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  • Mon, 12:22: Do we underthink but overwork [ourselves]?
  • Mon, 16:45: BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Philosophy of Solitude https://t.co/Fd3pCaSW77 / here now. https://t.co/50lNECj29t
  • Mon, 17:56: RT @profwolff: There will be no economic boom after the pandemic. Watch this short clip from my latest #GlobalCapitalism lecture, produced…
  • Mon, 18:01: The industrial revolution. We make stuff. It doesn't last. We buy more stuff. Still, things are a lot better than before. We keep growing only interrupted by a few bumps along the way. And then? There's a problem. The planet can't support our greed & expectations. We stop. 1/2
  • Mon, 18:27: In work, why do we allow such a small group of people -- i.e. the directors and shareholders -- to dictate our (working) lives?
  • Mon, 19:23: I've labelled myself too many things. Some I've believed in, a few I've been quite indifferent to and the rest, who bloody knows! The thing is, despite all my crass negativity, I still believe in humanity — rich and deep with meaning.
  • Mon, 19:31: My law degree was average. The Legal Practice Course a money making exercise and being a solicitor was a numbers game. So sad because law is such a beautiful, rewarding career — or should be — but it's been corrupted to the point where it's just another job.
  • Tue, 05:04: Our mental chains are 'stronger' than the physical ones.
  • Tue, 05:56: “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung
  • Tue, 07:21: Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless https://t.co/t1pZZPozzv
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  • Sun, 16:17: Just about to watch the film on Hannah Arendt where she reported for the New Yorker magazine on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. It's where we get the expression: "The banality of evil".
  • Sun, 17:56: When I think about how bad CV19 has been, I still find myself thinking about the way we might reset humanity to see the world anew. Trouble is, everything I read talks about returning to the past; and then I'm left thinking: that's what got us into this unholy mess.
  • Sun, 17:57: RT @oloal: At the time of his untimely death, I wrote more specifically about I what I think we can learn here. It remains one of my most p…
  • Sun, 18:07: My reading 📚 of late: James Hillman, Ernest Becker and Albert Camus. Why? What for? The simple truth is I don't know but something is waking up in me, something (I think) that's been there for a very long time. Right now, law seems quite remote.
  • Sun, 19:05: @MalcolmCurley1 you should come to South Brent. It would lighten things up enormously 😁.
  • Mon, 06:00: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
  • Mon, 07:10: The Hollow Men by T S Eliot @all_poetry https://t.co/ozbVaZ1IpP / here right now!
  • Mon, 09:01: A reader in law. Is that a job? What about something with a more interdisciplinary approach?
  • Mon, 09:09: At work, do we ever say what we really think?
  • Mon, 10:02: I wonder why we've made so little progress on the human level? Sure, we know loads more, there are 'models' aplenty and there are always examples of excellence but we still struggle to get along with each other.
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  • Fri, 12:48: I'd love join a study group to explore the book The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus. A book I find utterly compelling.
  • Fri, 18:06: I've just finished reading "The Denial of Death" by the late Ernest Becker. Brilliant, even though it was tough in places. I'm really surprised, from what I now know, that it's not achieved a bigger audience/significance.
  • Fri, 18:31: Yusuf/Cat Stevens: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert https://t.co/5yBtYfQU8l / another NPR session that I love. You @StefanPowell
  • Fri, 18:40: Music is my salvation. Ever since I was a small kid, when I listened to Miles Davis, it's connected me to life. My kids think it hilarious when I try to sing or dance to my fav artist but it's the one thing that brings me totally to life. Anyone else feel like that?
  • Fri, 18:43: Because Everyone Needs a Good Fountain Pen https://t.co/HE6QFcXaqg / I'm with @execupundit on this. https://t.co/2QX6Wk7o7C
  • Fri, 18:47: Taylor Swift: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert https://t.co/je5oHPgIhR / now here. I'm the only one in my house who likes Taylor. I don't give a fig. Love her work.
  • Fri, 18:49: How about this: artists, poets and musicians are the real gods.
  • Fri, 18:53: Your elusive creative genius https://t.co/bGJxfDSQvY / still my fav TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. https://t.co/H4NMhfql4W
  • Sat, 06:00: “There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.” ― Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf
  • Sat, 11:10: Two of my favourite writers - Bly and Hillman (and Michael Meade). https://t.co/RB3zoWoGL4

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  • Thu, 18:01: Do you ever feel you're going to run out of time to read the books that really matter? Right now, I'm making up for lost time to a bushel of vacuous, 1980s management books! I'm deep into psychology -- Hillman, Becker, Rank and Jung and a bit of Ken Wilber. I'm f* loving it.
  • Fri, 05:44: “We all woke up this morning and we had with it the amazing return of our conscious mind. We recovered minds with a complete sense of self and a complete sense of our own existence — yet we hardly ever pause to consider this wonder.” ― Antonio Damasio
  • Fri, 08:00: I wonder how many lawyers are thinking about retraining? Too often, when discussing this topic, I'd be met with a slightly negative response about the lack of opportunities or skillset. I'd say: it's never too late (*note to self!*).
  • Fri, 08:06: Really enjoying On Time and Water by @AndriMagnason / but also feeling quite sad in realising how much we've blown of the earth's resources -- as if 'it' was a thing for us to do with as we damn well like.
  • Fri, 10:13: So many wonderful pictures being shared of people who've died at the hands of CV19. Breaks my heart 💔.

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  • Tue, 17:39: Now here https://t.co/W9ay7N3M3Z
  • Tue, 18:01: It's funny how so much of my reading is interrelated. One of the first books I read when I left legal practice was "Man's Search for Meaning" by Rollo May. Funny to think that in reading Ernest Becker, he (May) would feature so much.
  • Tue, 19:05: Settling down to watch the film 2012. "Earth's billions of inhabitants are unaware that the planet has an expiration date." Seems pretty apposite to our hopeless position apropos the climate catastrophe.
  • Wed, 06:00: “To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds,” ― William James
  • Wed, 06:29: One of the best things I've bought during lockdown is an Aeropress coffee maker. It's the simplicity that I love and (of course) the great coffee.
  • Wed, 06:42: It's so hackneyed I know, but I keep saying to myself "this moment, in all its richness and, yes, darkness will never come again". Sure, life right now feels on repeat but we're still here, and that, for me at least, is a blessing in so many ways.
  • Wed, 06:46: This is fascinating. https://t.co/UUar4bh0jI
  • Wed, 07:03: When will the penny drop with the world's biggest polluters that time is running out for all of us? From everything I've read, I believe it's already too late to stop the eventual runaway of global warming. By a long way, it's the biggest existential threat to civilisation.
  • Wed, 08:22: A favourite spot 🌿 https://t.co/i5xuUbDChJ
  • Wed, 11:17: I wonder why we never go beyond our inherited story? You know, the one that's on constant repeat in our head 🗣️.
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