When we first start to think about who we will become, our ideas are limited to the people we see. Our doctor, teacher, nurse, what mum or dad do, or for the imaginative ones among us, Superman, Wonder Woman or Cinderella.
As a young person, I understood inheritance as the sum total of wealth our parents leave us. If you have grandparents then you can get more and if you have siblings then you only get a share. Every now and again we hear about families falling apart due to their inheritance. We also hear of …
Problem, as defined by the dictionary, is a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. The synonyms to ‘problem’ are of various degrees. From the harmless ‘mess-up’ to the conclusive check-mate of ‘catch-22’.
One of the greatest joys in the world is called friendship. If you Google friendship, the first thing you read about it goes something like this, ‘Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as …
The judgment we confer on people governs our treatment toward them. Being judgmental says more about the judge than the judged.
In psychology, we were taught that a stereotype is a very natural phenomenon. Humans tend to attach a brief explanation to everything in order to make sense of the world.
I remember when I was younger, I had plenty of reckless conversations. I assumed that my personality is evident to my listener and they would know what I really mean by the words I use.
Gentle Reader, I have travelled through a fair bit of our physical world and only a bit of the other one (remember I said that my journey has only now begun?) I travelled because almost every teacher I have had, stressed that through this medium I was sure to observe the meaning of life.
I realise gentle Reader that I have ventured on the unsteady terrain of social conflict, however, as these are confessions of my fearful heart, I feel little shame in sharing them.
All of us were at least once taught about the merits and challenges of competition. Like everything in the world, it too has its advantages and disadvantages.