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kintsugi

One of my favourite forms of art, kintsugi is the idea that anything broken can be repaired with added beauty. The concept extends beyond pottery or objects and speaks to our humanity. We go through life feeling happiness and sorrow but dwell on the bad times more than the good. Metaphorical cracks form and we […]

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cowboy-bebop

I’ll be honest with you – I’ve never seen Cowboy Bebop. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I just never got round to it. I know it’s a classic and it’s still on my to watch list. But Open Culture has given me a new incentive. Video essayist Lewis Bond looked at the philosophical […]

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Stoic Elite

I endorse the virtues of stoicism. Its fundamental principles aim to strip away the products of negativity and show a path to happiness. This is done by accepting things you can’t control and focussing on the things you can. This is a lot easier said than done and by no means applicable to every human event […]

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People love to argue on the internet and especially love a game of oneupmanship. One particular phrase uttered by cocky know-it-alls is “ad hominem” or, in full, “argumentum ad hominem”. It’s a logical fallacy whereby someone tries to undermine a person’s argument by attacking them rather than addressing the argument made. But those on the […]

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