telling stories is what we all do, but if you want to be heard you need to use a common language. Otherwise, we will all just keep on preaching to the choir.
Artistry is judged not just by merit, but much more fundamentally, by its ability to produce an audience. The corollary is that a story that is unnoticed, or perhaps untold, is doomed to be meaningless. Or is it?
In revealing who I was to myself, there was no place, or reason, to hide. Even now it is so powerful because in some weird inverse law the moment I firmly grasped the truth of it, I simply let it go.
We have painted our enemies with such wickedness and hatred that only their complete destruction is a valid outcome. This is why rioters burn their own schools, why Brexiters tear apart their own economy, why Bernie or Bust is even considered an option.
Rather than seeing us losing our reality to virtual worlds, we are given the mindfulness of a guru or yogi to see clearly that all forms of reality are just a form of story.
If you are wondering how Brexit happened, how Trump is happening, or any of the other bewilderingly hateful, rampantly ignorant ideologies that are swarming through the hearts and minds of whole nations on the planet. Well, we need to ask which wolf we’ve been feeding.