What makes you feel alive?

This was an intimate and mentally efficient session. We even came up with "the 5 Cs", as a succinct and coordinated answer to the topic. Not bad for 60mins of chat, of which five minutes included a "what's your favourite childhood TV program?" icebreaker. When a guest shared they grew up holding TV aerials on their roof in India, in effort to catch signal for better shows in Bangladesh, you quickly realise how fascinatingly different people’s backgrounds can be.

And so now back to the 5 Cs, Connection - Charity - Challenge - Creation - Control. In sum, the following makes us feel alive.

Connection - Feeling alive depends on how and who with you spend your time.

Charity - Giving to others gives us purpose.

Challenge - Being out our comfort zone makes us feel alive.

Creation - For the artistic and entrepreneurial among us creating things and projects is important.

Control - This was a labouring point where drugs and lack of control and escapism were mentioned. Are drugs substitutes to make us feel like we’re in control when ideally we'd achieve control when sober?


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