Archive | March 2014

Away for a while

Hi everyone. Just letting you know that I’m going away for a week, or perhaps a little longer, now that school has finished for the year where I am.

I’ll be back soon and ready to get back to work.

 

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No Second Prize: A Tribute to Those Who Assist

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I don’t care who you are or how influential you’ve been, your greatness has always been a team effort.

Whether acting as a sounding board and moral compass, offering words of encouragement, or comforting us when we stumble, the ones who support us are always with us in our hearts, cheering us on. Their presence enables us to tackle goals we otherwise wouldn’t (or couldn’t), yet sadly, what should be celebrated as a team effort is often solely credited to the individual who ‘kicked the goal’. It’s a travesty of the human spirit and something I simply can’t abide.

This is my love letter to you, the ones who choose to come second, whose generosity of heart and selfless character enables spirits like me (the ‘goalkickers’) to do our job. Without your love and support, we are mere shadows of who we might be. Read More…

The Longest Fight

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Every day we fight.

It’s a constant battle to remember who we are in a world determined to make us forget (and a society eager to label us outcasts for defying it’s social norms). We find ourselves assailed on all sides by those wanting to bring us ‘back into the fold’, mostly to avoid facing their own fears, and torn between our compulsion to remain true to ourselves, yet still being a productive member of society. This battle is made all the harder by the fact that we all value different things and the the quest for meaning and truth (placeholder link to What is Enlightenment?) is often rejected by people in favour of material pursuits and wilful ignorance.  Read More…