Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy

American psychologist Paul Ekman pioneered the study of human emotions creating an atlas of thousands of emotions. These can be boiled down into seven: anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise. For Disney Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out, we start with the basics. A child, Riley, is born. In her head she experiences her… Continue reading Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy

Rush: fear, rivalry, a playboy and a rat

‘With fear, you must prevent nor cure. Fear must not be allowed to take hold in the first place. If you are in a canoe, never listen to the roar of the rapid ahead before you let go of the river bank. Just do it!’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes Some great men and women are defined… Continue reading Rush: fear, rivalry, a playboy and a rat