I believe it was the philosopher Kant who said that the intention of what we do is just as important as what we do – or how well we do it.
Okay, I don’t remember if it was Kant, but … the idea is right: The intention matters. It matters a helluva lot.… Read more
It’s important to take a step back and look at the reasons why things turned out as they did. They are seldom simple, nor black and white. They seldom fit into the ‘personal quality lack’ or ‘inevitable fate’-explanations that we seem to be so attracted to.
While I did a project at university about attitudes towards foreigners (immigrants) I read a paper (one of a truckload) about human psychology.… Read more
Alone one whole evening with Jay for the first time and it went rather badly. He wouldn’t take the bottle, or even a small glass of milk from Char. Not without screaming his lungs out.
I stopped after a while and just let him sleep in the carriage until Char came home.… Read more
When you are waiting for your first child to be born and your life to change forever (again), you can decide to pass time by focusing on all sorts of other things, maybe even go workaholic about it. Or you can decide to just be ready and focus on all sorts of other things, only insofar as they serve not to keep you restless.… Read more