The Anti-Climax of Not Smoking

“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” – Seneca

As a child I lived through a period of anxiety and emotional trauma, living with two aggressive alcoholic parents (one mentally, one physically), and at around the age of 14, I developed an addiction that would stay with me for over 20 years. Continue reading “The Anti-Climax of Not Smoking”

#58 Went to a ‘TED Style’ Talk

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Last night I attended a ‘TED Style Talk’, held at the Leys Institute Hall in Auckland.

For anyone not in the know, TED itself is a not for profit organisation, set up to share ‘ideas worth spreading’ via short talks, which held all over the world. Originally – when the organisation began in 1984 – TED stood for Technology, Entertainment and Design, however nowadays talks cover a wide range of topics. Binge watching TED Talks online is basically how I spend any spare hours of my day. Continue reading “#58 Went to a ‘TED Style’ Talk”

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