Mind Development

THE FIVE PILLARS OF A FUNCTIONAL AND HEALTHY BRAIN

Given the choice, everyone and I mean everyone would like to have the privilege of ‘a head start in life’, and there is no ambivalence about this. For the vast majority of the population however, this option does not exist. So the unprivileged resort to a lifetime of struggle, while holding on to an unfulfilled and undying wish for a…

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Study of Societies

THE LOGIC OF THE COMING GLOBAL UPHEAVAL

The realities of life are harsh and discomforting. And there is nothing more discomforting than truth. So we seek refuge in lies. We indulge in denial, because we wish to avoid the pain of facing realities. But the problem is that we can deceive ourselves only for so long, for we cannot ignore the inevitable indefinitely. We may attempt to…

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Business

FAILED LEADERSHIP

There is one vital entity that continuously dominates all spheres of life. That entity is energy. So vital to life, so vital to the dynamics of life that we can say with certainty that without energy there would be no life. For life to continually exist in a competitive world, it needs mobility. Life is a force that compels mobility…

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Mental Health

MEETING ONE’S NEMESIS (Part Two)

Life is about learning and experiences. We learn the most difficult lessons in life through experiences – experience is our greatest teacher. We value the information we gain through experiences and we keep it in our memory for decades. The brain has a big storage capacity, although the brain does discard meaningless information on a regular basis. But the important…

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Mental Health

MEETING ONE’S NEMESIS (Part One)

The human mind is a powerful and potent force – no, let me correct this and rephrase it. I think the human mind is full of potential and ability to become a powerful force, but is actually a sensitive and vulnerable force. At times it is too fragile for its own good. The mind is the ultimate in complexity; it is…

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Study of Societies

THE CLASSES THAT SUBVERT PROGRESS

In life, you are either a predator or you are prey. The predators are at the top of the food chain, chasing and luring the prey with deception. This is done cunningly and adeptly to bedazzle and psychologically blind the prey. Mesmerized and confused prey is easy to control and to overpower. This is the way nature works; it is…

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Study of Societies

SADDAM’S TWO CRIMES

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642).  Alliances are created to enhance interests, and are abandoned just as eagerly when interests shift elsewhere. In politics there is no such thing as permanent alliances, only permanent interests. Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937 – December 30, 2006) and the US…

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