I started this blog as a way to think out loud about realisations I make as I journey through my late twenties. As a medic, I don’t often get a chance for uninterrupted reflection, but when I do, I really cherish it.
Back in 2010, my passion for writing burst through the rigid boundaries of my medical student lifestyle focused around biochemistry textbooks and pulled me to into writing literary essays, subsequently resulting in the creation of Ireland’s favourite secondary school website led by me and other former students in the 0.1% centile.
It took me a long time to confess this to myself, as it didn’t quite fit with the stethoscope and bleep, but I enjoy writing about philosophy from first principles, not just to be analytical or help people with their exams.
I have discovered much about human nature with our cognitive quirks and paradoxical behavioural patterns through my writing. Much of what I think about challenges the assumptions of the culture we live in – not for the sake of it and often in a way I (exhaustedly) wish it didn’t, for example, attitudes to employment, what is important and what it means live a good life. Some of these realisations seem scary, but they also appear to cross the minds of many in my generation. Rather than just brushing these off, it made sense to crystallise my thoughts here for anyone’s perusal.
- lives in Dublin, born in Moscow
- medical doctor working in general medicine and psychiatry
- once an academically-obsessed ENTP with an eclectic quilt for a CV; academia has since been replaced with philosophy
- M.Sc. Finance, management consulting
- editor of a medical management publication
- founder of Ireland’s leading education website
- loves obscure brands and pearls
- compulsively drink Ippodo tea and just generally like Japan
- someday will build a castle to house every stray cat