I have lived most of my adult life with the persistent notion that what I do daily must be productive, contain value for other people, and lead to eventual commercial success. In this there must be recognition from others, and, of course, an exchange of legal tender, otherwise it’s hardly worth doing.
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius is said to have penned Meditations during his time amongst the Quadi people on the banks of the River Danube. Their lands bordered the Roman Empire and Bohemia. Scholars consider his philosophical reflections historically and culturally significant even today, over 1800 years after they were written. Aurelius was born in Rome […]
I received an email the other day that promised me “success hacks”, shortcuts, quick fixes to the realisation of my dreams. “Ooh, wonderful!” I said. “Finally, the solution I’ve been looking for. God knows I’ve tried so many”. “Maybe this one will work”. Or maybe not.
Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to feel good. It’s the driving force behind everything anyone ever does in the world, period. Some of us get so caught up in things we don’t like, that we end up seeking happiness in the wrong places. Alcohol, drugs, cheap sex, speeding cars, fighting, confrontation. The problem […]