I don’t aim to polarise when I write. My intention is not to inflame passions or raise anger. I might shine a light on some social disturbance or other occasionally, but I like to add perspective, some balance when I do. Most of the time, anyway. At least that’s what I think I do. Regardless, […]
Welcome to The Daily Article archive. Here’s where you’ll find previous issues of The Daily Article where I share my thoughts on life, work and the pursuit of happiness. Topics I regularly write on include the psychology of creativity and human behaviour, the nature of work, small business and society & culture. If you enjoy Sunday Letters you’ll enjoy these short daily writings.
I have come to the tentative conclusion, as I sit here this evening in my quiet illusion, that the more real I am to myself, the more ambitious I am, the greater my need to fulfil, and the faster I need to move to fulfil it. It’s full on, full speed. My reality seems wafer […]
It’s interesting. The old saying “too much of a good thing” is prominent for me at the moment. From the extra condition that sits around my waistline, to the over-enthusiastic tendency towards political correctness, and the cultural upheaval the US, collapse from the peak of excess seems to be an unavoidable condition of the human […]
Boring is somber, unexciting, unremarkable, and yet it’s the opposite of these things. This is daily work. There’s nothing here that stands out from the backdrop of everyday life. Perfection. This is water on stone, the ever persistent artist in their art, their craft, their daily work. The street sweeper, the accountant, the plumber, the […]
“Go with the flow” is an invitation to jump in. That doesn’t mean the flow will be enjoyable–often it’s not. However, the invitation is always there. It’s momentum, and momentum seems to have direction in time and space, but this only appears so through linear analysis. Momentum is everywhere and always present, even when things […]
What is randomness? Would you say luck or chance are the same thing? Do you believe that the universe in which you live, or as some philosophers suggest, that you are, is random? I don’t buy into the concept. Randomness is an cheap explanation for that which we do not yet understand. Before I offer […]
A couple of years ago I wrote, kill your fucking heroes. It was an invitation to sever ties with the fictional characters to whom we have assigned reverence. These fictions come in all forms; religions, governments, corporations, business leaders, sports people, cultural celebrities, gurus, and so on. They are not the people and authorities we […]