Tag: humanities

 

Thought for tomorrow

The survival of the human race is truly our collective ultimate right. Rights afforded by humanity ought not to be used for the total destruction of humanity. Those who use rights as shields under which they may safely conspire to effect such destruction, risk having their rights stripped from them.Read More

Thought for tomorrow

“The disingenuous find comfort in shady spots – never any peace in the path of an oscillating spotlight searching relentlessly for the truth. ‘Tis only a matter of time that there is nowhere to hide.” Captain Walker  – Dec 2011

Like animals ruled as they are

Last night I had an experience – a simple one – most might think, that left me in some degree of bewilderment. I left it alone and allowed my ‘unconscious’ to process it overnight (while I slept). This morning I got up bursting with thoughts. I’m afraid most of youRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“The single thing that underpins the actions of a suicide bomber and the healing hands of a doctor, is the belief that it is right to do what they do. A sense of righteousness and justification, is therefore a powerful double-edged sword – one that can be wielded for goodRead More

Jiddu Krishnamurti – the reluctant ‘messiah’.

It has taken me about three-weeks of reading and listening to video material for 15 hours, to come to write this. So much in awe am I, about this great soul. I had read one of his books in my late teens and sadly did not realise at the timeRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Like a young bird about to take first flight discovers, the ‘freedom’ that awaits invokes fear – and later having mastered ‘freedom’ the youngster ‘thanks’ parents or siblings for giving that all important push!” – Captain Walker 2011

The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell has had a profound effect on my thinking and outlook on life. I read a significant number of his books and philosophical essays when I was around 16 – 19. It’s only, in recent years, when I overview the content of what I had read – stuff thatRead More

Of Justice and hunger

Research evidence has revealed that how lenient a judge might be is related to how close s/he is to a meal break! A hungry judge is an angry judge – you might think, and you’d be on the right track. Recidivism amongst offenders also predicted outcomes. However, even after controllingRead More

Inefficient thinking

People (in general – and yes there are numerous exceptions) know how to use household appliances, iron their clothes, make a sandwich etc – nothing surprising there. Some might know how to use a computer, fix a car, or a bicycle. Others may know how to build computers, programme computers,Read More

A reflective time… tiny chemicals

I’ve been quite busy since September 2009, with new work and new experiences. There have been so many experiences to blog about but not in this space. I therefore spent much more time blogging at Jumbie’s Watch, My proper English on this blog has me rather restrained, which is noRead More

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