general thoughts


May 24, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

I wrote this nearly 3 years ago. Nothing has changed. I’ve done nothing about it. I’m in the same shit situation as I was then. Except maybe now I get paid a little more at work. What does it take for someone to finally grab life by its arse and […]


May 24, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

you need to put yourself out there. you take a risk. maybe it’ll pay off. most of the time it won’t, but at least you tried. hey, it’s better to try and fail, than to not try at all. so i end up back at square 1. start again. from […]

Why people smoke

December 25, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

Why do people smoke? What possible benefit is there? There is no benefit. It costs a lot of money, it’s stinky and it causes cancer. But people continue to smoke. Why? Because they can. Because people don’t want to care about negativity. This is why the advertising will never work. […]

The Chair

December 5, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, “Using every applicable thing you’ve learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST.” So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are […]

Confidence is a wonderful thing

July 15, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

Never underestimate the power of confidence in your ability to do something. It sounds like a bloody obvious thing to say, it really does, but it’s true. Confidence affects everything and is a key factor, regardless of any actual skill or ability in the particular task. Case in point, I […]

The speed of life

June 18, 2006 Matt Thornton 2

I was in London a couple of weekends ago. I was catching a tube across London to get to Gatwick. In the crowded, sweaty carriage I stopped. I looked at the other people in the carriage. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many frowns and scowls on peoples’ faces. […]

The jealous mind

March 9, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

People are naturally jealous. Jealousy is a perfectly healthy emotion. It shows you care about something – that you’re prepared to be vulnerable, to have desires and dreams. Jealousy is a sign that there are parts of your life you feel you could improve. Most commonly, jealousy is in relationships. […]

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