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Alexander McMahon

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Energy vs Extroversion

I've often had people comment on my talkative, oftentimes loud nature. I do consider myself to be a sociable person. I rarely have too much trouble talking to strangers, whether it be over the phone or in person. I'm not... Continue Reading →

Clearing Clouds

Today, I feel happy. This shouldn't be such a statement, but considering many of the people I encounter, both face to face and online, I feel like it's a far rarer phrase than many might otherwise expect. Last Thursday, I... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Imperfect

Despite the growth I've made in my life, and the better person I believe I have become, I find myself constantly concerned with the opinions of others. None of us could consider ourselves perfect, though there's no denying that many... Continue Reading →

Becoming Brave

I've never considered myself a brave person. I'm very non-confrontational. I don't like heated arguments with people (although I love a friendly debate) and I would likely back down if threatened at all. It has been said, however, that the... Continue Reading →

The Key to Joy

I love food. I know most people enjoy it. We all eat things we like, for the most part. It's a part of that biological incentive to keep eating. Y'know, so we don't die. But I really love food. Tomorrow,... Continue Reading →

A Superb Superpower

One of the oldest questions in history can be summed up in just three words: 'what is happiness?' Many might relate it to good things happening, or maybe more good things than bad things. It could be about pleasure over... Continue Reading →

A Game of Numbers

I've never been particularly concerned about my weight. I say particularly because it's hard to not have some degree of self-criticism, some degree of comparison with one's own imperfect body and the 'ideal', whatever the latter may be. Many of the people... Continue Reading →

Three More Years

Racist, selfish, scared. These are three words that I've heard used to describe the overall Australian voter base after the recent federal election, the population of Queensland in particular. It's been difficult to come to terms with the wave of... Continue Reading →

Trial Treatment

I'm very hard on myself. This is something that those who have not known me for very long may not be aware of. I'm self-critical, obsessive, and struggle to give myself apologies or excuses. It's because I'm something of a... Continue Reading →

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