Doing the right thing is often difficult – it can fly in the face of society and even those you care about; it can be a lonely path. I’ve tried to do the right thing as often as I can, although I acknowledge I will have failed more than I know. There are times, like now, where I find myself wondering where the reward is. … Continue reading Reward and entitlement.
…to make you feel proud? Which really means that since sitting here pondering my lack of motivation, I’ve been on a detour through Spotify and the t’interwebs, taking in a bit of Heather Small. In response to an interview question, she replied: “I still have my days where I think ‘ooh, is it worth getting out of bed?’ and I think that sometimes you’re always … Continue reading What have you done today…
Well, if you listen to them, you might argue die Antwoord isn’t music – it’s not to everyone’s taste. Listening to them right now though, illustrates the power of activity to get the wheels moving again when things have got stuck. Battling depression, my brain can go into paralysing thought spirals that require interruption. For me, music and motion are the two best ways to … Continue reading Is music die Antwoord?
The right thing is usually a matter of perspective or opinion. It depends on societal norms as much as individual experience. A developed idea of the right thing, for anybody, requires reflection and a feeling for consequences. That’s not easy to pack in a time frame of now, now now. As a species we’ve advanced our science and understanding by working together, across boundaries, and … Continue reading The right thing.
In a rush to get things built, it’s tempting to overlook tomorrow and just get it done today. Move fast and break things; first mover advantage; now or never urgency – the pace of change is relentless and marketing ratchets up the immediacy with which we must act. Of course it’s important to get things done, and quickly, but it can’t be at the expense … Continue reading Build for tomorrow.
Dumbledore said something or other about keeping things light and while it’s not always as easy as flicking a switch, a good laugh can find you almost any time if you’re up for it. I was flicking around Google maps this afternoon and clicked on Drax power station as it looked pretty cool on the satellite view. Of course, there are mixed views on whether … Continue reading Funny. It might ambush you.
The thing about the items we treasure, I think, is that it shows the true value of them. Price isn’t so important when we reflect on how we feel about something – the memories bound up in even the smallest trinket can give it enormous meaning and worth. A pebble from a beach walk with a loved one might be priceless in their absence. Worth … Continue reading Little things make great memories