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BBC World Service – Your World, No Greater Love

Remembering heroism of an ordinary kind is powerful testimonial to everyday life. I found this podcast a powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the complex risks of the everyday and tells the story of the ” Memorial of Heroic Self Sacrifice: Leigh Pitt was an ordinary man. One summer evening in June 2007, he […]

9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901 | Brain Pickings

I found these inspirational and life affirming: Men and women succeed because they take pains to succeed. Industry and patience are almost genius; and successful people are often more distinguished for resolution and perseverance than for unusual gifts. They make determination and unity of purpose supply the place of ability. Success is the reward of […]

How to Live with Introverts by =SVeidt on deviantART

How to Live with Introverts by =SVeidt on deviantART.

Want Coffee, May Cut You

Armchair Lust & Desire

I’m middleaged, middle class male with long term first wife, daughters, and certain distinguished air. As I walk the furniture shops, I find that I no longer look longingly at bean bags and sofas. No, the inner man now looks longingly at the Reclining Armchair. I’m sure my father is laughing at me now. But, […]

That Setting Yourself Goals is Practising Failure

I feel that setting goals & achieving them is to practice failure. Goals set stops signs on your progress through life. You might achieve a goal and then fail to continue. If you set a goal, only to set another one, you are practicing failure to sustain effort over time. It’s the quality of your […]

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Zero – YouTube

Liked this. Odd, but moving. “Creating something from nothing”.

TED: Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts

I could weep for an education that would have let me take time for study, learning, creativity and meditation. Something like 40-50% of people are introverts – being loud and wanting to have meetings doesn’t make you smart, or clever, or right. It just makes you loud and someone who likes to have meetings.   […]

People are taking the piss out of you everyday…. — Banksy

People are taking the piss out of you everyday…. — Banksy “People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re […]