Knowledge is Worthless

Having worked in education for the last 20 years, I have reached a conclusion.  Well, to be fair, I have reached several, but this article is about only one of them.  You will be treated to the others according to a schedule which I will share with you some other …

Just be Yourself is terrible Advice

How many times have you been told to ‘just be yourself’? It sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Don’t worry, just be yourself. We hear it in the lead up to job interviews, presentations, speeches, first dates, and all manner of situations in which we seek the reassurance of others.  Don’t sweat …

Charity Gameshows

Charity.  You can’t fault it.  Charities help out people all over the world that are less fortunate than we are, and make it possible for us make contributions to causes which would otherwise be out of our reach.  Really, if you wanted to make a donation towards well building in …

Be Patient. I’m lowered.

Driving through the town the other day, I was held up by a car going ridiculously slowly over some speed bumps.  OK, that’s kind of what speed bumps are for, I get that, but this car was going preposterously slowly.  It was one of those silly cars as well.  You …

All inclusive

It is a wonder of our modern and enlightened civilisation that every member of society has the opportunity to grow and shine.  As the playing field becomes increasingly level, it becomes less and less important to be privileged or even able in order to be propelled to the top of …

Small Talk

One of life’s great skills, I am told, is the ability to make small talk.  That is the ability to make conversation at times when there is little of importance to be said.  Or to look at it another way, the ability to seem enthusiastic when discussing things of no …

Who makes this stuff?

I was meandering around a shopping centre last week, with no particular purpose other than to enjoy the air con and wile away half an hour or so.  Shopping close to my house is not a particularly fulfilling experience, but as we are in Asia, occasionally leads to some great …