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Perspective

Perspective

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Perspective by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND

…it took me a while to realise that prayer is often about perspective. The situation itself doesn’t change, but how you see it does. I don’t believe in a God that reaches out of heaven to tweak something in the space-time continuum in order just to make me more comfortable. If that were the case I’d be the god. But when I verbalise my worries and give them up, there is somehow a releasing power — and a degree of objectivity.

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Field of view

Field of View

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I’m certain that I have no idea what the opportunities are that surround me. However, there are things that I can do to help those opportunities find me. But any plan I ever make is subject to change due to something happening tomorrow that I didn’t know about today. This is why a career makes no sense to me.

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The road not taken

The road not taken

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Ultimately, it’s the road not taken where the richest learning lies, and the reason why I promised myself years ago to stay outside my comfort zone, or at least try to head for that undiscovered land — that land where adventure lies.

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Default modes

Default Settings

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Recently, I was struck by this line: “It’s better to make the mistake of being generous, than make the mistake of being mean.”

If your default is set to “no”, it takes quite a compelling argument in the heat of the moment to get it to a “yes”…

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Shake ya Hass*, but watch yourself…

Our instagram account was removed for breaking the nudity guideline. We don’t think this is fair, but the instagods have spoken. Because we’re rebels, we’ve made a new one. Go follow us at http://instagram.com/visual.thinkery. For your viewing pleasure is the offending image, make sure grandma doesn’t catch you looking at this tasty piece of Hass*…

* Apologies for the horrific puns, couldn’t resist.

 

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Mocial skills…

Mocial skills

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Sheesh! Is there anything more annoying than someone who doesn’t know how to turn off the clicky noise their phone makes as they type? I sound like my parents. In fact, if they were still around, they’d probably be committing this crime like the best of them…

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Different isn’t wrong

different isnt wrong

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When I lived in Tanzania, I had to keep reminding myself of this. So much of what felt wrong was simply cultural. This mantra probably features highly in “how to achieve stuff with a bunch of people who aren’t like you”, if someone would actually take the trouble to write it…

Pretty simple — but ultimately liberating, I found.

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