The Pursuit of Unhappiness

The Pursuit of Unhappiness

It seems the world is becoming more and more unhappy. Just consider the sheer amount of angry posts, hate-speech, aggression, tribalism and divisions in the world. Do you ever feel like you’ve been left behind? Are you sometimes a little bit happy but can’t work...

אתה אוהב ירקות ואני אוהב ירקוית

The Hebrew scholars amongst you will instantly recognise the words of this old Jewish writer, but for those only know Greek, I’ve helpfully included the translation: σου αρέσουν οι πατάτες και μου αρέσουν οι πατατες The text speaks of the fallout from disagreement....

Results Day

As I write, this week sees my last ever Results Day. Have my students passed? Have they failed? Have they got what they deserved? As a teacher I have seen every response from tears of joy to utter despair. One student told me, through her sobs, “This is the worst day...
The Mid-Faith Crisis

The Mid-Faith Crisis

It is almost traditional for men in their middle-age to reflect on their lives with a level of disappointment. What have I actually achieved? What has been the point of my life? What happened to all those dreams I used to have? Is that it? Might as well buy a Porsche…...