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


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

Reading Time: 4 minutesThese 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 […]

May 21, 2018

Why mentors and teachers are especially needed to counter extremism?


All Writings, Individual, Psychology, Self improvement, The Young

Reading Time: 8 minutesMentors and teachers are a special gift to the human society.  These cannot simply be understood to be professions or titles, or some kind of a degree that is earned from an institution.  Rather, these are linked to the personal qualities and concerns of the individual.  Even more so, it is connected with how a […]

February 6, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

February 5, 2018

Is it possible to have development without taking sides?


All Writings, Blog, Government, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesOne would normally consider the taking of sides as being counter-intuitive to the idea of development.  Whatever resources we have, we would want to use them in a planned, organized, and united effort to get the best possible results.  There is any number of examples of this.  In a family, when the father, mother, and […]

January 31, 2018

Keeping the thrill of technology in proper perspective to regain control in communication


All Writings, Self improvement, The Young

Reading Time: 3 minutesPeople seek thrill.  To fulfill that pursuit they look for adventure.  We all happen to be in a world right now where the next adventure is as close as our mobile phone.  When connected to the Internet, the whole world is open before us.  There are the possibility and prospect of visiting any place, reading […]

January 5, 2018

How can the youth protect themselves from addiction to technology?


All Writings, Psychology, Self improvement, The Young

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt has been with every generation, especially in the past 100 years that addiction to technology has been a very real possibility.  Since the start of the industrial revolution, the speed of change has been tremendous.  Dependence on machines and development in technology has gone hand-in-hand.  The younger ones, more enthusiastic and curious by nature, […]

January 4, 2018

Curiosity and a spirit of adventure for those who seek answers, not absolute certainty


All Writings, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhile it is very desirable to be able to come to a point of certainty, it is not always possible.  The rules we set, the goals we pursue, the desires we cherish could be examples of stable reasons for actions.  However, these too can change with time.  What appeared to be certain yesterday can appear […]

January 1, 2018

Finding peace through a willingness to adjust


All Writings, Psychology, Self improvement

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe willingness to adjust comes upon consideration of several factors.  While it is tempting to let all of one’s thinking and desires be centered on oneself or one objective, life rarely lets it be so simple.  There is a multitude of considerations for every person who recognizes his responsibilities.  Such a recognition brings a slowness […]

December 30, 2017