In a few weeks time I will have been on this planet for a quarter of a century, and none of those 12 months have been as good as the dozen that have just passed.
Despite family health issues, despite being unemployed for a large portion of it, and despite ending my longest ever relationship with a girl that I had loved for years, 2014 has undoubtedly been my best year on this rock we call home.
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Let us turn our attention to an age old debate. One that has been running for many years, and will no doubt still be running for many years to come. I have recently sacrificed my own trips to the gym to concentrate more on studying and reading, but does that mean that my knowledge is better than someone else’s strength? Does David still beat Goliath? Does Nerd beat Jock? Is brain better than brawn?
Since the biblical stories written centuries ago it has been the standard duel. Even today it is an ever-present format for battles and challenges. Art of Manliness writes “They are the two stock characters of many a movie and television show, especially those set in high school or college: the jock and the nerd. Brains and brawn. The meathead and the brainiac… The jock excels at sports, but has little between his ears. The nerd is a whiz in the lab but a total klutz on the field. The only time the two come together is when the jock reluctantly asks the nerd for tutoring help so as not to be kicked off the team for failing grades”.
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