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  • A Fork in the Road

    A Fork in the Road0

    Life is a series of forks in the road. At each junction, you have to take one path or the other, and the whole rest of your life can be permanently altered by this choice. Should you go to college or join the Army? Should you buy a new car or a used one? Should you get married or continue living in sin?

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  • Meaning in the Age of Nihilism

    Meaning in the Age of Nihilism0

    In 2000 I wrote a few hundred words on “The Age of Nihilism.” Some years later that descriptive title is far more apt than before. Like a poison gas settling down over a battlefield, nihilism has, at least for the moment, begun to cloak or threaten so much of contemporary life and thought.

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  • Dealing With the Bleeding Wounds of Life

    Dealing With the Bleeding Wounds of Life0

    Childhood is undoubtedly one of the most important periods in life. A segment of our existence, in which we tend to learn values and skills to use later in life, but we also face some difficulties or issues for the first time, that we need to overcome. Some of which can leave a serious impact on us, such as the death of a beloved one, or an abuse experience.  And a phenomenon of hardly recovering or moving on from this occurrences can be a sign that we suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Supply and Demand Curve of the Happiness Market

    Supply and Demand Curve of the Happiness Market0

    Modern consumption oriented society gradually transforms culture and starts to dictate its own laws. One of the fundamental laws of this new dictatorship is worshiping success and material well-being cult. Modern society does not need sufferers and loosers; it requires beautiful, happy and successful people. Anyone willing to be considered its full-fledged member simply MUST be successful and happy. It is no longer enough to “have not less and not worse than others”, humanity feels the burden of the usual trend of developments; for people have to successfully compete within the society.

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  • Natural Capitalism: Better or Worse?

    Natural Capitalism: Better or Worse?0

    Energy-saving devices like new windows can help reduce costs overall, as part of the overall system. Putting coffee grounds in a compost pile at work can reduce wastes. Cutting down trees for the retrieval of paper is a means to sell goods. Making sure to replace  the trees by a replanting program is part of the restoration of the ecosystem.  All of these are methods in the new Natural Capitalism concept.

  • Now So Far Away: Our Self-sufficient Past

    Now So Far Away: Our Self-sufficient Past0

    We live in the era of Google and the super mart. Knowledge is just a fingertip away and you can buy sarees from Jaipur, ceramics from South Africa and asparagus from Chile, all under one roof. From a hunter-gatherer herder community we have come a long way into the modern civilization where the third molar has become only but an inconvenience. ‘Modernity’ seems to have replaced the barbaric/primitive life and beliefs of the past. However while contemporary civilization seems to provide all the luxuries of a fulfilling lifestyle, we continue to live increasingly a confined existence.

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  • Natural Capitalism: Better or Worse?

    Natural Capitalism: Better or Worse?0

    Energy-saving devices like new windows can help reduce costs overall, as part of the overall system. Putting coffee grounds in a compost pile at work can reduce wastes. Cutting down trees for the retrieval of paper is a means to sell goods. Making sure to replace  the trees by a replanting program is part of the restoration of the ecosystem.  All of these are methods in the new Natural Capitalism concept.

  • Obsessed Parenting and Its Expensive Illusions

    Obsessed Parenting and Its Expensive Illusions8

    Ok, so, 9 months since conception have passed, the delivery went well, and you are now presented with a beautiful baby, the zenith of the mutual love you have with your partner. But although this is one of the most important events in a life of a couple, representing a symbol of life and love, the adventure has just begun. Becoming a parent, as beautiful as it can be, brings a huge responsibility. You now have a task to teach your kid necessary skills and values in order to have a successful life and to be of great use for society. The trick is that if you do not do it right way, you might have done a great harm to yourself, your child and the others around you. Parenting is not easy, at all.