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How James Bond ruined the world

James Bond films have a formula. Bond must save the world from an evil villain. And along the way, use some cool gadgets, sleep with a beautiful woman, and drink a vodka martini. But where does the bad guy come from?  How did he become the baddie?  The 2-dimensional...

This is your life story

I’m going to be rather presumptuous and guess that this sums up your life story so far: Once upon a time, in Ancient China, there was a stonecutter. All day he worked really hard, under the hot sun. One day, he was walking home from work, when he looked through the...

Trying to make people happy makes you miserable

Image from The People-Pleaser’s Guide to Pleasing People. As I have become more self-aware, I have realised that there is a part of me that is trying to make everyone else happy, all time, often at the expense of what I want or how I feel. I call this part of me the...