Speculation on Solitude and Love

Solitude is a beautiful thing. Time to oneself for reflection and space is, in my opinion, a pleasure too readily overlooked by many. It is not inextricably linked to loneliness because we can be in the greatest of company alone and yet at times find ourselves loneliest in the company of others. The world is … Continue reading Speculation on Solitude and Love

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The Existentialist (?) Goat

I dream of the day, that I wake up from this daze There’s a purpose I know it, I just can’t help but feel lazy Pained by opportunities and attracted by a light That only ever turns out to be, a candle in the night It’s the backdrop of nothing that really scares us the … Continue reading The Existentialist (?) Goat

The Homeless on Happiness – Pt 4 – Howell

I’ve just had a very interesting conversation with Howell.   He believes that we’re not all able to achieve happiness to the same degree because “we’re not all mentally wired for it”. He told me that our understandings are so warped by society’s collective expectations that we, as individuals, lose sight of what is important to … Continue reading The Homeless on Happiness – Pt 4 – Howell

WORK – Altruism, wealth and happiness?…

Work; we all have to do it - with the exception of an apparently fortunate few who exist on the foundations of hereditary wealth. These people still survive and enjoy themselves upon the fact that someone has worked in the past in order to provide the means not only for themselves, but also for future generations. … Continue reading WORK – Altruism, wealth and happiness?…

Ambition – Thoughts on attempting to row an Ocean and other things…

Ambition for me boils down to desire; the desire to achieve something. It’s something I’ve given plenty of consideration to recently. Around two years ago I signed up to row across the Atlantic Ocean with my Dad, my Uncle and a crew of eight other men. The process from the point of signing up, to the point of … Continue reading Ambition – Thoughts on attempting to row an Ocean and other things…

The Homeless on Happiness – Pt 2 – Jack

I feel extremely fortunate to have met Jack; one of the most open and charismatic people I have ever come across. Jack has attempted suicide three times, at least one of which he blames on anti-depressants. “SSRIs in particular” he says “send me from the most extreme highs to being completely and utterly suicidal”. I asked him … Continue reading The Homeless on Happiness – Pt 2 – Jack