We’ve just come out of the mass production age. For a couple of centuries, we’ve been sold the idea of mass. Of normal. Of process. Not surprisingly it spilled over from factories into every part of our lives. We were told to produce lots of “a thing”, then aggressively sell it, rather than make what […]
It’s less than 10 days until December 31st. The end of the old year and the preamble to the new one. A time when, traditionally, we make vows and resolutions to be “new” us in the next 12 months. You know the drill: lose weight, stop smoking/drinking, eat less junk food, work out more. All […]
People are hungry creatures by nature. Hungry to be liked; hungry to be loved; hungry to be respected; hungry to be successful. That’s good. Without hunger, we have no drive. Without drive, we have no goals. Without goals, we have no yardstick to base our success on. And so the circle comes back around. The problem […]
Earlier this year, we saw the tragic news that a silverback gorilla named Harambe had to be shot dead when a toddler fell into the gorilla’s enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo and was dragged by Harambe around the enclosure. Officials at the zoo made the heartbreaking decision to shoot Harambe, noting their belief that the boy […]
Over on Facebook, my friend Josh Wilner lamented about this year’s US Presidential race, and the divide it’s caused because of the rhetoric being used as propaganda by certain party “leaders”. Josh’s biggest concern, if you like, was summed up with these words:
So you’re on a couple of thousand Twitter lists. So you write for on online social media news portal. So you got a couple of hundred Likes for your latest blog post. So what? In the grand scheme of things, you’re not that big a deal.