The following has been deep in my ‘substrata’ for months. It went deep because a colleague with an IQ of 147, opts to smoke cigarettes. Besides the IQ the person is exceptional in other ways. Quite unexpectedly this morning as I got the computer I launched spontaneously on this thatRead More
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
What it is to be ‘alone’?
This is not simply about being lonely. I’ve been reflecting on certain life-situations, where I’ve felt ‘alone’. You can be ‘alone’ in a whole crowd of people. And you can certainly feel ‘lonely’ in a crowd. However the two concepts do not equate in my mind (regardless of any dictionaryRead More
Captain Walker’s Seven Pillars of Apology:
The apology must be objectively perceived (i.e. to the majority of observers or the intended recipient) as genuine and sincere, taking into account all verbal and non-verbal cues of the person offering the apology There must be unqualified and unconditional admission of wrongdoing. Expressed clarity and specificity about what theRead More
What is real stubbornness?
I guess some will immediately start asking why I am so interested in that. I’m thinking that I often meet people who refuse to move, change their mindsets, or take appropriate action when circumstances or evidence would expectedly dictate ‘change’. There are reasons why people don’t change or move. TheseRead More
Disregard of my right to privacy…and my time…by my so-called friends
I’ve been fighting a battle with people I know, some who would feel slighted if I did not consider them friends – for the past 7 years. This is what it is about: I inform all who know me not to send my email (or other contact details) out toRead More
Am I still the same person?
This question came up in discussion with someone who believed they knew me 28 years ago, for a period of about two years – and now claims to know me still. The other asserted that in our recent discussions over the last few months in live chat, that ‘Your personalityRead More
What’s the measure of friendship?
It’s a question that’s been on my mind for quite some time. People go “I have many friends…or I only keep a few close friends“. Of course, defining what a friend is, is central to the question. However, friendship is the core issue and someone who maintains a real friendshipRead More