You could say I might be a tad egotistical for fixating on this eponymous day rather than starting off by talking about Lent as a whole, but cut me some slack. Ash Wednesday is practically a second birthday to me, I’ve already had people wishing me (seriously). And as fun as Pancake Day was yesterdayContinue reading “forty days.”
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stamps of sugihara
In times of extreme geo-political conflict, the law of the jungle naturally promotes an ‘every man for himself’ kind of attitude, as a core way of self-preservation. Of course, there is the occasional individual sacrifice and collective war effort to be seen, but there is also much tribalism, the protection of one’s own interests vehementlyContinue reading “stamps of sugihara”
the intolerance algorithm.
After my last post where I highlighted the needless negativity that has gone from creeping to dominating social media platforms, it got me thinking why this was the case. At first it seemed like a pretty straightforward answer, with the combination of dearly held beliefs, anonymity and mob mentality seeming like the perfect unholy trinityContinue reading “the intolerance algorithm.”
For all the clicking that Black Mirror’s ‘Bandersnatch’ has us frantically doing in trying to choose the right choice from a series of scenarios, one choice that I definitely know is the right one is Will Poulter’s in quitting Twitter for the foreseeable future, in order to to focus on his mental health. He playedContinue reading “needless negativity.”
Rightly or wrongly, I’ve always perceived cliques negatively, whether that be the social-climbing, individuality-forsaking aspects of an exclusive group or the stereotypical Mean Girls-esque elements of looking down on anyone else that doesn’t quite fit into whatever worldview that is exhibited by such a group. Either way, I’ve previously felt that having a small circleContinue reading “small circles.”
Being more productive in a new year is, in general, a positive thing to do. My mum has always reiterated that within Sri Lankan culture, the 1st of January signifies an auspicious day, where you set off on the best foot forward being hard-working and dedicated, as you mean to go on through the year.Continue reading “86,400.”
As rewarding as it is to celebrate victories, no matter how big or small the win, it is easy and something of a comfort to dwell on them too long because you end up standing still. Success is often thought of as a finality, which has given rise to the common goal analogies that ifContinue reading “flamingo trap.”
looking back to the future.
New Years’ Resolutions are a great annual feature that help us realign our aspiration and to sharply focus ambition as a way to springboard ourselves into a new year brimming with optimism and the success we all hope for in our lives. The possibility of what an entirely new, spotless slate can hold fills usContinue reading “looking back to the future.”
As if there is not enough on the already overcrowded plate of medical professionals. Besides having to endure staff shortages and inhumane working hours, a recent BMA survey showed that about one in five doctors were subject to bullying or harassment last year. One in five. Honestly, bullying the stewards of arguably the most nobleContinue reading “choose respect.”
It’s not always that you watch people your age filming their more lavish lives, and you end up delving into the deep recesses of your own mind. I’ve been catching up with Shane Dawson’s new docu-series which focuses on Jake Paul, the 21 year old YouTuber from Ohio who’s had a hugely successful, yet controversialContinue reading “sociopathic tendencies.”
conquered the moon.
The relationship between space and the supernatural is a very human thing. To look beyond, gaze into the black, to try and understand what lies beyond our lithosphere. And it’s in my blood, really. My grandfather was a fanatic when it came to the fields of science and space, which he intertwined into his lifeContinue reading “conquered the moon.”
the driver’s seat.
Drive. A peculiar phrase coined to define a sort of mindset that distinguishes between those who can respectably achieve moderate success and those who have that extra yard to reach the pinnacle in their respective fields. Its meaning permeates most walks of life. It’s often the case in professional sport, for example, where plenty ofContinue reading “the driver’s seat.”
sardines and washing feet.
The idea of tradition is something that has fascinated me simply because of its questionable application in what I see around me. It must be a truly humbling experience to visit wondrous, ancient beauties of our natural world, where tourists are said to have been reduced to stunned silence when gazing into the various abyssesContinue reading “sardines and washing feet.”