You can’t pick your relatives, but you can pick your friends, or so the saying goes. Friendship – that mutual affection and companionship between people – is arguably one of the... More > most important aspects of life. Without it, what are we? Good friends support and understand each other; have fun together. Friends respect, share, listen, confide and trust. They form the foundations of our happiness, staying with us through life’s ups and downs. This little collection of quotes, mostly by philosophers and writers, showcases the very essence of friendship.< Less
Apathy is neither an enemy nor an illusion. It’s just a fact of life. Not to be confused with laziness (a reluctance to exert oneself), apathy is indifference, a lack of passion for a subject... More > and the many advantages of being apathetic are explored in this book.
Embrace your apathetic nature! Enjoy being a dilly-dallier, a fence-sitter, a procrastinator! Apathy has been around and documented since the Greeks. In fact, they first gave us the word apathy: the prefix ‘a’ meaning ‘without’ and ‘pathy’ meaning ‘passion’ or ‘intense feeling’.
Flip through this book and, apart from a great history of the subject, you’ll read about great hobbies for the apathetic (sleeping, drinking, watching TV, shrugging, sitting looking at walls), stupid causes, ideal occupations (monarch, student, priest, customer service operator, politician) and much much more!< Less
This is a compilation of the most annoying English clichés around today; those expressions that you hear time and time again and that make you cringe with irritation when you do hear them, but... More > which - even more annoyingly! - you find yourself using out of sheer habit. Examples featured include: by and large, to be honest, a categorical denial, courtesy call, these things happen, kill two birds with one stone, it's not the end of the world... and many more.< Less