The True Nature of Things

(Not to be confused with Buddha’s teachings)

There are those who learn to very high degrees for prestige and respect, and there are those people who learn to get information and knowledge. There are those who chooses a career to be at everyone’s looking eyes, and there are those who chooses a career to… serve and complete society. There are those who view hierarchy to see whom is nobler than whom, and there are those who view hierarchy as people separated by functions, but not statuses.

All of these examples are concerned with the true nature of things. People view things in very different ways, but the only right way to view something is to see why that ‘something’ exists in the first place. By understanding the true nature of things, one would not act or understand things inappropriately.  Continue reading

Your Choice of Words Matters

Communication is the bridge between one’s mind and another. Words are used to convey one’s message. Sometimes, however, one might use words that he or she doesn’t mean or the receiver interprets one’s message differently than intended by the transmitter (the one who is speaking).

Choosing the right words is important to effectively deliver your message, describing something, or to avoid hostilities (or provoke them). A potential problem arises when choosing the right words: How can you choose the right one when there is none? Or there are, but all words doesn’t match your intended meaning? Here is where vocabulary comes in handy. The bigger your arena of words, the easier it will be for you to convey your message in an easy and simple way.  Continue reading

The Righteous Way of Life

Let’s sit back, relax and think for a while about the creation of the universe and how we are actually meant to deal with it. Let’s venture through a unique point of view on it. I’m not asking that you should agree with what I’m saying, but I’m just hoping that this view may change the way we view things. In fact, a critical thinker should always look at things from many angles.

So, we were created on this Earth, and we spend our life here. We cannot spawn just by chance because that’s impossible. There must be someone or something that created us, and what created us is God. Continue reading

Is It in Man’s Nature to Wage War?

Is It in Man’s Nature to Wage War? is republished with permission of Stratfor.”

Editor’s Note: The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s editorial board, a diverse group of thinkers whose expertise inspires rigorous and innovative thought. Their opinions are their own and serve to complement and even challenge our beliefs. We welcome that challenge, and we hope our readers do too.

By Luc De Keyser

In May, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. The move left political analysts combing his speech for clues as to whether Washington’s foreign policy was changing. Anthropologists, on the other hand, looked for something different. Continue reading

Diversions and Evasions: Don’t Ask Someone What to Ask

I’m not  a huge expert on psychology but I know what manipulation is. You too can easily understand what manipulation is. Two of its tactics, diversion and evasion, are really annoying and an effective tool for escaping a question. Propagandists also use this tactic.

Diversion is the behaviour that aims at shifting the central topic of the argument to something else, and evasion is similar to diversion but giving irrelevant, rambling, vague responses, weasel words. These two are very closely related. These manipulative techniques are identified by a leading expert on manipulators, Dr. George K. Simon. Continue reading