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


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology

Reading Time: 12 minutesBipolar 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 […]

May 16, 2018

How to compete without being enemies?


All Writings, Blog, Observations

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt 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 […]

April 24, 2018

Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat 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 […]

April 4, 2018

The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


All Writings, Government, Individual, Press This, Psychology, Society

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though 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 […]

March 18, 2018

The conflicts and infighting of humans will end


All Writings, Blog, Observations

Reading Time: 3 minutesTo look upon the conflicts of mankind is an experience of great dismay.  Yes, there are those who have firmly come to the conclusion that to be in a state of perpetual conflict and infighting is the human destiny.  For we seem to have evolved from the lower state of existence through our struggles, developed […]

February 12, 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