Think For Yourself…ffs

I am an avid reader of many different thinkers, from diverse schools of thought. Starting with the novels of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Heller, Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad, it wasn’t long before I branched out to the philosophy of Nietzche, Kierkegaard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sartre, Descartes, Schopenhauer, Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Hume. The Read More …

The Death Of Cecil The Lion And Group-Think Moral Hysteria

Once upon a time, there was a lion.  This lion was named Cecil, and frolicked in the tall grass in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.  Cecil was a “famous” lion, and a star attraction.  He was the king of the pride and a majestic animal, the pride of the park. One day, an incredibly Read More …

Most People Are Dead

I was watching comedian Louie CK the other day, and he stated this incredibly true and unsettling fact: “Most people are dead. Did you know that? It’s true, out of all the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead. There are way more dead people, and you’re all going to die. And Read More …

The Curious Case Of Japan’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Crusaders

I recently saw a news story that was extremely fascinating to me. The Story Of Kakuhido Based in Tokyo, Japan is a group of men calling themselves ‘Kakuhido’, which folks have translated as ‘The Revolutionary Alliance Of Men Women Find Unattractive’. You can see this could go either way…a cry for attention from a group Read More …

The JET Programme vs. Eikaiwa – a comparison

In our lives we can experience many sides of a similar coin. That made sense when I originally wrote it. Over three years ago I decided to apply for the JET Programme, the Japanese government’s initiative to recruit foreign teachers to teach English in Japanese public schools. I was with the JET Programme for three Read More …