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5 lessons learned from keeping a daily journal for 10 years

Approximately ten years ago, on the thirteenth of March 2009, I made a personal decision to keep a daily journal cataloguing my life journey. Rain or shine, happy or sad, I would document what happened in life. Now, over 3 650 entries later, I’d like to share some of the insights that were gained during ...

Farewell, E-Web Marketing

Working at a company is such a long and complicated story, it can be difficult to know where to begin – or which parts of the story to tell. Five years! – That’s as long as I was in...

Shawn Powrie
9 min read
5 life reflections at the end of another decade

I’ve reached the end of another decade of my life. I won’t say exactly how old I am now! But reaching this milestone has left me with a few thoughts to share. Reflection #1: Of the Seasonality of Life...

Shawn Powrie
11 min read
What is the “self”?

What is “self”? What is this thing that you call “me”? Every night, almost everyone in the human race surrenders a state of consciousness for a state of unconsciousness — we go to sleep. When you’re asleep, are you...

Shawn Powrie
1 min read
Embracing the paradox of Goodness and Greatness

“Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues....

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Some Thoughts on Free Will

Summary of my views on the subject of Free Will: It would seem that I can’t help but believe that I have free will! “The U.S. Supreme Court has called free will a “universal and persistent” foundation for our...

Shawn Powrie
15 min read
Blame, Fault, and Personal Attribution

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes The English phrase “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” has an interesting implication; it means to tell us that there are certain conditions under which we may become...

Shawn Powrie
11 min read
Is life a rough ride?

We all endure trials and challenges. We all endure difficulties, setbacks, frustrations, and non-ideal circumstances. Life can be a rough ride. But as this article will explain; the roughness of the ride of life that we experience depends on...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Goodbye Uni!

Four years, eight months, and twenty-five days — 10 high distinctions, 10 distinctions, and 6 credits — physics, electronics, mathematics, computing, information systems, astronomy and engineering — that’s what stands between me and the first day of my university education. Not as much or as long...

Shawn Powrie
17 min read