TODAY’S BLOG

WHEN I FAIL TO THINK CONSCIOUSLY

I decided not to interrupt your summer with further blog posts. We all want time off and need a little space. The new term has started, its already mid-September and we have, here in the UK, been experiencing some degree of “chaos” within “Government”. Frustration on social media has reached the point where I’ve actually deleted the Twitter app from my phone (again).

This morning I was walking the dog with my wife and she posed a question that stayed with me as I later drove to to the office in Raynes Park. “Do you feel regulated?” this had nothing to do with my day/life job and the field I operate in, but my emotional state. On our walk we had been discussing various topics, not uncommonly there was a sense that I get unhelpfully agitated by unfairness, greed, lies, deceit and corruption. Unhelpful in the sense that my choice of “expressive words” detract any empathy that any other participant within the discussion may have with and for the problem. I can be right but deeply wrong at the same time. She was quite right to bring this to my attention, its a pity that it is not new information to me, but then we have been married for 28 years. I am a slow learner I guess…

SOME HELPFUL THOUGHTS FROM DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

Rather than get bogged down with me in my internal world, may I encourage you to set aside 20 minutes to listen to a recording of David Foster Wallace. It is a recording of a speech that he gave in 2005 to graduating students at Kenyon College, a liberal arts college in Ohio. I know right, 20 minutes isn’t so easy to set aside. However, I found it hugely helpful with the daily adult struggle of managing our responses to the world around us. You may have heard it before, I hadn’t. I wanted to pass it on. The speech is cut into two recordings.

Here is the first.

Here is the second…. enjoy your day.

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

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