Another piece that will evolve in time and is part of something bigger. I grew up loving heavy metal music (referred to as “metal” here on out) In my hometown of Hamilton New Zealand it was what most white blooded young men liked (emphasis on white…) It was fast, loud, aggressive and macho something that … More We used to laugh more: Do I see things differently or is the world less funny?
This article is one I intend to expand on in the future, looking at more places and more setting conditions but for now I’ve focused it on New Zealand. I’ve honestly never thought about committing suicide, and I’ve never suffered from depression. I won’t go into explaining why depression is a real illness because others … More The Epidemic of Suicide.
Sounds wrong doesn’t it? That self-doubt might be better for us than confidence. Before I explain the difference and why it is better I should explain what I mean by self-doubt, a term that for most people is a negative, and something they would prefer not to experience. Maybe self-questioning would be a better way … More Self-doubt: Is this the most important quality for humanity?
One evening I was in the pub with my girlfriend, we’d had some food and a few drinks and were about to make our way home. As I waited for her to go to the toilet before we left I stood at the bar and a very drunk guy came up to me and started … More I Don’t Like Football: Theory of Mind affects everyone.
Not quite, most of them are dead and many of them were in fact people who fought for human rights of all kinds or artists and most of them were black anyway. John Coltrane firmly falls into hero status for me, not only the father of modern jazz and one of the creators of the … More All My Heroes are dead… and racist.
I can’t fucking sleep. Its 2:30 am according to my phone, I feel like I’ve woken up naturally but it turns out to be some serious acid reflux making me very uncomfortable. Why are all those other lucky people able to sleep right now and not me? There’s around 8.5 million people in London, and … More Off the Grid and Out of the Loop: The battle with structure.
I had an idea for a novel, it was going to be called “Neuro” and was based in a world populated by a majority of people with Autism. The title comes from the name Neuro-diverse which some people with Autism like to be called, as it is a Neurological condition and the diversity is a … More Neuro: Imagine a world populated by people with Autism.
Unity makes us feel good, joining together with other like-minded people gives a sense of belonging, a sense that there are others who think like you when often you feel like everyone else is crazy and you’re the only sane person around. Take London for example, because it’s where I live. There is nearly 9 … More Protest, Protest, Protest: The behaviour of fighting back
Hello all, Very pleased to announce the release of my second book Control and Meaning: An Analysis of Everyday Behaviours. click here to buy on a special countdown deal for the next week, get in early to get it cheap! Do we understand why people do what they do, why we do what we do? What gets … More New book out now!
Upon leaving work one evening on a winter evening (meaning it was already dark) I walked past a basement level house with their curtains open. The image I saw stood out strongly, in this particular room which I hadn’t noticed before was an aquarium. It was quite large, I guess around a metre long. … More Staring at Empty Aquariums: the ethereal nature of life in the 21st Century