May 19, 2019

A large part of growing up is the need to make new friends; this is a part of life that goes into overdrive when you move abroad or to a new city. It is a rather strange experience and one that is incredibly awkward.

If you stay broadly within the social group that you...

May 12, 2019

Thomas Moore's famous novel, Utopia, was first printed in 1516.

It was a "little book" in which Moore shared his views on how an ideal society should look on the fictitious island of Utopia. A description through which many believed he projected his own personal expec...

May 7, 2019

When you are young, having a T Shirt that tells the world which band you like or attempts to project a witticism is perfectly acceptable.

Under the age of 25, your knowledge of contemporary culture and music is hopefully on the cutting edge, or at least relatively so...

March 30, 2019

The social impact of Brexit has been predictable.

The naivety and historical ignorance of the politicians who chose to phrase the question of leaving the EU in a way that would divide the Country into two opposing factions was, frankly, breathtaking. 

A cu...

March 14, 2019

I would like to understand why Velcro shoes are only socially acceptable among the children and the elderly?

They are an incredibly efficient form of shoe.

You can slip them on and off with ease; and the Velcro strap provides a level of comfort that cannot be achieve...

March 14, 2019

A lot of decisions made by politicians tend to be justified by the importance of securing strong annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.

The success of a nation is often measured by the strength of its GDP.

And so it seems strange how few people will ever be tau...

February 27, 2019

It has become very popular to dismiss the main stream media; the term fake news is now used by all sources and people of influence, to disparage those that hold different opinions. 

Much of these problems stem from the frankly problematic idea promoted by various news o...

February 18, 2019

Society appears to be adept in embracing and agreeing upon a set of societal norms that are agreed upon and expected to be upheld in an enormous number of varied social situations.

However, one situation that appears to have been missed out in the pantheon of agreed p...

January 21, 2019

Life is random, and most certainly not fair; fortunately though, we have free will.

Whether you are a religious person or not, there is divinity in that fact.

It is a beautiful thing, but sadly it is something we seem to have forgotten as a society. An amnesia that h...

January 13, 2019

The pace of modern life is fast; emails, messages, social media, packed social schedules, packed worked schedules and the never-ending cycle of children's activities.

This packed schedule makes it very difficult to take the time to stop and reflect. 

Onwards, onwards eve...

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