Tag: humanities

 

Fragile with power

What on earth am I on about now!? I ‘heard’ hundreds thinking it. Calm down. This is metaphor. Oh dear I should be more cautious really cuz it’s a new world where metaphor has been replaced by the concretised thinking often seen on social media.  Yuh know – this isRead More

Conspiracy theory or conspiracy fact?

Let’s get down to business – ‘only conspiracy theorists like conspiracy theories.‘ That’s what I’m told. Those who are labelled as conspiracy theorists are labelled away and marginalised with a number of adjectives e.g. deranged, demented, fantasists, paranoid, delusional. And of course, the words ‘conspiracy theorist’ are enough to make,Read More

What can be learned from the stupid?

The pandemic period has assaulted me with stupidity – left, right, centre, top and down. It has been a very painful period. Some will say, “Well, you didn’t have to take in all that stupidity. You could have just looked elsewhere.” Before I get into that get into the interviewRead More

Not enough time?

One of the commonest words I hear from my close circle of contacts is ‘later‘. The next is ‘I’ll check’ – like do I need to know?  Why not check first and then say ‘done it’? I don’t know. Jeeez! Maybe people feel they are being polite or  some nonsense.Read More

Productivity

To simpletons productivity means ‘producing something‘. In this post I’m looking into what productivity may mean. Of course, as per usual anything can mean anything to anybody – as it’s a free country! I’m not about to debate with morons and play with words – nor am I here toRead More

Thought experiment and the blur between fantasy and reality

Right – so I don’t really know exactly why I come up with topics like these. It’s probably about ‘stuff’ that I’ve come across and have been thinking about for some time. Then something happens and I get some sort of inspiration to write. So, with the recent warm patchRead More

Virus teaches people about the true essentials of life – or not

I am thankful for the COVID-19 virus attack on the world – though many lives will be lost – a terrible cost – because we will be taught as a society a different sort of social contract with our leaders, and people around us. We also will be reminded aboutRead More

Jiddu Krishnamurti – the reluctant ‘messiah’.

This post was originally created on 02:56 AM 20th November 2011 – just over 8 years ago. It was retrieved from a database of the original website which I owned. It is now re-freshed to the current date, with only minor editing. Some initial clarifications only because this is someRead More

Morally lost and confused?

The President of the United States of America has been described as “morally lost and confused“. This is what Christianity Today said, calling for Donald Trump’s removal. Just to be clear (JTBC), this is their opinion. Did I say this was my opinion? I did NOT! Did I imply thisRead More

Walker’s treatise on human nature

As much of my time is spent thinking about human nature, I revisit ‘the’ Treatise on Human Nature by David Hume. I would have read many parts of this in my youth, which I would have forgotten – though some of the ideas would remain somewhere in my subconscious orRead More

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