Books

Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action by Tim Bond

I only read one book last week because time was tight. It was for uni, and it was about ethics in counselling. It was very interesting. I made a lot of notes.  Continue reading “Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action by Tim Bond”

Miscellaneous, Personal, Philosophy

A Quick Question About History In The Future

When history looks back on you, assuming you’re not a direct perpetrator of injustice, which statement will be made about your life?

“They stood up for what was right, even though it was unpopular.”
“They couldn’t really help it, they were just a product of their time.”

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Books, Ethics

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Sometimes I read a book and think it’s something everyone should read. It happens rarely, because different people like different things, etc. But it does happen. And A Righteous Mind is one of those books.

I think it’s especially important for people who, like me, consider themselves politically liberal and find themselves stunned by conservative reasoning. How is it possible that they just don’t care, you think, shaking your head in despair at yet another tweet coming from the wrong side of the gun control argument, or the abortion argument, or something else that plucks at your ethical guitar and makes an out-of-tune twang.

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Books

Eighteen-Year-Old Scar on Nietzsche

I’ve been going through my notebooks for the past couple of months. There are loads of them, going back to when I was twelve. In one of them, I found this, which I wrote when I was eighteen.

I read Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy of Morals whilst sitting in a little wooden hut selling tickets for a festival. These are some of the notes I scribbled down while I was reading.

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Nine Questions For Reflection

As part of the ongoing series of posts in which I work through the How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci book (which I’ve decided to call ‘Renaissance Reflections‘, because alliteration), I’m working through nine questions which the author recommends we all think about.

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Personal

When are you most naturally yourself?

As you may know, I’m currently going through the How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci book as an exercise in Renaissance-style thought and general self-improvement.

This week’s question for contemplation was about when you are most naturally yourself.

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Personal

Ten Important Questions

Last week I wrote about How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, a book I discovered which talks the reader through various exercises towards self-improvement.

I wasn’t planning to chart my progress on the blog, and I might not do after today (unless anyone desperately wants me to), but my mother’s staying and it’s really hard to write a blog post from scratch when there are humans in your house.

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