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In praise of opposition

// If politics becomes only about winning, then there's a danger that opposition becomes a loser's game.

Written by Matt White

Picked by Amaris Cole

I spend a lot of time on Twitter, and therefore a lot of time learning people’s 140-character political views. And sometimes, that’s all a bit weird. But never more so than now – but this isn’t the time to mention Trump, because we have our own, less-crazy-but-still-a-bit-crazy political scene to handle. During the week of #traingate, Farage and Brexit maybe not meaning Brexit, we posted this. And it’s good.

The serpent in the sands

// Sometimes we are just infants, railing against rules we don’t like.

Written by Jonty Langley

Picked by Christine Gilland

I love the way Jonty writes, and this particular post always speaks to me about the importance of being truthful with myself about why I believe what I do. It’s an older post, but always a challenging read.

How I survived am surviving depression

// There is a need for leaders who are willing to show their unfixed and broken parts, without having to wait for healing.

Written by Jared Ruttenberg

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

When this article reached my inbox I knew straight away that we'd publish it. Straight away it makes realise that for so many, depression and mental health issues are an ongoing battle and victory might not be as close as we'd like it to be.