The utilitarianism of violence and other things that puzzle me #BlogchatterBlogHop

Here are 4 things about today’s world that puzzle me [yup I’m just directly going to start]:

  • Who runs the world?

Whenever I watched Game of Thrones, the one thing that always stood out to me was how little the people who were fighting to rule Westeros and sit on the iron throne cared about the actual people. I would wonder why they wanted to rule when they didn’t care about anything beyond the need to possess that throne.

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The other side of creativity

Any time I tell someone I’m a writer, I have received one of two questions. It’s either are you published. Or where can I read you. The second question is answered easily enough. I have a blog now and it is the most comprehensive way to read how or what I write. The first question though is always a dart through the gut. 

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Becoming the sun

Ever since I started to learn more about gender and gender expression, I have become fascinated with the concept of being gender neutral. The fact that there are people in this world who are going beyond the boxes we trap ourselves in and creating a space for themselves is both intimidating and empowering.

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10 things you can do for your mental health

I did a thought experiment recently that had only two questions. One of those questions was what you do for your mental health every day. I thought this was an important question because it would remind you to slow down and go through your day to understand that every day, we’re doing small activities that help us keep our mental health. We don’t have to do anything spectacular to take care of ourselves. And even if we’re unaware, we’re doing things to ensure we stay mentally healthy.

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Creating space for yourself

One of my favourite marketing lessons is the two ways in which you can create a competitive advantage for your brand. One is to encroach on someone else’s market share. So, if yours is 30% and your competitor is at 70% you take away 5% from them to reach 35%. The other way is to increase the size of the pie. While that doesn’t increase 30% to 35%, it does increase the value of 30%.

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