The curse of comparing yourself to others

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As a species we’re instinctively on the lookout for constant improvement. It’s part of our most basic workings to want to be better because it maintains our survival. Not only does this apply to each of us as individuals; it creates a kind of competitive streak overall, making us note who’s superior, that is, more […]

Confessions of a Provisional Driver

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“Don’t get too cocky, Aisling. Not every lesson will go well.” My mother’s words were quite prophetic. Days after returning from Sziget festival, lessons five and six were on the horizon. Not to exaggerate in any way, but after the week-long festival I was quite literally dying. I couldn’t breathe deeply, exhale quickly or giggle […]

College or life; what is next?

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Paula O’Sullivan takes a look at the options available to all those seeking out their futures…