Tag: Culture

Validation: It’s Not a Cure For Insecurity

Over the last number of weeks, I’ve addressed a number of topics which I find myself considering quite often. We’ve talked about what it means to be productive, begrudgery, talking shit about people and being grateful for what we have. These aren’t topics that are unique to the modern world, but they may be more […]

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Death Anxiety and the Truth About Santa Claus

I had a couple of things in mind to write about today. I decided to go for the thing that gave me a good, long week of anxiety though. It gave me a full-fledged panic attack at one stage as well. It’s a vulnerability but I’ve always found that breaking down the source of anxiety […]

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Thanks For the Presence

There’s a certain comfort in the stillness of it. There’s a certain sanity to be found among all the madness. There’s an order that you might see in the chaos if you just allow it. You’ll find it difficult to see the path through if you allow yourself to only concentrate on the fire. What […]

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You Don’t Have To Be Productive

A black line appears then disappears, then appears and then disappears. Each appearance a taunt. Each vanishing act a prelude to the mockery. Are you blanking? Are you blanking? Yes, you are. Not much to say now that there’s not much to be said. The black line flickers on and I sit there without any […]

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Stay at Home, you Gowl

If you went to the pub last night, you’re a gowl. If you go to the pub from here on in, you’re a gowl. If you went to the pub on Friday or Thursday, you’re a gowl. I went to the pub on Friday night for a few pints. I left early on. I was […]

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I’m Not Sure Who Needs to Hear This But…

I’m not sure who needs to hear this but going out drinking every weekend doesn’t correlate well with success. Watching Netflix for hours on end doesn’t align with the effort needed to attain your goal. To achieve a worthwhile goal takes endless hours of toil, dedication and sacrifice. Every time you decide to get shit-faced, […]

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