Don’t believe what you think

“I think Donald Trump is a genius”, “I think Donald Trump is an idiot”. A significant percentage of the people in America believe one of these statements. Assuming that one of them is correct, or partially correct,  the other must be wrong. That means there […]

Read More

Who’s in control of your life?

It would be comforting to think that we were in control of our lives. Indeed, the more elements of our life we have some control over, the more confident and happy we generally feel. However fate has a habit of upsetting our well prepared plans […]

Read More

What’s retirement really like?

I recently facilitated a seminar  about preparing for retirement. At the beginning of my talk I asked a couple of people to try and answer the question “Who are you?” The answers that both gave were similar. They were variations on their CVs – their […]

Read More

“I’m not really that old”

Most people over 60 don’t feel as old as the date on their birth certificate suggests. I certainly can’t believe I’m in my 70s and feel sure that I’m really in my early 50s. Most of my friends suffer from similar delusions. It’s not really […]

Read More