An Easy Life?

Lottery Winner! He sits on the balcony surveying his domain. He takes a sip from his glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As the sweetness of the wine touches his throat, he thinks about how shitty life was for him, before winning the lottery. Earlier he’d been watching the Cycling Road World Championship in Austria, feeling dumbfounded. Six [...]

Working Class Clever

There are numerous examples of working class clever. It’s the romantic rags to riches story. Be it comedians or businessmen, we're able to hear or read all about desires for change. We're often told stories of poverty and hardship. How suffering and pain in their past acted as the driving force behind their current success. [...]

Reaching for Ideals

Ideal: noun a conception of something in its perfection. a standard of perfection or excellence. a person or thing conceived as embodying such a conception, or conforming to such a standard, and taken as a model for imitation. Should we seek the ideal? Is being an idealist different to being a perfectionist? The English dictionary [...]

Teach Me Passion – Award Me A Beautiful Life

“Prompted by an earlier conversation I feel it’s time to talk about passion once again” How would a Buddhist describe his beautiful life? A Buddhist would no doubt go into talking about Buddhist philosophies and beliefs. He would assert that beauty is found through following his beliefs and philosophies. The Buddhists believe they have the [...]