Author Archives: Thought Student

About Thought Student

A lover of learning who blogs about history, life and opinions at thoughtstudent.wordpress.com

Guilt

“Guilt is not a very constructive emotion.” — Paul Keating (The Redfern Park Speech, 1992) I came across this quote yesterday and I found it interesting. I think everyone would admit to having felt guilt at some point in their … Continue reading

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Fence Sitting

Some days I have opinions that I will refuse to back down from. But there are other days when I find that I don’t really seem to have a hard and fast opinion on various issues and I find myself … Continue reading

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Stories of Life, Part 5

I’ve heard it said that we are an average of the 5 people we spend the most time with and whether it is because of the memories we share with other people or because of the impact they have on … Continue reading

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My Blogging Journey

It’s that time of year again. A time of year where I get to celebrate having reached another milestone, even if most of my friends don’t know about it. In celebration of my blog’s 2nd Birthday, I thought I’d share a little bit … Continue reading

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Politics in Ancient Sparta

Many changes in Spartan politics have been attributed to Lykourgos. However as Plutarch writing in the 2nd century AD said, “nothing can be said about Lykourgos that is not disputed”. Historians question whether he was a real man, many men … Continue reading

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Windows

I love to have views stretching as far as my eye can see, mainly because they’re pretty but also because they remind me how big the world is. Windows don’t necessarily need to be big to make me remember the world is … Continue reading

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Changes

Trees (provided they are not of the evergreen variety) are one of the few things in this world which as time passes, undergo constant visible and repeated change. In my backyard there is a tree like the one in the picture. I noticed … Continue reading

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