This is my blog, a place for me to sketch out some ideas and reflections. I called it ‘Passing the Torch’ becuase I like the idea of encapsulating and …
Jack Fuller
The two biggest forces that shape our lives are imagination and desire. We imagine things, and then we desire them. We are often driven by something we…
I found out today that a philosopher who had an influence over my life has died. His name was Roger Scruton; he wrote on a range of topics from archite…
Jack Fuller
Companies seem permanent - GE, Siemens, Ford, Nike, Apple, Four Seasons. But what are they really? A company is not a thing, like a shoe, for instance.…
Jack Fuller
One thing I haven't read anywhere in reviews of rap is how it often draws on the 'shadow side' of our natures. The term 'shadow side' comes from Carl J…
Jack Fuller
The fundamental nature of being is good. At first glance, this doesn't seem obviously true. There are a lot of bad things in the world: suffering, drud…
Jack Fuller
We all live in civilization, but what is it? Does civilization mean anything? I think it's important to have a good answer to this, because so often in…
The times I have felt most ambitious in life are around ideas: when I have found some grand new theory (evolution and Richard Dawkins, Goethe and class…
Jack Fuller
A poem I wrote when I first arrived in Oxford. It felt wonderful to be standing in the footsteps of so many others. I wanted to work at inheriting the …
Justin Vernon, from Bon Iver, wrote about having lived in so many places, and being pushed into so many roles and personas, by so many groups over his …
Recently I feel I have lost the sense of leading my own life. It feels more like life has been leading me. I have been feeling weighed down by the weig…
I've been experiencing the cliche of running into 'reality' as I get older. When I was 20 or so, it was much easier to have big dreams for the world. I…