Author: Chris Lovejoy

Chris Lovejoy

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to meet someone that inspires us and changes how we think. They may be excellent in a domain that interests us and conversations with them may remain in our minds for a long time. However, this does not happen often. The vast majority of us are ‘normal people’ who, although…

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  A strategy to improve your communication Identify flaws Decide an appropriate method of improvement Practice it until you internalise it A personal example: I often spoke too little due to anxiety about not saying the ‘right’ thing. I decided to lower my standards for what’s good enough to say. After becoming comfortable to speak…

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Rapping everyday for a month For the past month, I wrote one rap/poem every day. I’ve decided to include them all here, for ease of future reference and to document the progression throughout the month. There were a number of ideas throughout which I intend to elaborate on further in the future.      …

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Sometimes you have to be ruthless if you want to make a change. One of his employees took a day off to see the birth of his first child, to which Elon replied something along the lines of “How the fuck can you prioritise that? We are trying to change the world.” Nobody is perfect….

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I’m a doctor working in the UK from a white middle class background. I studied at a good university, grew up in a countryside town and have never had to seriously struggle for money. Not exactly the background from which rap originated… Yet I want to be a rapper. Or, more accurately, I want to…

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Money Recently I have found myself thinking a lot about money. I want more of it. And no, I don’t want to buy a fancy car or the latest iPhone. I believe there is some truth in the trope “mo’ money, mo’ problems” (as well as in the retort “but I’d still rather do my…

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I wrote a short story as an entry for an essay competition entitled “What will British healthcare look like in 20 years’ time?” It’s not meant to be a particularly academic consideration of the question but rather a postulation of what advances may realistically occur within the defined time-frame. It came runner-up in the competition…

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Directed writing — when writing for a specific audience with a specific aim in mind. For example, a blog to bring viewers to a website, an article to present an argument or change someone’s opinion. Undirected writing — writing things that come into your head without any particular aim or agenda in mind. Directed writing follows the following process:…

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I recently attended a ‘speed poetry’ class where we were given different instructions (e.g. look at a photo/object and write about it) and then had a 5 minute time limit to write our poem. Below is a poem that I wrote when asked to think of an object in the room and write about what…