As I sit here tonight, it’s Saturday night and everyone is in bed, I give thought to the phrase; mistaking a shiny penny for the sun, and I can’t say where it comes from. It says a lot in only a few words, so I thought I’d expand on it this week. It highlights the folly in materialism, of capitalism, and of the pursuit of one’s self in the world of things. I says I’m a fool, but
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Is scepticism a valued attribute of thinking in today’s society? Are sceptics valued or reviled? It’s certainly valuable to have healthy dose of scepticism, but maybe those social groups to which we belong would prefer if we’d get in line and be quiet. Maybe we ostracise ourselves and bring on unwanted attention when we question […]
I read a post this morning on The Resilience Institute LinkedIn profile on how to be resilient in face of challenges, and it prompted me to put a short article together. The LinkedIn post shared an article reporting that exercise helps build resilience. In short, I’d have to agree. Here’s why It seems to me, […]
Work for many people is a kind of prison. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say it represents a kind of psychological prison, the alternative to which, is often inconceivable. But what are we if we are not volitional, the active agent in our own lives capable of making decisions without the imposition of some […]