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Energy vs Matter

Positivity and negativity: micro and macro

We all know these Happy-Go-Lucky people. They radiate positivity and can bring sunshine to your day. We also know people who can suck out any positivism from our (and their) life. Most of us are keen to avoid them. Recently, I was wondering if such positivity and negativity may also happen at a macro level. My curiosity was triggered by societies that are becoming...

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Is modern life organised to prevent us from thinking?

My May 27 blog, Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, touched upon a topic that has been on my mind recently - and the mind of others (eg, NRC, The Times). These others focus on the How and What, while I focus on the Why. The quote below provides an interesting start for this topic: "Spend enough time trying to have ideas and you realise that modern life is...

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Drivers of Change: a 2022 update

Several of my blogs have mentioned the drivers of Change, which govern everything around us. Late April 2018, I published my initial blog Drivers of Change, which included a rather complex diagram. I suppose I was still arranging my thoughts. Today, I present a much simpler diagram. Perhaps, the single most important item in my diagram is the Blueprint of our...

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“What is faith?”

Mid March, I received a question from one of the readers of my blog, asking me for my definition of faith. She also stated: "According to the [deleted by LO] church (in which I was raised) I suppose that I don't have much." Note: italic markings in quote by LO. My then-answer to her was as follows: "Faith is an individual’s belief in any deity or Supreme Being....

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Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take Sides (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take SidesWSJ subtitle: Oil cartel producers can open their taps to help balance the market, but it would mean choosing the West over MoscowBy: Rochelle ToplenskyDate: 8 March 2022 "A Russian oil embargo ramps up pressure on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase production or...

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Tall tales make fast friends

Exaggeration seems to be the default in today's society. Often, people compare yesterday's weather with climate change. Recently, Elon Musk compared the Canadian PM to Adolf Hitler, a tweet that he erased quickly. In 2016, Hillary Clinton labelled Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables". I've borrowed my title from a 2018 study in the Journal of Social and...

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