When I was small, I would often imagine myself doing and achieving amazing things. Things that most people would laugh at today. Acting in adventure films on the big screen. Going into space as an eccentric billionaire. Being an animator for big Disney movies. Being a major science-fiction writer. Owning and living in an enormous […]

  My life has featured a lot of unnecessary suffering. Self-conscious. Frustrated. Cynical. In a perpetual state of worry about gaining — and losing — the admiration of others. It took many years to realise that our many forms of mental anguish arise more from our judgement of others than of the perceived judgement others […]