“We cared little for what lay beyond the borders of our land. Songs we have that tell of these things, but we are forgetting them, teaching them only to children, as a careless custom.” We Lack Discipline look at this quote from Théoden, King of Rohan, in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and how meaningful it is for human lives, curiosity and advancement.
Category Archives: personal
Where Have I Been? – A Catch Up
A short explanation as to why WLD has been so sporadic the last few months with pretty photos of some March, early spring, scenery and insects.
My Life and Insomnia
A look at insomnia, how it affects me, and what I think we need to do to move forward as a society less judgemental of those with sleep issues and more open to managing the more extreme treatment options that we currently are hesitant to prescribe.
My Life and Disappointment
A look at expectation and reality in the human mind and how they can lead to disappointment with the focus being on people who have low expectations and for whom the reality is even lower. People with bad luck who are being failed because society refuses to acknowledge the reality of how life works.
The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
A look at a few concepts of value, and some psychology of economics with a view to me puzzling out my own future.
Hated (But Misunderstood) Animals: Final Thoughts
A short summary of the work I did on learning about, and writing about the top ten hated species who really don’t deserve to be.
I reflect on my thoughts and feelings of what I’ve learned about different species, how I felt about it, what it has given me moving forward and give a little personal perspective.
It’s been a genuine project! I can’t even say I put this much effort in when I was an undergrad. And I am changed because of it.
We Lack Discipline: 1st Quarter Review
A personal, quick catch up detailing what’s happening with the site, what the future might hold and thanking people for their support.
My Life and Rejection
A short article about rejection and rejection sensitivity dysphoria, a symptom that typically manifests in those with neurodivergent or mental health conditions.
My Life and Intolerance to Uncertainty
A first-person, almost stream-of-consciousness account of fear caused by uncertainty in someone with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), with focus on intrusive, unwanted thoughts of negative outcomes, gathering information to assist in feeling more comfortable, distraction and routine-building to help out as well as just accepting failure as an option!