The University of Hull is an excellent place to study, which is reflected in its winning of an Outstanding Administrative Services trophy at the Times Higher Education Awards, plus a £200m redevelopment project that’s transforming its many listed and iconic buildings. What’s more, the campus also contains Hull University Business School (HUBS), the home …
Peak Oil is something most of us have heard of – it is essentially the realisation that oil is running out but is more specifically defined as the point at which the extraction of oil has reached its maximum and goes into terminal decline as an available, naturally occurring resource. But now we are increasingly seeing media reports of Peak Stuff – its everywhere, every analyst and every economist has latched on to the fact that, for apparently no good reason, we have simply stopped buying as much ‘stuff’.
Fear is an incredibly powerful emotional state. It can paralyse us or it can fill us with a high-intensity urge to fight our way out of trouble. The paralysis option usually manifests itself directly from a sense of powerlessness – and we don’t have to look far to see endless examples of this in our everyday lives.
We individually feel powerless in the face of financial pressures; rising prices; and economic uncertainty. We feel ‘frozen out’ of the big conversations and their resultant decisions. Essentially we don’t get to have a say in how things play out.
Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. This blog is not advocating ignorance as a way forward or indeed trumpeting it as a life tool of any sort – we’re merely saying that, occasionally, sticking one’s head in the stand is temporarily preferable to engaging with reality. Every so often it is perfectly and normally human to feel the urge to take our lead from ostriches.