The Inner World – the undiscovered terrain

As I’ve been reading Into the Wild, I’ve had a strong sense that McCandless’ journeys through the physical landscapes of North America were a means of searching an inner landscape that he yearned to explore. In this blog piece, Looking for Another Country, Dwight Longenecker writes that: C.S. Lewis names this longing with the German word sehnsucht. He calls […]

Be Happy: Leunig, Authenticity & Reality

Each time we discuss illusion and reality we return to the notion that money and success will not automatically lead to happiness. Which is all fine and well…but what, then, does lead to happiness? Be Happy, an article on ‘Less Wrong’, which describes itself as a ‘blog community devoted to refining the art of human rationality’, brings together, […]

Prompts for Whose Reality?

On the website VCE Study Guides I found a list of the different types of prompts you could expect to encounter. What you should be working towards is getting together a generic essay that you can shape to fit any of the prompt types. Look at the prompts within the groups and work out the approaches you could […]