Living in the Moment Take the unexpected track, it's unexpected even to you. Do something different, do something new. Maybe it works out, maybe it won't. it's your choice if you try though, and yours if you don't. Maybe you shouldn't, maybe you should. Try every day though, know that you could. Enjoy what comes … Continue reading Poem & Book Review: “When Breath Becomes Air”
It's 2020. I've trashed almost all my old drafts. I'm not the same person I used to be, but no-one is. My old self wouldn't recognise me, but I don't recognise her, because I'm different now. My future self will also be a stranger. She'll be more, and different. Each day we get more damaged, … Continue reading Transcendentalism Eco-Inspo
I started this week thinking how much I want to punch rich people in the face. I know, I know, that's not kind behaviour. It's angry and ugly. It's peak "tolerant left". Forgive me, okay? I'd just spent half an hour listening to a colleague talk about her fancy new car, her gorgeous holiday, and … Continue reading Confession: My Best Self Doesn’t Want to Eat The Rich
It's easy to feel like obscurity makes effort meaningless. But do we have to see it that way, and isn't there maybe a more positive way to look at this, which is more motivational and productive? Instead of being a failing, it's pre-success. There's nothing to lose by being nobody and trying your best, or … Continue reading Take Risks, Relax, and Grow Because You’re No One Special Yet
The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better
Autism labels are controversial. The "high functioning" label leads to ignoring people's difficulties, and the "low functioning" label has been used to devalue people's abilities. Many people grew up unaware of autism, aware that they were "weird" and "different", and are only just now discovering that they are autistic. The diagnosis comes with grief, and … Continue reading “High” vs “Low” Functioning is Outdated; Here’s My Replacement.
Aren't we all just individuals, trying their best, trying not to hurt anyone but accepting some violence as necessary? Doesn't that fit both the left and the right? The biggest lie politicians and the internet tells us is that any of the issues are simple. In the UK right now, Brexit is a daily example … Continue reading We can Do More Than Punching Nazis
Adverts making the news is weird. It's backwards, yet somehow we're still interested enough to read about it and have an opinion about it. So what's the deal with the New Churchill? Are the ad bosses "snowflakes"? Has the world gone mad? And why is an advert headline news? 1. The advert is headline news because … Continue reading 5 Reasons The Media Should Be On Blast for Churchill Advert “News”
I don’t feel like I pick battles anymore. Am I even a SJW anymore? As time goes on, my life becomes more full and less rhetorical. I’m as committed to my values as ever - freedom, equality, diversity. I argue less. I “know” less answers, but hold the answers I do have more strongly. I ruminate … Continue reading Ever been called an SJW? Read this.
Bonus Poem: I was reading different articles about Greta Thunberg, and the startling difference in opinion towards her, like Britain's democracy crisis, inspired me to write this: "The Greta Thunberg Divide" Disillusionment and crisis. Mocking and idolising. The people and the parliament. (and the People stuck in the middle.) Confusion and clarity. Capitalism and charity. … Continue reading “The Greta Thunberg Divide” – Bonus Poem