‘It is your life. Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself; don’t swim in the same slough.’ – The philosophy of: Charles Bukowski (Is a life stripped of goals and dreams a meaningless one?) + The philosophy of: Modest Mouse

Is an ambition-free life, one ‘free’ of dreams a meaningless one? Is existence completely in the present a purposeless one?  In Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, a man is sentenced to death by firing squad but minutes before he’s shot, he is pardoned. In those minutes expecting his death though, he realises …

If you’re experiencing something deep, some real emotions, some powerful feelings of fear, challenge, toughness or isolation, embrace them. These are the real times of life.

Most people have a one (or a lot of) songs that when they hear them, the song automatically takes you back to some time. And most times, that time it takes you back to a time when things were amazing, or scary, or unusual or completely not what you had …

Instead of saying ‘I can’t…’, how about asking yourself: ‘Why can’t I?’ and ‘How can I?’

There is no such thing as “Can’t” (other than ‘I can’t live without water/oxygen etc.’, and those laws of physics which are limiting, e.g. I can’t fly to South East Asia from Australia just by flapping my arms’)*. But for everything else, there’s no can’t, only ‘Don’t’. If you find …

The Philosophy of: This piece of ancient Japanese wisdom (author and date of origin: unknown) – There is no “Can” or “Can’t”, just “Do” or “Don’t”]

(translation): There is no ‘Can’ or ‘Can’t’, just ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’. If you ever think to yourself ‘I can’t do it’, try this as the next thought in your brain region: ‘Bullshit. Why not?’ If it’s been done before by anyone who is also a human person like you, it can …