How to Deal With Rejection

How to Deal With Rejection

In the cold, analytical light of day, rejection is a simple matter of a decision taken, but as the rejected, our reaction to it is very much an emotional one. If it weren’t, we’d scarcely need to think of how to deal with it, for there’d be a logical answer to it. In fact, there […]


Be Flexible Enough To Be Inflexible

Be Flexible Enough To Be Inflexible

Some of us pride ourselves on our flexibility; Not of the yogic contortionist variety, but of the human kind. Flexibility of beliefs, habits and character is in some ways the filtered evolution of what most human beings are: set in their ways, narrow-minded, and completely self-centred. Flexibility makes for people who are more open to […]


See Also …

See Also …

Writing is an important activity in the human pantheon of activities. We often ascribe this importance to the fact that human society works on the sharing and passing on of ideas to those who will come after us, or in the case of today’s magnificently connected world, those who are our peers in distant and […]



Simple Instructions Are Deceptive

Simple Instructions Are Deceptive

Teaching is hard work. It’s not necessarily hard work in the physical sense, but the mental gymnastics required to teach something complex involves more understanding and effort than most human beings are willing to put in. Which is why there are so few truly good teachers in the World. Part of the problem is students […]


Assuming For Everyone

Assuming For Everyone

As human beings we assume many things, but there are a few basic assumptions we make about that collective everyone, which are always contradictory. These assumptions have to do with what we have to offer to the world, and what we accept from the world in return. 1. I am different from everyone We like […]