Why my jockey is lost…

After some time away I have returned to Existentialism. I guess when working life is getting the better part of you, it pays to focus on the things under your own control – your mind, how you spend your free time and where you focus your attention. And this is a key aspect of Existentialism, … Continue reading Why my jockey is lost…


“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only they truly live.” “Not satisfied to merely keep good watch over their own days, they annex every age to their own. All the harvest of the past is added to their store.” “Only an ingrate would fail to see that these … Continue reading Maximus

Diced Relevant-Complexity

Having codified it three years ago, I amply proved the central premise of relevantcomplexity.com: “But then, subtly and imperceptibly, sometimes even the things we once enjoyed the most, tail off into familiarity, boredom and ennui.” I got bored of it. Thanks goodness for Sonja Lyubomorsky… in the ‘How of Happiness‘ (which is also a website … Continue reading Diced Relevant-Complexity

War and Peace

Two good books came to my aid this week – ‘Fierce Conversations’ and ‘The Anatomy of Peace’. The first argues persuasively that there isn’t a relationship you can’t improve (or set back) with your next conversation.  The thesis is that the conversation is the relationship – and you’re relationship only as good as the conversation you’re … Continue reading War and Peace