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When the creative meet the unrewarding world of social networking – a basis from Bertrand Russell

A [creative] boy will toil up hill with a toboggan for the sake of the few brief moments of bliss during the descent; no one has to urge him to be industrious, and however he may puff and pant he is still happy. But if instead of the immediate reward you promised him an old-age pension at […]

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The culture of self in societies that appear connected

A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role. ~ Yehuda Berg It is a particular trait among thinkers and of their thinking to […]

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Comparing the messages of Solomon and Jesus regarding generations and longevity

The contemplations over our life affect how we live.  In such thoughts, there are the concerns over generations existing together, what legacy one builds and leaves the latter, and the temporariness of all we have and build.  Such contemplation is good.  Wise men have done so.  They have left their words for us to reflect upon.  […]

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Writing – pen to paper or fingers to keyboard – tradition over modernity

These days, everyone is a writer.  That is what technology has done.  From the person who composes a short text message and garnishes it with the perfect emojis, to the one who prepares the agenda for an important board meeting, to the one writing in her own journal, everyone is writing.  Whether there is some […]

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Bipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings

Bipolar disorder has become the accepted name given to the manifest inner conflicts of disturbed individuals.  While there are questions and concerns over the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) itself, there are special considerations that arise as a person’s beliefs are considered.  The source of those beliefs also invariably comes into question.  Aside from […]

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How the diagnosis of bipolar disorder keeps a person psychologically trapped?

If you have had even a minimal contact with books on psychology and psychiatry, it is impossible that you have not heard of bipolar disorder.  It was previously known by a more sinister name, manic-depressive illness.  The words, bipolar disorder, evoke a vivid imagery; manic-depressive illness is even more evocative!  The idea of a person […]

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Analysis and problem-solving don’t bring real happiness

Happiness is such a basic human desire.  It also is one of the foremost pursuits of mankind.  Whether we are those who consciously pursue happiness or believe it to be like the light that shines through upon us through the clouds when the time for it has come, we all know the good sensation happiness […]

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Can real happiness be found through objectivity?

It would be difficult to place an exact event or time when a person experiences happiness for the first time.  One would very much hope, it was during the days of infancy, even before the faculties of reason had started to develop.  And so, by this way of referencing, happiness or the experiencing of it […]

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Creating a defense mechanism by assigning all ideas to the intellect

The intellect can seem like a safe realm to keep and examine ideas. However, if human interactions remain at that level, something is soon realized to be missing. Our response to suffering, ability to empathize and connect also are affected. In the age of social networking, what can we practically do to rise above it?

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How to compete without being enemies?

It seems the most common of tendencies, and almost instinctive for us to compare ourselves with another.  We are competing in appearances, in words, in wealth, education, nation, or some other reason that human society has developed to put a division in the family.  Our comparisons produce envy and jealousy, but also the aspiring to […]

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Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?

What is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail to distinguish between what I […]

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What is one to do when confronted by stories of evil?

I understand that so many of us would like to find a place of security and comfort, away from all the evil done in our world today.  And who are the doers of great evil?  Not the wild animals or some predatory birds; it is the people who live right among us, people who look and […]

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Admiration is only natural to feel

There is so much worthy of admiration in our world.  There always was, but we did not have the chance to know the existence of such places and creatures.  And now we are in a time when, if we choose to, we can find an endless supply of examples of Godly and of human creativity.  There […]

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Constructive use of social networking data through transparency

Transparency has taken on a new meaning in our day.  It is not only limited to what a person reveals online, but also how the revealed information is collected, inter-connected, and used to derive conclusions regarding that person.  The ones doing all this work also need to show transparency, thereby revealing their motives and intentions […]

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The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled through personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool | Technology | The Guardian Public data has become a means of dispassionately looking at humanity for […]

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Light over fear

Fear is one of the worst enemies of man.  Just from where one learns to fear and be afraid of the unknown is hard to say.  It is true, to stay with the unknown produces a sense of dissatisfaction within the human mind.  Man wants to know.  Once the unknown turns into something known, the […]

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The flow of spiritual waters to heal the human soul

To heal, mankind must become cleansed.  Though we desire it, this is not in our power to accomplish.  Not by the will of man, but by the will of God such a thing can be done. Eden Restored 22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of […]

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North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday. Source: North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze – France 24 Views At precisely this point of agreement, […]

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U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14

That’s a lot sooner than expected. Source: Scoop: U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14 – Axios Relevant discussion from December 21, 2017, General Assembly Overwhelmingly Adopts Resolution Asking Nations Not to Locate Diplomatic Missions in Jerusalem The point has often been made that Israel is the only real democracy in the middle-East. […]

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Iran bans use of US dollar in trade — RT Business News

Tehran has announced that purchase orders by merchants that are based on US currency would no longer be allowed to go through import procedures. Source: Iran bans use of US dollar in trade — RT Business News The deliberate shift away from the PetroDollar affects US’ role in the global economy.  What the US can […]

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