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purpose

The Curve Of Life

There’s a moment in The Wonderful Visit where the main protagonist explains to the visiting angel the course of a person’s life.  The angel, coming from a place akin to heaven, doesn’t suffer from death, and doesn’t understand toil or pain or labour or taxes or culture or society.  Basically, he’s from an idealized place where …

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Short Term Thinkers

There’s an irony in the sense that I am very much an advocate of living in the moment, while being a big time critic of short term thinking. It’s hard not to acknowledge the damage short term thinking can cause.  I think most people are familiar with the havoc instant gratification can bring.  Everything from …

culture

Haters (Really That Bad?)

So, nobody likes “haters”. I see it all the time.  People get successful, there’s schadenfreude and people start criticizing for the sake of criticizing. Or do they? It’s just as often that someone puts out work that is of lower quality or poor message, or demonstrates poor behaviour, then when they’re called on it, they …

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Depression

I have suffered a great deal from depression.  At times, I’ve let it define me.  I’ve tied it to specific events or people or jobs.  I’ve blamed a thousand people for it, a million, hell, the entire world at times. It’s a depressing place, isn’t it? The fact of the matter is that it happens. …

purpose

Not Up For It Today

In order to avoid whining and putting up blow-off posts, I try to pick from a list of ideas that have occurred to me as the days have gone by. Thoughts that came up during reading, or weird interactions or just random things that popped into my head one time.  I’m trying to capture it …

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Purpose

I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose lately, and this morning in particular. A lot of personal development gurus talk about purpose as though it’s a job, a vocation or a hobby that one must discover in order to reveal their inner self through a “true calling”. I think that’s a bit of a myth. …