Category: Society & Culture

Suicide: Lessons from the tragic death of Shane Tuck

Michael Tuck is one of my heroes.  A seven-time premiership-winning legend of the Hawthorn Football Club who played a record four hundred and twenty-six (426) senior games for the club between 1971 and 1991. He is also a father that recently lost a son, Shane Tuck — an AFL legend in his own right — to suicide from the impact...

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Why ‘practice makes perfect’ is BS

We’ve all heard it before. Many times. The phrase ‘practice makes perfect’. The notion that if you practice something enough, you will eventually be able to do it perfectly. Become an expert, a genius, a star. What BS. Since the mid-1500s, iterations of the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ have been uttered by all sorts of people, some famous, others not...

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Generation X – Please be seated for your midlife crisis

Generation X followed that of the Baby Boomers and preceded the Millennials. It’s our time for a mid-life crisis. By no means, it is an exclusive club. Almost all of us will experience it in some form. Research suggests that men are more likely to experience it, but no-one is immune. Symptoms vary. Yours may be different, but here are...

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