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43. Urban Loneliness

Without the din and chaos of city life creates a more appropriate backdrop to urban loneliness. Loneliness is a constant ache of wanting a connection with others. Solitude is a more peaceful inert state. The emptiness of lockdown cities illustrates … Continue reading

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42. Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer is a Jungian archetype The central idea is that the therapist is not a sorted person. They are a wounded person. There is no goal to the work of a the wounded healer. But an ongoing awareness … Continue reading

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41. Calm Technology

Calm Technology is technology that you do not notice. A addition to human life which you only notice when it’s not there. The most obvious example is the iphone. No manual. The genius of its invention was its focus on … Continue reading

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40. Formula1 Success

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful Formula1 driver of his era. But still the only Black Formula1 driver. Even after breaking all the records he is still an anomoly. Why? Firstly the expense which rules out a large part of the … Continue reading

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39. Muriel Box

Muriel Box 1905-1991 was the most prolific woman film director in the UK. Yet nobody has heard of her. Her films focused on womens’ issues such as child prostitution, venereal disease and the police. In 1945 she won a screen award … Continue reading

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38. Cave Grief

Nick Cave The Red Hand Files  Hey first I wanna say really like your music i have lost my beautiful wife in cancer and my dear brother in covid 19 my question to you is how keep you going on … Continue reading

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37. Populism Loneliness

Populism Loneliness – so what is the link between the two? Hannah Ardent was one of the first writers to make a link in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism.  So Populism uses loneliness of a certain part of the … Continue reading

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36. Baader Meinhof

Baader-Meinhof is a cognitive bias. Like other psyche biases it enables the brian to sift information. The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon captures the brain becoming aware of something, which it then recognises over and over making you think that it’s everywhere. If … Continue reading

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35. Sean Connery

Sean Connery actor, producer, Scottish man. And so he was. Not only Scottish but from working class poor   beginnings. This was a turn in the acting profession. Young men from working class backgrounds, uneducated in the world of theatre making … Continue reading

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34. Trumpism

The man might be on his way out but the politics of Trumpism survives and thrives.    And what might be learnt? Not a lot says history. Power not only corrupts but it supresses and excludes those who don’t believe … Continue reading

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