While we’re all bemoaning the impact of coronavirus on our personal worlds, crises like these often change some aspects of our behaviour positively, permanently. Since the Esso Longford Bass Strait gas explosion in 1998 stopped our gas supply for several months and we had no hot water or stove, we switched to washing clothes in cold water…and never changed back. Unpredicted stock market crashes in 1987 and 2001 (repeated in 2008 and now 2020) led me to use professional investment advice, despite my own financial background. I proved to myself that someone else made better decisions than I had…and I became more conservative as well.
So what unexpected positive changes will the coronavirus epidemic bring, as it bears down so rapidly upon us?Read More »
In the Last Quarter of life (post-60), the purpose of life suddenly becomes unclear. Paid employment finishes. Children become independent and leave. You are free! …But to do what? And for what purpose?Read More »
I’ve just completed my first ever complete luxury tour. It included premium air travel, premium hotels, luxury cruising and a luxury national park experience. It was all wonderful… But that’s the thing. That luxury left me with uneasy feelings about whether spending all this money on me was the right thing to be doing. Luxury and me don’t seem to be good company.Read More »
Australia is a great country for tourism. And I love to travel. And tourism boosts the economy. But I’ve had enough. There are too many tourists. We don’t want any more.Read More »