Most of the time, most things go according to plan. At least, within the boundaries of what the reality is expected to be. When the realities start falling outside of these parameters, we need contingencies. This is easy, merely because these contingencies are really just part of the realm of foreseeable possibilities. The tricky part […]

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Stepping Stones

So you want to get there. Unfortunately, there is a leap too far. This is a good thing, it creates tension and aspiration. It inspires us to grow, to expand our limits. It drives us forward. Unless we try to make the leap anyway. Inevitably, we fail and fall. If we survive it, we are […]

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The fact is

it’s complicated. We would much prefer a set of facts that we can all agree on and are universally applicable. This is not easy to prove. Science represents the custodians of universally applicable facts. Many of these are hotly debated and in contention within the community of the very people who hope to determine it. […]

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Back against the wall

Surrender and face certain defeat or fight back for the slimmest chance of victory. Sure, the odds are not in your favour. We would always prefer to avoid it. No-one ever plans suffering, failure or defeat into their narrative. It’s uncomfortable. It feels like a bad omen, a lack of self-belief, or even a self-fulfilling […]

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Prepared or Planned

They are not the same. Preparedness addresses our ability to respond to what happens. We could facilitate preparedness in one of two ways. Through planning or through packing. Packing is when we carry around a huge survival kit with all items we could possibly need in any situation. It does not require too much planning […]

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