Browsing category: Myths

The Shrine of Your Life

When I was at school, I was taught about the ancient river civilisations of the Nile, the Tigris and the Euphrates. I remember being captivated by the story of Howard Carter who discovered the Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamen. As a young boy, I could not imagine a more breath taking experience than that of peering into this ancient chamber with the light of a flickering candle revealing the glistering gold of the young pharaoh's buried wealth. I became mesmerised by the myths of ancient Egypt and, for a time, believed I wanted to be

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Life Hacking a Good Life

Apparently if you ask millennials what they believe makes for a good life, a frighteningly large percentage of them will say one or more of the following three answers: money, fame, high achievement. The association here is that notoriety equates somehow to a sense of happiness or fulfilling your life properly. This doesn't feel right. I hear my own children become animated about the ridiculous earnings of YouTubers. I suspect they too day-dream about wowing audiences, Pop-Idol style, or strutting red carpets dripping in

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