These pieces were written by some of the participants of the ‘ART OF THINKING’ writing course run by philosopher Greg Scorzo at Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester from October to December 2016. Over the 10 weeks the course enabled emerging writers to develop a new kind of philosophical writing. Participants enjoyed bouncing ideas off other people and exploring how complex and philosophically perplexing life can be. The aim was to get a more in-depth understanding of the way we can continually develop our own world views and keep an open mind. Here are three articles from the participants that exceed expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the contributions from the whole group.