The 'Good Choice' Fallacy

Recently I have been more aware of people's approach to making a 'correct choice', and consequentially I've been more conscious of the negative effects it can have. It is human nature to want to make the best decision because the best decision is the one that has the best results, but all too often we encounter situations where no decision will have very good results, or even more optimistically no decision will have much of an impact at all, and yet we fight for the best one any way.

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James's Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oatmeal

A meal that I frequently enjoy preceding a heavy training session (and every session is a heavy session when you're James Valaitis) is a bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal somehow has a reputation for being boring and I think it's because a load of nerds decided it was a health food and pretended that they're sucky excuses for oatmeal were super awesome healthy fun times.

I'm here to give you an example of a flavour of oatmeal which I look forward to eating and will often chose as 'treat food' over a lot of other stuff.

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Powerlifting with Multiple Sclerosis

It was the summer of 2012 when I was told there was something wrong with my brain. It transpired that I had multiple sclerosis, and I'm far enough away from it now to allow me to think about that day and not feel even a shadow of the emotions that tormented me whilst it was fresh.

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Discovering Music

For me, amongst other things, 2015 will be the year that I fell in love with Hip Hop. It started innocently in 2014 with my becoming re-interested in Eminem. However, as with many white men, Eminem was only a gate-way drug into a much bigger world.

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