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The Student said,   Speak to me of existence. For this world is deceptive — in every corner dances a different shadow of what to pursue, what to follow.   And the Doorman said,   Here I stand on the shoulders of giants, for it is not I, but many before me who pointed out that existence is essentially playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever.   It is like music or theatre. The whole purpose of it is simply to be enjoyed, to engage others, and to stimulate them. It is an experience. In one way of thinking, music, theatre and art are not essential —

Questions followed the remorseful billionaire everywhere…   ‘How do we make money?’   ‘How do we build wealth like you?’   So he gathered a crowd and addressed them once and for all.   ‘Look,’ he said, ‘take it from me, yes I’m a billionaire, but I burned bridges to get here. I chased glory and left a trail of destruction in my wake. Those around me suffered, and in the end it wasn’t worth it. Now I’ve learnt to let it go and live a more balanced life.’   But the crowd got angry and said, ‘it’s easy for you to say, having made the money already! Once we’ve

I had a crushing existential crisis recently…   Don’t worry, I managed to dig myself out of it. Not only that, but I think I can reduce its occurrence in future. This experience is not just ‘feeling down’ — it’s a completely undocumented illness that plagues the modern world called the Existential Flu.   What’s the Existential Flu? When your thinking is invaded by negative questions, self-doubt, low self-belief, a sense of meaninglessness, fuzzy-thinking, frustration for life and… well, that feeling of being hopelessly lost.   These thoughts are not accurate, they don’t reflect your reality or progress in life — they are an invasion.

Uncertainty has many benefits.   What is undiscovered cannot yet be seen. Venturing to new territories is essential if we want to discover new opportunities.   Christopher Columbus never meant to discover America, but stumbled upon it by accident — how could he have found it any other way?   So instead of expecting the Room you’re in to change, try opening a new Door.   For the roads of man trace only familiar paths — those already trod by others. And to re-trace those steps is to fight against your very nature. Traveling this way, you will never be content.   For some part of you is unique, and quite

Dear Constant Students,   Today I’m speaking to all members of the community, as well as anyone connected to this journey from afar. It’s been about a year since Liam and I began running workshops and then welcoming in our first members.   In that year I’ve learnt so much — I’ve made so many wonderful mistakes, had some enlightening failures and seem to have gained the world. But I’ve also been terribly frustrated and disappointed too!   Today I want to discuss just how important you in the community are in making this all work. As a reminder, The Constant Student is a community that

There was once a hippy — who didn’t shave his armpits, didn’t shower, and lived out of caravan parks.   And one day a blue collar worker drove past the hippy and scoffed at him. ‘Freeloader’ the blue collar worker mumbled to himself.   ‘That hippy will never do an honest day’s work his whole life’ the blue collar worker said to himself. ‘How sad.’   The blue collar worker drove to do a job at the house of a white collar worker, an accountant. The accountant scoffed at the blue collar worker, saying to herself ‘this man has to work with his hands, he’ll never

      Ken Robinson is one of history's greatest thinkers on education. We unpack him over a range of episodes on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast starting with episode #247 (Go here for the podcast, and here for the weekly summary).    While we unpack notes from his book 'Out of Our Minds' in this post, today we deconstruct this three amazing TED Talks, including talk no. 1 which remains the most viewed TED Talk of all time!             TED TALK No. 1 — Do Schools Kill Creativity?   Do schools kill creativity?   We have no idea how the future will play out

The man with most viewed TED Talk of all time with 72 million views! Ken Robinson is one of the people I have the most respect for — a brilliant orator who brought humor and leadership to a field that needed a lot of attention. This blog corresponds to the first half of my podcast series (go to #247) with Luke Smith unpacking his significance for our lives.    I'll do a separate post unpacking his three amazing TED Talks!   What will you get out of this series?   I thought of three main things we could get out of unpacking Ken Robinson. Discover your

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