“The modern world is calling on our young people to create their destinies and own their greatness. It’s exciting when it works, but must be terrifying pressure if you don’t feel up to it as a 13 year old.”
Sometimes, the simple act of non-conformity or confounding expectations can yield the most astonishing results.
As most of you will be aware, I work for myself and work from home. This means I get a little fatigued of my surroundings, and as a result tend to treat my local pub like most people treat their lounge rooms i.e. I need no good reason to be there, and if I want to read a book, I will.
So tonight found me at my new local, The Edinburgh, armed with Breakthrough by Nordhaus and Shellenberger for what one might call professional development, and The Steep Approach to Garbadle by Iain Banks for what one might call leisure.
One causes quite a stir it would seem by sitting in The Ed of a Friday night with books. Continue reading