Discovering optimistic individuals and their contribution to our world


All Writings, Individual, Psychology, Society, The Young

In this interconnected modern world, there are possibilities like never before. The possibility of discovering optimistic individuals who can contribute positively to our world is definitely there. It is with optimism for such a possibility that enormous efforts have been made. From a local level to the global, this possibility drives so much human communication. […]

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January 10, 2020

When attention is sustained, a small change can hold the potential for a major shift


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Psychology, Self improvement

Could it rightly be said that small things can hold the potential for a major shift?  It is possible that you already understand the possibilities.  It is possible, you have seen by way of observation, or experienced in your life when such a thing happens.  A very simple, innocuous-seeming conversation, reading a passage in a […]

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August 9, 2018

Remembering what my father said about belief


All Writings, Blog, Psychology

I remember my father as a wise man.  He acquired a wisdom that comes from doing work with his own hands, tinkering with any machine for hours and finding a fix when many others would simply give up.  And he had the gift of interacting with people face-to-face with an uncommon familiarity.  I don’t know […]

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June 26, 2018

How does a movie differ from real life? And why does present life seem like a movie?


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Observations, Society

Art follows life, or does life follow art?  This question seems nowhere more relevant than in the case of movies.  Movies are the depiction of life.  The characters in some cases are so relatable, that people have seen themselves on the movie screen.  They learn lessons, find out their own mistakes, and understand more about […]

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December 8, 2017

Indian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

It has to be maintained that, when history would look back upon the Indian government’s decision of demonetization, factors more significant than political party and economics would be considered.  Did the present Indian government under the BJP have complete and full understanding of the implications, and of the effects of demonetization as they would be […]

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May 25, 2017

The future of human society is predicated upon our perception of justice


All Writings, Observations

The featured image: Weighing of the Heart Book of the Dead written on papyrus showing the Weighing of the Heart in the Duat using the feather of Maat as the measure in balance. What is justice?  Is personal justice and justification more important than social justice?  Is human intelligence capable of offering satisfactory justice?  Is divine justice the only possible hope […]

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April 3, 2017

The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking


All Writings, Observations

  The website, “The Critical Thinking Community” carries this definition of critical thinking, on one of its pages: Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, […]

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March 24, 2017

Losing balance with extremism


All Writings, Observations

It is peculiar at this present time, how polarized and unbalanced human thinking has become.  In the quest to take sides, either for mysticism (eastern thought) or for western thought (materialism) there is a dangerous imbalance that is seen.  This shift toward materialism is no doubt an expression of the decline in human thinking and […]

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March 1, 2017

Short thought – 6 – The preferred lie


All Writings

An assumption took hold, An imagination was sold, Men would find the way out of damnation, People would create their own salvation.   The dream lives on, The effort goes on, While the struggling masses wait, There is rampant injustice within the gate.   Science has not tried long enough, Philosophy has not explored deep […]

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February 28, 2017

Tested by our own beliefs


All Writings, Individual, Observations, Society

The idea of freedom is an illusion. Human beings have never been free. We are chasing illusions, and we serve those illusions. So how can a human who is capable of believing, ever be free? Our beliefs hold us captive! What is more, we need something to believe in to do anything. The words that come out of our mouth are out of belief that, those words will carry the same meaning to the listener. IF not, then silence becomes belief!

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February 18, 2017