“To take, or not to take”: Where Superstition Trumps Logic?
Why would a rational being not take a stone from an island full of stones?
The Virtues of Boredom: An Interview (The Atlantic)
A reflective interview with Mary Mann about the virtues of boredom
In one of the latest and more enjoyable Facebook chain-statuses, I was asked which ten books have stayed with or touched me in some ways. Having spent a surprisingly large amount of time reflecting on and spelling out the significance of each book to my life thus far, I thought: why not share them here as well? So…
Labels: Useful Heuristics or Dangerous Stereotypes?
They say love blinds and power corrupts. Well, I’m starting to think morality is pretty good at both. When I was depressed in early 2013, I began attending weekly CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions in the hope that it would make me better. During one of these sessions, the therapist (counsellor? psychiatrist? I never quite…
My friend took this on her first trip to Barcelona. And looking at it takes me right back to my first (and only) trip there. Such a beautiful, interesting place. I do miss it…
What’s Wrong with Being Selfish?
I am writing this at 3pm, having slept a meagre 3 hours after a night of trying futilely to fall asleep. I am tired and my head throbs. But I want to write. This is my first post in a little over three weeks. I have been busy writing my essay (which by now is…
The Beginning of the Universe (TED-Ed)
For the curious-minded, Tom Whyntie on the beginning of the universe: Go here for the full ‘lesson’. And here for more from Whyntie. And because I feel guilty for not indicating the source of this interesting video, here. (You really shouldn’t be surprised.)
A Year in Paris: Part One
2007 I was 17 when I first saw Paris. I don’t remember what my first impression was. I remember arriving at Charles de Gaulle and thinking the airport signs were all yellow, which I wasn’t used to. Or maybe it was just that there were a lot of signs, all of which happened to be yellow.…