Are Nice Guys Still Coming Last?

Most of us have been labouring under a delusion – that being nice will get us ahead in the world. This delusion is all-pervasive. Even our fiction is full of it. The ‘great’ stories of our time are all about good versus evil with good usually triumphing. But, is the world really like this? Does…

I have always wanted to…

Having a bucket list seems to be in fashion in our day and age. A list of things we really want to do and have always wanted to do. The thing with buckets is that they look to be finite in size but they are limitless in their holding capacity. They hold our dreams and…

Those Tiny Annoyances

We’ve all been there; it’s been a long day, you can’t wait to have a shower, curl up with a book/ TV show and fall into blissful sleep. So, you step into the shower, find a good radio station and fiddle with the taps till you’ve got the water to the right temperature. And just…

To Credit or not to Credit

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been increasingly thinking about credit and people not getting their dues. If a person does something, a task, a job, a bit extra, shouldn’t they immediately be credited for it? Or should we all be thinking about the ‘big picture’? It’s been playing on my mind because I…

Fool to be Blind

There’s this great line (lie?) we’re told about one door opening when another closes. It’s meant to inspire hope and motivate us when we’re down. What we realise, unfortunately, when we go out into the world is that those doors open only for a select few. For some of us, doors just keep slamming in…