Posts tagged ‘defining moment’

December 7, 2012

my first fountain pen


defining moments 11 missed out

November 30, 2012

the best part of the week

defining moments 8

November 15, 2012

points for effort


October 18, 2012

a tendency to overgeneralise


I’ve always hated board games, most of them anyway, like monopoly. I don’t mind the pure chance ones, like Ludo, which allow me to be totally fatalistic, but games like monopoly which require decisions and strategy as well as luck just made me feel like a stupid loser. I don’t know how much I believe in self-determination, if that’s the right word: I’ll never forget when I was 12 or 13 deciding that I was going to get a handle on Maths, that if I just studied enough I’d be able to do ok and pass my tests. I based my conclusion on a sample of one test, which I studied for and did more abysmally than usual on, that there is no cause and effect, things are totally random and I might just as well give myself up to my fate, and I was fated to be crap at Maths. Look how I still write it with a capital letter.