Scallywag

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

Archive for December, 2012

You have influence.
Did you know you have the power to do the incredible?

Incredible You

December 11th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 27 secs

You have influence.

Bet you don’t believe it, but I reckon you are incredible. What you are capable of is astonishing. But, being so hard to believe, I expect you quite understandably don’t. Read the rest of this entry »

Hounding the Royal Duchess and those around her for kicks.
Is hounding a form of bullying?

Right Royal Radio Tragedy

December 10th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 4 secs

Hounding the Royal Duchess and those around her for kicks.

Being a Royal naturally attracts widespread attention. Unfortunately, it also captures the scrutiny of pranksters and the flaky. That’s what happened when two young Aussie radio DJs prank-called the UK hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated. Read the rest of this entry »

Actually learning can be easy.
Is learning easy for you?

Learning Is Easy

December 9th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 48 secs

Actually learning can be easy.

Hand up if you feel learning is anything but easy? I thought so. We have been systematically hoodwinked and it’s about time we blew the lid off the difficulty of learning thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Having a better mix gives us much more choice.
Together, we make a better team being alike but different.

Meant To Mix Together

December 8th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

Having a better mix gives us much more choice.

It’s better that we mix together. Even when we rub each other up the wrong way, there are still benefits to be had through experiencing difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Gorillas refuse to book flights and for good reason.
You're not the only one who doesn't like booking flights.

Nothing Like Flights Online

December 7th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 59 secs

Gorillas refuse to book flights and for good reason.

Imagine: one day you’ll be able to book your flights online! Well that day came years ago and, now the wonder has well and truly evaporated.

Sure, you can find flights anywhere you like. Want to go to Cuba? No worries. Antarctica? No problem (though it’s only a flyover for now). New York, London, Paris, Toronto. Feel free to follow your nose with “Air Guano.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes it's hard to see the good news.
Good news! You can still read.

The Good News And Bad News Of Adulthood

December 6th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 40 secs

Sometimes it’s hard to see the good news.

Everyone always wants the bad news first, but the truth is, it’s mostly good. Being an adult entitles us to all sorts of things kids can only dream about. Read the rest of this entry »

It's ahrd being alone.
Do you ever feel alone too?

Alone With You Too

December 5th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 52 secs

It’s hard being alone.

Feeling alone is a crippling thing. Even though we are surrounded by millions, even, billions of people, loneliness has become a worldwide affliction. Read the rest of this entry »

Hang on to your freedom.
How do you measure freedom?

Freedom Stealers

December 4th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 14 secs

Hang on to your freedom.

The clearest way to see freedom is to look at life without it. To me, cults are a prime example, eliminating people’s ability to think for themselves and denying their freedom to disagree. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you be happy in the here and now?
What do you need to be happy?

What’s Happy And What’s Not

December 3rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 59 secs

Can you be happy in the here and now?

Hands up if you thought being happy was a simple matter? Me too. But then, the more I started exploring aspects of happiness, the more involved it got. Being happy has a lot to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids know more than most people think.
How clever are kids really?

Brilliance In Kids

December 2nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 37 secs

Kids know more than most people think.

Let me say something amazing about kids. They are brilliant! Not just bright, quick-witted, or clever, but brilliant. I better explain… Read the rest of this entry »