three reasons to stop working so hard

Working hard is an esteemed virtue in our society. Whether it is staying back at work, volunteering long hours for a community group or pulling all nighters studying for University exams, working hard is viewed as an admirable, even selfless act. As someone who used to coordinate volunteer environmental campaigns whilst studying a law degree…

the irony of being a lonely loner

I was a shy kid. I moved schools a lot and I found it progressively harder to make friends, especially in primary school. So books became my friend. At my last primary school I had a special spot to sit where no one could disturb me, behind a raised garden bed in the courtyard. There…