‘Me, My Self & I’

Recent studies involving 50,000 participants from across the US and Europe have found that, rather than being fixed throughout our lives, some aspects of our personalities are liable to change over time (psychologytoday.com). This finding isn’t all that surprising to me as there are definitely some aspects of my personality that have changed significantly over…

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‘All Children, Except (Some), Grow Up’

One of the most challenging, and essential, parts of growing up is learning how to take responsibility. Unlike childhood, during which we’re at the mercy of other people’s opinions, choices and behaviours, adulthood necessitates that we think, decide and act for ourselves. This vital distinction between adults and children is made clear within our legal…

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For the Love of… Learning?

During my graduation ceremony, the head of my university’s English department boldly stated in his speech that graduates live happier, healthier and more comfortable lives than those who choose not to complete higher education courses. At the time I thought, ‘What a load of tripe!’ Several years down the line I still believe this to…

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