Serendipity and evolution

I’ve just had the pleasure of reading George Monbiot’s thoughts on careers. It’s quite a good article and particularly nice to read if you haven’t taken a traditional career choice route and you’re feeling like a bit of failure. It’s interesting that he says that people encourage you not to specialise in journalism because I’ve always found that it’s my lack of specialization that holds me back. I always thought that everyone else knew all about specialising and they were busy doing it while I was drinking tea, chatting and make modern art with handy disposable things in student kitchens. My favourite part of the article has to be the end when he says:
“you have only one life. You know it is a precious, extraordinary, unrepeatable thing: the product of billions of years of serendipity and evolution.”
‘Serendipity and evolution’ – doesn’t it sound magical!! The words remind me of the Brights movement.

I passed a wonderful hour in the National Gallery earlier today. I have discovered that they run free tours every day and today was my first experience. There seem to be many free things to do at the National so I have resolved to take advantage of them and do as many as possible.

2 Responses to “Serendipity and evolution”

  1. Ellie Says:

    I checked out their website and the National Gallery is the place to be!!!

  2. Ella and bump Says:

    Come on Ceci, update your blog so we can catch up on all the London goss!

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