19th February 2013

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we do not know we don’t know.”

Donald Rumsfeld, United States Secretary of Defense, 2002

Well, quite.

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22nd January 2013

“I know that I’ll get through this, I know that I am strong.”

Cher, Believe

Ok, cringe moment of the month has arrived. In our student house, we have taken to revising together in our living room to the background noise of cheesy 80’s and 90’s hits. We got particularly passionate singing along with this song. I do love it though.

16th May 2012

“You can think you know someone and then they say something or do something and suddenly everything changes.” 

Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Sometimes, all it takes it one remark, one statement or a few tiny (seemingly harmless) little words from someone to change your opinion on them. If your opinion changes for the better, then it goes to show how you can never truly know someone, no matter how much you thought you did – it is a welcome surprise. If your opinion changes for the worse, it still goes to show how you can’t truly know them – but it hurts more, because of how you valued them in your life.