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500WoL – Failure: The fuel for growth

The thought crossed my mind the other day as to what extent does failure shape us as human beings? The example of Dr Seuss is paramount to the ideology that success can follow failure. His first book was rejected by 27 different publishers only for him to become one of the world’s most renowned children’s… Continue reading 500WoL – Failure: The fuel for growth

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500WoL – Exercise, the key to a healthy mind

The link between exercise and mental health has been a long proven precedent in the fitness world for a long time. What piqued my interest on this particular topic was the sheer benefits to leading a healthy lifestyle. We live in a society where the pressures to match an unreachable standard mean many people fall… Continue reading 500WoL – Exercise, the key to a healthy mind

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The power of inspirational speech

Globally more than 300 million people suffer with depression, we’re living in a generation plagued with mental health. In the midst of all that angst and depression is a platform for inspirational speaking. Inspirational speakers are perhaps more viable for the masses with the growth of video sharing sites as YouTube. I first discovered the… Continue reading The power of inspirational speech

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Emotive rap, a rising sub-genre

One morning a year or so ago I found myself caught in a chain-watching sequence on YouTube as I have many times before. This time, however, was different because I’d stumble upon something which would completely dictate the way I’d listen to music in the future. I stumbled across an interesting thumbnail, the caption reading… Continue reading Emotive rap, a rising sub-genre

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I shaved my head and the battle of conformity

To many extents I feel we are governed as a society by standards which are unequivocally decided for us by the media. I sometimes feel like I’m a mere pawn in society’s giant board game of social expectation. Those with money and a place of privilege dictate how I and those around me present ourselves.… Continue reading I shaved my head and the battle of conformity