Uncategorised War Is Not As Black And White As Some People Seem To Think

War Is Not As Black And White As Some People Seem To Think

I was having a conversation with a university friend of mine yesterday and I realised that our culture has come to accept that something is either completely one way or completely the opposite. The topic we were discussing was Russia’s role in Syria and war in general. If there is one single topic in the …

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Uncategorised Refusing To Bake A Cake With A Political Statement Upon It Is Not A Crime

Refusing To Bake A Cake With A Political Statement Upon It Is Not A Crime

This week, a Christian couple who run a bakery and refused to make a cake with the statement “support gay marriage” on it lost their latest court appeal. Now when I first heard this story and didn’t realise the facts, I assumed the bakers had refused to bake the cake because the people asking for it were …

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Uncategorised 365 Questions to Answer Each Year

365 Questions to Answer Each Year

I discovered this list of questions around a month ago and have been slowly answering them. I aim to do this once a year so I can see if I change in my personality, views and attitude throughout my life. When was the last time you tried something new? Last week. It was Cashew nuts. …

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Uncategorised What Helps Me Cope With My Anxiety

What Helps Me Cope With My Anxiety

The other day, I had a numbness come over it. It wasn’t a physical numbness although it felt very physical. No, it as psychological. It was a numbness of the mind. It started mid-afternoon and continued throughout the evening. In fact, it developed into a feeling of fear and dread. I couldn’t put my finger …

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Uncategorised Reasons To Live – Do You Have A Reason?

Reasons To Live – Do You Have A Reason?

Several years ago I had a moment. In fact, I had several moments where I genuinely contemplated suicide. Not just a quick thought about it. I considered how and when to do it. There was a variety of reasons why I thought it was best to end it, but I believe the main reason was …

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Uncategorised J.K. Rolling Is Not Doing It For The Money

J.K. Rolling Is Not Doing It For The Money

J.K Rowling recently announced that there will be five new films based in the Harry Potter mythology. The first one, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them will be released in the UK on 18th November. I have seen some, although not many, claim she is simply doing this for the money and yes, unsurprisingly Jo …

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Uncategorised Working-class misrepresentation by middle-class journalists and the hatred they create – MA Essay

Working-class misrepresentation by middle-class journalists and the hatred they create – MA Essay

George Orwell in 1937 wrote, “Every middle-class person has a dormant prejudice which needs only a small thing to arouse it … The notion that the working class have been absurdly pampered, hopelessly demoralised by doles, old-age pensions, free education etc. … is still widely held; it has merely been shaken perhaps, by the recent …

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Uncategorised Alan Turing Law Pardoning Gays For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

Alan Turing Law Pardoning Gays For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

In 2013, codebreaker and mathematical genius Alan Turing received a Royal Pardon over a conviction of gross indecency in 1952. In order words, he was pardoned for having sexual relations with a man. Now the government, thanks to many amazing LGBT campaigners, have announced that they with posthumously pardon thousands of LGBT people for actions that were …

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Uncategorised The Proust Questionnaire At 24

The Proust Questionnaire At 24

I have decided to take the Proust test now at the age of 24. In all honesty, these questions will be far better answered when I am much older and nearing the end of my life after having many more years of experience. This is why I have decided that every 10 years I will …

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