Written by Linds Redding a few months before he died last year aged 52, “A Short Lesson on Perspective” is a must-read when we need reminders not to take ourselves too seriously.

“Pretty soon, The Overnight Test became the Over Lunch Test. Then before we knew it, we were eating Pot-Noodles at our desks, and taking it in turns to go home and see our kids before they went to bed.”

It would would be unjust to summarise the rest of the essay. Rest assured that it is insightful and melancholy and quite beautiful. It embraces both regret and failure and denies self-pity. I’m glad I spent ten minutes reading it.