Musings

Your 5 monkeys

Your 5 monkeys

You may have heard of this, apparently there was a scientific experiment in a lab with 5 monkeys. The monkeys were in a large cage with a ladder. The researchers delivered a banana at the top of the ladder, but when a monkey went to retrieve the banana the researchers...

F*ck you and thank you

F*ck you and thank you

I am incredibly grateful for 2019. But just between you and me (and the rest of the internet) what a sh*t year... Romantically, it began with the end of a relationship of almost 8 years, an extremely difficult and painful decision. Mid-year fell madly in love, only to...

Keep your cup full

Keep your cup full

"Fill your cup" they say. It's all about taking that self-care time, doing what you love. Putting on your oxygen mask before you help those around you. If you can fill your cup you'll be happy and relaxed all day and energised to make the best decisions, you'll...

Haters gonna hate

Haters gonna hate

“Privileged white middle class existential self help”. That’s what my post represented to the person who left the comment. I wasn’t surprised that type of comment came my way. But I was surprised that it came from a good friend, someone who I believed had my back....

The Case For Love

The Case For Love

F*ck, d*mn, sh*t, spam, Merry Loving Christmas! We all know 'love' is a thing, right? Well many of us do. But did you know that for some people ‘love' is just another four-letter word!? I know because I’ve been there, and it made me quite disillusioned with the nature...

UNPOSSIBLE

UNPOSSIBLE

For many years the 4 minute mile was UNPOSSIBLE. “Unpossible”?? What the heck are you talking about Andrew?! Well, some things are technically “impossible”. Period. Everything else just hasn’t been done, yet. This post is all about such things, so for the sake of...

Transhumanism and transrationalism

Transhumanism and transrationalism

I’ll admit it. I’m a trans-humanist. What does this mean? It means I want to leave humanity behind and transition to the next phase of our evolution. Whatever that may be. When I was younger I wanted to do this by emulating the advanced life forms I saw on my...

Merry Fucking Christmas!

Merry Fucking Christmas!

Merry Fucking Christmas! (Ooops, that just slipped out. If that offended you, my bad, I didn’t give any warning there. But fair warning now, in this post, shit’s about to get real. I mean dark, and serious as a heart attack. So if you’re easily offended, probably best...

Fear of not falling

Fear of not falling

So I didn’t successfully complete this climb, not legitimately, I fell down and my feet touched the ground in the middle. But I kept going and I got there. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrew Ramsden (@andrewramsden.com.au) on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:16pm PST...