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Month: January 2019

A Common Enemy

A Common Enemy

I’ve mentioned this in an earlier blog but one of the things that I wish had been taught at school was the process of how we make friends. I don’t just mean how you can make friends in a new group (although I think that definitely needs to be part of it), but also how certain groups actually come together and the ways in which groups build up their own identity which is distinct from the identities of the individuals….

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Make Good Art

Make Good Art

In 2012 Neil Gaimen delivered the commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In the speech he described his journey as a writer and how he strove to improve his writing while all the while approaching his long term goals as equivalent to getting closer to a mountain. One phrase that is repeated a few times and from which the speech gets its title is “Make Good Art.” “…When things get tough this…

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The Difference Between Facts and Opinions

The Difference Between Facts and Opinions

Don’t we already learn this at school? Everyone already knows this. Facts can be proven while opinions can’t and are different for everyone. Okay, so here are some facts: A liberal government is the best thing for this country A labour government is the best thing for this country No one really knows how to run this country successfully If everyone just sat down and talked through their differences like reasonable adults then we could all come to some kind…

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