Month: September 2008

 

Of Rivers and Wild stallions

The unconscious has been explored by Freud and many other psychoanalysts. What this ‘thing’ is, is largely unknown – simply because we cannot hold down the unconscious and look at it. After all it is that which is beyond conscious scrutiny. Yes there are loads of theories on the goingsRead More

I am Superman

Not often am I inspired by goodness in the human condition. Saturday 20th September 2008 was different. I bought the book "The Book of Lies" by Brad Meltzer and came across the site: Book of Lies Soundtrack. Then I came across http://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/ which then took be to songs by ‘FiveRead More

Grief

Friend o’ mine called up yesterday and asked me something about ‘how you manage or deal with grief’. Yeah grief. Well, it’s one of those things you have to laugh about – and we did – in retrospect. I had an initial thought, but did not say much as heRead More

Praa…praa..praa….praaahh

Man, I just got off the phone to some mega-idiot! Trust me there is such a thing. I really wonder why I go on the phone at all to utility companies. Every bloody time I call one of these call-queuing things, my blood pressure goes up! Yesterday I wasted bloodyRead 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

What changes minds?

It was  00:30 2008-09-13 – when I decided to start writing this. Crazy? So what. I’ve been thinking about what changes people’s minds about things. For example what changes your mind about accepting something, believing something or doing something. Why the heck am I interested in that? Because of myRead More

Will

Will is the ability to direct and control one’s body and mind. Each of those underlined words is important. Will power is the strength with which one focuses the mind or controls the body. Normally we all have control and direction over some parts of our bodies and minds. ThisRead More

Everybody slow down

I’m amazed by how people rush around madly and actually create more work for themselves and more confusion for others. Here’s a quote from an email I received in response to an enquiry: "XXXX will authorise both tests. I should have made this clear to you in my response. IRead More

Not driven by logic

You know many of us hold logical thought as something very prized. If something does not hang together logically we’re likely to discredit it, have doubts about it and so on. We like to think that we are logical reasonable people. And in general we avoid people who are confusedRead More

The meaning and importance of privacy

In the UK the law is not only made up of Acts but by Regulations, which then drills down to quasi-legislative codes of practice. The DPA Acts deal with data and privacy relevant to individuals in two main ways. I’m not in a mood to give a lecture on thisRead More

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