Study of Societies

THE INEVITABLE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF EMPIRES

Strangely, it was the Roman citizens who breathed the biggest sigh of relief when the declining Roman Empire (27 BC – 1453 AD) finally collapsed. Perhaps this is true for most empires. The burden of an aging empire is painful for those unfortunates who have to endure it; they wish that it be gone quietly. […]

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Study of Societies

THE PANDIT, THE PARASITES AND THE PARROT

Every moment somewhere on earth a miracle happens. It is said that if you believe in miracles then you will see them happening. I am a believer in miracles. I am going to share with you a story about a miracle. On one winter afternoon, as we arrived back from a shopping trip, in the […]

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Mind Development

A DIALOGUE WITH RUMI

It was on the eve of my trip to Istanbul that I met him for the first time in my dream. That seems like a long time ago now. But we have become good friends lately. Regularly, chatting about the world and cosmos. At first I did not recognise him. An ordinary looking elderly folk, […]

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Mind Development

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINALITY

I am, because I exist. This statement is true for a vast majority of people. About 90% of Americans claim to be living unfulfilled lives. It is not surprising to see so many people fail in life; because mastering the skills needed to be successful requires hard work. The cliché, ‘genius is one percent inspiration, […]

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Business

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY

Our biggest drawback is our ignorance of selves; we often lack real understandings about ourself and our potentials. We certainly are capable of being creative. Yet, many of us confidently feel satisfied with mediocre attainments. The tragedy is as we age we stop believing in ourselves and stop being creative, which in time makes the […]

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Mental Health

LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK

Fear, dogma and loneliness are some of the psychological obstacles that impede our efforts and natural strivings for total rejuvenation. Each one of these entities works in a similar manner, constraining us to firmly remain in our comfort zones. Thus, loneliness is a defence mechanism obscured as a comfort zone. We pay a heavy price […]

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