Gentle Reader, I come from India and as we all have understood, my country is a paradox.
I am sure I speak on behalf of many when I say that I was nourished on a steady diet of Love. Every medium big or small professed this emotion on blaring speakers. My parents spoke of love in the family; similarly, teachers spoke of love among friends. My country taught me love among fellow …
Recently a friend confided her view on life with me. She said, “I am like an onion, made of all these layers. These layers represent my culture, family, education, occupation, etc.”
Our identity stems from who we are and what we do. That is probably why most individuals introduce their professions right after their names. Our gender is also a key factor that is revealed in those few seconds either through our voice or appearance.
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.