Modern life


Living, coping and observing in the age of Covid #3

04 Jan 2021: THOUGHT for the day: money does not buy brains. Nor can it buy common sense, or consideration for others or the community at large. Shell out zillions but there’s no guarantee the recipient will be transformed into a truly mature and responsible individual regardless of how many window-dressing charity donations they might make. Such are the conclusions from observing the ongoing childish antics of those preening, selfish, narcissistic individuals known as professional footballers. Their self-absorption clearly knows no bounds. As does their self-interest. While the… Continue reading

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Picture: Melissa Walker Horn, Unsplash IT appears that waste is good. More than that, it is to be encouraged rather than discouraged, despite the extent to which it is universally decried. This is proved time and again on my regular excursions to buy the necessities of life. The recent panic buying epidemic – caused by an even greater pandemic – saw millions of people buying more than they required. A needless exercise in excess. Resulting in mounds of garbage bags filled with the unconsumed and rotting waste that inevitably soon accrued. The panic buying has now largely eased. But the… Continue reading