Lifestyle

Be Like a Marshmallow to Grow Faster

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Most people like to live in a safe space of their own design. They don’t want to do anything that will test their abilities, confront ideologies that challenge their worldview, nor will they do anything that others might see as odd or socially unacceptable.

I’m not talking about streaking at a sporting event either.

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Why The Traditional Office Is Dead

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It’s Friday evening here in New Zealand, and another work week has just reached the end of the line.

My commuting costs were nil, my conversations with coworkers and managers were limited to the comfortable arms-length of phone calls and email, and no one disrupted my work by demanding that I attend to their needs right now, like some sort of needy toddler.

To this slightly-reclusive introvert, it was bliss.

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May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour

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When I was studying at university, my aspiration was to become a professional gambler.

That’s right – I wanted to make my millions through betting on football matches. Now, I’m not talking about going to the bookies and taking a punt on the season’s designated punching bag because they are paying $20 to beat the best team in the league and just continuing to place irrational bets because I “have to make it back”. That’s what is known as problem gambling, and I was going to become a responsible gambler.

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Roll Out the Red Carpet to Haters

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I’ve had an extremely rare experience in the realm of blogging – in over a year of publishing posts here on TruthInjected, I haven’t encountered a single hater.

It isn’t as though I have inconvenienced myself to avoid controversial topics. So far, I’ve tackled feminism, supported Trump pre-election, and even took on religion.

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How to Evolve Exponentially

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When I was 16 and taking a gap year because I was sick of the banality of academia, and nowhere near ready mentally to take on a degree course, I took whatever job I could find.

That job was driving forklifts, lugging bags of concrete and cutting timber to size for builders. Everyone at my work hated their job. It was a place that “dreams go to die”, as I was advised by a colleague when I first started working there. I was apparently making a huge mistake.

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7 Reasons I am Done With Politics

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If you’ve been following TruthInjected for the past year or so, you will notice that I have regularly written about ideologies and social issues.

I’ll be honest, I really enjoyed it. Robust debate about why we are how we are, and what is right or wrong, has really made me think a lot about my own world view.

But politics is the worst, and I am sick of even talking about it.

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The Death of Obligation and the Birth of Purpose

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No man is an island. It’s a commonly accepted truth that we all need human interaction in order to be fulfilled, but I have a confession. I avoid social occasions where I can.

I’m not an agoraphobic hermit, and I do enjoy spending time with my partner, wider family and a few close friends. You could say that I am more of a peninsula than an island, but I have never understood how people enjoy work Christmas functions or weddings.

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Make Time to Sharpen Your Sword

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How would a caveman see the technology that we use today?

When I hit “Publish” on this article, another instalment from the contents of my brain will be available in every corner of the world within seconds.

Better than that, I will have feedback from some of you within an hour – whether it is a like, a comment, or an email.

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