Category Archives: Random!
This video is taken from a dating coach’s YouTube channel, however it’s centered around a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware.
Watch it. It’s truly inspirational.
Its 7am at the train station, you’re about to catch your commuter train to work and as you look around the platform what are the majority of people doing?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed the majority of people these days are glued to their electronic devices like they are their ‘get out of jail free’ card in Monopoly.
It’s not just public transport either, literally everywhere you go these days; people are interacting through their devices and not face to face with other human beings.
Take the dating scene as a perfect example; over the past few years there has been a meteoric rise in the number of people that have taken to the internet in order to find a spouse, partner or a casual fling.
Apparently one in five relationships starts online in the UK, only third behind ‘meeting through acquaintances’ and ‘meeting in pubs/bars.’
This implies that unless alcohol is involved, people aren’t interacting with each other in the real world without the use of an intermediary such as their friends.
Now of course I’m speaking in generalisations here. There are people (me included) who enjoy meeting new people in a variety of environments that have and will continue to date people they’ve met out on the streets, in shopping centres or coffee shops.
The sad part is that there are people that view this as strange behaviour or something that they would not do. I mean, if that is the case then how did any of us get here today when Plenty of Fish or nightclubs didn’t exist?!
One thing for sure is that there was once a time when strangers would greet each other, stop for conversations and share pleasantries without being judged or labelled as strange. If you don’t see where I’m coming from just go and say hello to someone in London, especially on the tube…!
It’s about time we start to break down some of these social barriers that have been erected over the past decade before we end up like the people in the movie Idiocracy, which I highly recommend you watch as I honestly believe we are heading that way!
I really believe that if everyone had one genuine conversation with a stranger every day, the world would be a better place.
I wrote an article for Yuppee Magazine on our societies addiction to social networking and my experience of becoming Facebook dependent.
It’s got some good feedback, so check it out by clicking here!
I’ve been letting this site fester away in the background for the last six months or so whilst ‘searching’ for the passion I had when I first decided to set it up.
When I first set up the site, I did so for myself as a way to write about my travels and to get into the travel blogging scene. I’ve since realised that a lot of the posts I was writing were written for others and didn’t fully encapsulate my personality.
Going forward, posts will be a lot more personal, travel posts will be about the stuff I find cool when abroad, I’ll be writing about the goals on my bucket list and generally injecting a lot more of my personality into the site.
I’m contemplating a YouTube channel where I’ll vlog about some topics I’m passionate about including dating/relationships & self development.
Finally I’m hoping to get a lot more people interested in the things I’ll be writing about as I believe there’s a lot of people living unfulfilled lives out there through conforming to societal norms!
Anyway, that’s enough for now..stay tuned!
Mmmm, a fresh glass of Heineken Lager from the Heineken Experience, Amsterdam