Fucking hell Karen, did you actually just say the word “disruption” again? God, I need to get out of this place. Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash

I don’t think you’re ready

Always said by some higher up who thinks that because they’re higher up, they know better than you. As though every step up the ladder of hierarchy equals a jump of 10 IQ points and the wisdom of Yoda. I’ve seen this said to multiple young, extremely talented and ambitious…

No, maximising your quarterly earnings isn’t going to make you happier. Photo by Campaign Creators on Unsplash

It’s a new year, so of course you’re going to be seeing articles, videos and life coaches everywhere advocating that you set goals and giving you frameworks for how to achieve them. I don’t think I’ve set a formal goal for myself with anything for a couple of years now…

Yum, can practically smell it from here. Photo by Emerson Vieira on Unsplash

I don’t see how you can justify eating meat. It’s bad for your health, it’s bad for the environment, and it’s immoral. — Self righteous, asshole vegan

I’ve heard the above dozens of times over the years. As you’d expect, it’s always unwanted, unsolicited “advice” that the vegan volunteers, as…

Just sitting down to chase some dreams! #girlboss yo! Ugh, please, just fucking stop. Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash

I have a private Instagram account that many would consider to be insufferably boring. I occasionally post a cute pic of my daughter, or something cool that I read, or maybe something funny that I’ve seen. …

Pete Ross

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