Psychology

Creativity, Communal Experience and Mental Health

(written in 2015) I’ve recently had the good fortune to become part of the musical community of Madrid and to encounter a group of fun, interesting and creative people. Like me, they appear to be curious, sensitive, restless and occasionally troubled souls, searching for the elusive and using performance as a way to simultaneously attempt …

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Cynicism, Scepticism and Free Thought

Cynical? Realistic? Positive? Naive? Though individual experiences and attitudes inevitably vary between individuals, it is thought that around the age of 45, our cynicism starts to grow. This creates great material for satire, but is it a positive or negative development?? ‘Cynical’ is a word which creates a trigger that screams of negativity as soon …

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