Thousands of young men will protest me writing this article. It is sure to reduce the number of bikini photos that young women post on Instagram.    There will be fewer 6-pack photos as well.    One of the criticisms of social media is that it exacerbates insecurity, that it gives unrealistic standards for the rest of us to compare our bodies and lives to.    All those people with chiseled abs and luscious curves harm the self-image of those of us out there who will never look like them.   But what if the dad-bods and curves-in-the-wrong places aren’t the only ones suffering? What if the 6-packs

I was fourteen years old and devastated on having missed out. What did I miss out on? On being one of the captains of my year group at school. Two of my good friends got it instead, and I came third.    Well, I decided that I was not going to come third next year. I wanted to be a grade captain, and knew I’d be a good one.  So I decided for next year I would leave nothing to chance   I began a habit. I would go around the playground to as many people as possible every day, smile at them, talk to

Click www.facebook.com/ads/preferences   If you have Facebook, then this link communicates what Facebook thinks your interests are! If you find them funny, feel free to post them and tag @with_joewehbe with #interestmapping.    But the real question is, are you going to let others, be they friends, family or social media sites - tell you what your interests are? Or are you going to craft them for yourself?   Interest Mapping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1auVX6F1c Interest Mapping is a ten minute exercise that helps you unlock the potential of your life, by revealing to you the things you can most passionately and intrinsically work on.    Credit for it goes to my good

Have you heard the one about the pirate who chased the horizon?    There was once a young boy from a small coastal village, who used to dance and play   From the moment he could walk and talk, skip and jump, the young boy found a love for the sea. He would take his friends on small boat rides in the creek, imagining brave adventures, singing and dancing along the way.    And everyone in the village celebrated in particular this young boy boy because he had a gift for sailing. They told him that he would change the maps of the world, that he

There was once an old man who lived in a cottage on the outskirts of town.    And let me tell you, the old man was a bastard.    He worked his way into a wheelchair by neglecting his health, and demanded everything of everyone. Most of all his son, who came by everyday to bring his elderly father fish and bread.    And almost everyday the old man would have something negative to say.    “You’re late”   “You were supposed to bring me rye, not plain”   “You were supposed to bring salmon, not tuna”.    “You’re not looking well boy. You’re looking unhealthy, overweight and sluggish. Doesn’t that wife feed you?”   “You’re

I’m not in the habit of collecting enemies but if I did want to torture someone I wouldn’t trick them into a one, two or three-out-of-ten lifestyle.   I’d trick them into a Six-Out-of-Ten-Life    When life is rated one or two, it’s so painful or horrible that you will not put up with it for long. You’ll make a change, move into another lane, another job, and avoid.    But what do you do when the needle hovers somewhere near, or just above the middle? It’s that awkward spot where you ask, is this it? Is it worth aiming higher? Is it possible to be

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