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My Dad likes to often remind me that “The world isn’t black and white, it is many different shades of grey”. And that’s all well and good and I have now lived long enough to fully subscribe to this idea. Unfortunately, there are just certain discussions in society where the debate always feels far more black and white.

A really easy and forever topical example is Elon Musk: Good guy or bad guy? …


All or Nothing

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I have what a lot of people would call an addictive personality. There are a handful of games in this world which I cannot casually play: I either totally ignore it and don’t play for months, or I am forfeiting sleep in order to spend more waking hours playing. There’s no in between, it’s either 0% or 100%.

And I’m like that with a bunch of other things, too. Including one that I’d like to talk about today: exercise.

So last year I did what might be the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. I ran 5km eery…


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Asynchronous: (adjective) not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

I’ve been thinking a lot about work recently. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about how I work and when I work.

I’m currently working in the UK managing a US project. I’ve been doing this for 16 months now and it’ll probably be a few more until my US visa goes through and I’m allowed back in the country. …


Spring 2021

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What do you think the best season is? I have a birthday in the autumn, and my favourite word in the English dictionary is autumnal. So that’s a pretty strong case. However there’s nothing like going on holiday in the summer and being able to be outside all the time in the extra sunlight. But then again, Winter has its charms too with Christmas, seeing loved ones and snow is quite pretty too.

They all have their pos and cons, but I think they all lose to Spring. Or, more specifically: this Spring. The Spring of 2021.

Never has a…


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Today, Let’s talk about Nostalgia

I generally engage in Nostalgia in a few different way. Sometimes it’s scrolling through old photos on Google photos, reading old blog on this exact sire, or listening to old playlists I made on Spotify.

It’s kind of amazing how these technologies can invoke such strong emotion in me. They have this really ability to take me to a certain place, a certain feeling, a certain emotion from a moment in time that has now long since passed.

And I’m really lucky because I’ve been backing up all oh my photos, writing all of my thoughts down on a blog…


AKA How to get shit done as a milennial

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I really don’t know if this is a just a me thing or if all millennials are like this or if it’s in fact the whole world. SO, in classic George vs Life fashion I’m going to put forward my thesis and we’ll just leave it out there in the world in case anyone happens to stumble across this little blog and tends to agree.

I’m not what you would call a highly motivated person. My motivation comes and goes. Whether it’s for doing something at work, or going for a run, or reading a book or ya know, just…


A lil life hack from me to you x

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Is anyone else really bored of walking the same old routes in the 2 mile radius of where you live? I know I am. Alas, today I have a life hack for you which could spice up your walks a bit, or also you could apply to basically literally anything else in your life. It’s up to you.

There are like 3–4 podcasts I listen to on a weekly basis, and a few more where I’ll tune in if I particularly like a topic or a guest. So I listen to a lot of podcasts, often more than 10 hours…


Or “Why you should upgrade your WFH setup”

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A couple of weeks ago I talked about what is effectively my framework for how I spend my money, this week I’m doing what is effectively the inverse: talking about the framework I apply for when I spend money.

The good news? It’s a pretty simple framework, which many people would say is just common sense. The bad news? It’ll still take >500 words of me rambling for me to finish this blog. Let’s get into it.

The framework is this: For any purchase big or small, compare the cost of the thing to the value that you’ll get from…


Seeing as it’s topical: Let’s talk about MONEY

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Today we’re going to talk about stocks because, well you know, that whole thing happened this week with Game Stop. I’m only typing that out in case someone in the future is reading this. If you’re reading it at any point in 2021, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s basically the entire news cycle right now, and if I’m completely honest I think I’m now a bit bored of it.

So let’s not bore each other with more talk about redditors, hedge funds and what shorting means. Today let’s talk about personal finance. …


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Can you feel that? That feeling of optimism? Long time no feel, amirite? Since the pre-2016 days. Pre Brexit, pre Trump. Remember when British people were saying Brexit was a worse thing to happen because America could undo their mistake in 4 years time? Well it kind of happened didn’t it. Unfortunately we still have to live without the EU. But anyway let’s focus on the positive: there is competence back in the white house.

You know, when a president rules via Executive Order instead of you know, actually making proper policy and passing it through congress. Well, it makes…

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