Posts Tagged with "fun"

The Simple Joy of Being Awful at Something

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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The Simple Joy of Being Awful at Something

Today I took a dance lesson on YouTube while making macarons in my kitchen. Both were a disaster. And both were highly enjoyable. There are a number of things I’m good at, but probably a greater number of things I will never be good at, no matter how hard I’ve tried (which I admit, sometimes […]

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The Bright Side of Getting Distracted

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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The Bright Side of Getting Distracted

As a child I was confused by a story about a kid torturing himself by trying not to think about orange penguins. The intended moral was that it’s impossible to not think about something. But I never understood why you wouldn’t want to think about orange penguins. They seemed fun! Since then life has brought […]

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

Monday, February 27, 2017

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

I often feel a lot of pressure. I don’t think I’m alone in this. The world we live in creates a constant sense of pressure for many of us. My experience of pressure is a feeling of questions burnt into my brain by endless repetition: Am I contributing to the world right now? Am I making […]

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Are You Having Any Fun?

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Are You Having Any Fun?

As the new year arrives, I feel compelled to look back over the past twelve months and start to make plans for what’s to come next. A new year is so symbolic: it’s like a blank canvas. Anything is possible – even the things we might not ordinarily dream could become a reality. I like […]

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