Tag: reflections

Remember it’s all luck (Tim Minchin’s Lesson n°3)

About a year ago, I stumbled upon Tim Minchin on the internet and was immediately caught. A great writer, singer, pianist & actor with a fantastic (if slightly odd) sense of humour… who could ask for anything more? Always measured in my enthusiasms, I thus immediately spent all of my…

In praise of “useless”challenges

A few years ago, I read a short essay by Bertrand Russell titled “Useless” knowledge. The paper argued that what is considered “useless” knowledge, knowledge that doesn’t have a direct technical use in one’s life, is unjustly disregarded by many. Russel argued that it is precisely these little…