The philosophy of: The 1975-The Sound (& Kanye West) – Facing your flaws, weaknesses and faults builds strength. Distracting and deluding yourself makes you vulnerable and fragile (+ my experiment doing the opposite of Kanye).

Kanye has this picture on his living room wall: And it’s there because as he says, ‘Well, I gotta cheer for me before anyone else can cheer for me.’ But isn’t that relying on something else, something out of your control, to give you self worth? Say the picture gets …

The philosophy of: Gang of Youths ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ pt.1 – Persevere (also pt.1)

You are unfortunate in my judgement, if you have not been unfortunate. – Seneca, from On Providence I don’t know how to describe how flippin’ brilliant Gang of Youths are and how bloody excellent their latest album is. So I’ll just demonstrate with a real life story, written in a way …

One word changes everything

A friend wrote to me today telling me it’s been an ‘interesting’ time for me lately. Now, you don’t need to know what ‘interesting’ means in this case, but interesting is the right way to put it. There is no good, no bad, no sad, no tough, no difficult things that happen. …

The philosophy of: Patrick Dangerfield [Without the fuck-ups there’s no FUCK YEAH’s]

Patrick Dangerfield’s one of Geelong’s superstars, in the Australian Football League. And he’s a rare breed of not only player, captain, but also sportsman. He says that after a loss, typically a captain hangs their head (and emotions) low. Throughout the 121-year history of the VFL/AFL, it’s been normal for …