The Throw-Away Person

In the canvas of human relationships, there exists a phenomenon that cuts to the core of our social nature – the experience of being a “throw away person”. This term describes individuals who find themselves unexpectedly and inexplicably cast aside by those they once considered close friends or confidants. To be clear, this post is … Read more

Losing more so-called friends – resolution for 2022

In 2022 – I aim to lose one more so-called friend. Did I say friend? I did not. I have no friends, so it is always so-called friends. They’re not many anyway – so it is easy to happen really. Now – as I was about to say, on 30th June 2018 I said that I … Read more

Are family members friends?

The easy answer to this is “family are family and friends are friends” – which is absolutely simplistic, avoidant and stupid. I’m using the word ‘friends’ here pretty loosely. Of course, I only recognised degrees of friendships. Nobody is my friend (and I’m not explaining that again). Factors compared The common overarching concept is ‘relationships’. … Read more

From no longer a friend

I’ve lost count now, the number of posts I’ve made on the nature of ‘friends’ and ‘friendship’. I’ll hyperlink to some of them at the end. If you jump straight into the conversation below you’ll miss the context, which I explain in the next paragraph. The Story This is a chat conversation from Google Hangouts … Read more

The Perfect Mate

This is an exploration Star Trek Next Generation Season 5 Episode 21 – The Perfect Mate. I strongly recommend viewing it in full (Netflix) before reading this commentary – because this is a movie spoiler. You have been warned. Preview video below. Spoiler alert The Enterprise was carrying delicate and irreplaceable Kriosian cargo, destined as … Read more