How to Live a Purposeful Life While the World Goes Down the Toilet

The importance of being kind in a world full of idiots In this technological age, we’ve never had so much access to news, pictures of peoples dinners and cat videos. However, our leaders are idiots. And the world is full of chaos. The Internet gives us a front-row seat to view the car-crash-reality TV show … Continue reading How to Live a Purposeful Life While the World Goes Down the Toilet

The Importance of Gratefulness

How grateful living can change the world The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word grateful as follows: “Feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.” Gratefulness is an abstract noun formed by adding the suffix -ness to grateful. Simple as. But how is gratefulness important in our lives? The world’s entire population could not be … Continue reading The Importance of Gratefulness

When Life is Hard You Have to Change

Addiction and change Life can most definitely be hard at times. Life can be cruel, twisted and merciless. Equally, life can be breathtaking and wonderful. So what prompted me to reflect on such aspects of life? I have just been listening to Blind Melon’s self-titled debut album released in 1992. It was track six, Change that resonated with me … Continue reading When Life is Hard You Have to Change

The Funny Side of Being a Vulnerable Writer

How 26 letters helped save my life In 2016 my world turned upside down. What ensued was something akin to a very dark comedy. And I was the hapless, down-on-his-luck lead character. As anyone will know that has gone through an acrimonious divorce, it’s about as pleasant as having an enema, while the whole procedure … Continue reading The Funny Side of Being a Vulnerable Writer

Is Delayed Gratification Really That Important?

Delayed gratification refers to an individual’s potential and capability of delaying something pleasurable now. This is in order to obtain something much more rewarding or pleasurable at a later time. Walter Mischel undertook a series of studies now referred to as the Stanford marshmallow experiments in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The subjects of … Continue reading Is Delayed Gratification Really That Important?