Hurt people hurt people

On a small scale this means a boy or a girl gets upset when someone does something which they can’t deal with, and carry this hurt with them. The next stage is projection onto others such as bullying or hitting someone, burning ants with a magnifying glass, torturing a cat or dog or other animals. The person with the perceived loss of personal power seeks to regain it, but from a wrong source.

Hurt People Hurt People

“Getting even”. If I feel I lost my power I can blame others for taking it and go with this mindset by trying to take power from others …

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Want Peace?

We all have hopefully experienced peace. We may even liked it and would like to have it in our lives, at least every now and then. Even though the world we built, or allowed to be built, is based on conflict. Conflict or war is of course hindering growth, but it serves to distract and to keep everyone busy. How could you tend to your rose garden if you have to worry about the invading forces of Bullshikisthan or the Mumbullah believers or the Chintorellos? (yes, these are all made up, just like the “enemies” of certain Western countries).

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Well, gardens require time and attention. Otherwise weed will grow in them, just random stuff. Your heart is a garden and you are the most fertile soil and your intents are the seeds. …

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Living in a box 1

The western societies appear to support and encourage uniqueness, however this uniqueness is only permitted between carefully defined parameters, shapes, colours and sizes. You may even be given the illusion of being able to fight for your rights, such as having long hair, piercings, religion other than the major sects of Christianity or a diet different from the steak, fish & chips and beer guzzling. The illusion is pretty short lived once you notice the “freedoms” you are allowed to have.

Drones in the hive

In a society defined by mass production and mass consumption everything must be streamlined. Not necessarily to achieve the fastest speed, but to stack nicely, to fit into a box. …

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Religious Freedom Day

January 16 is marked as the Religious Freedom Day in some calendars. Religious freedom supposedly means people should be free to choose or refuse to belong to any religion, to follow or not the tenets, commandments and other, such as uniform, requirements of a religion without interference, expectation or enforcement by a government, church or other self-proclaimed authority. This may well be the hallmark of a democratic and multicultural country.

Religious Freedom Day

In Australia we are free to belong to any religion, as long as we celebrate Christmas, Good Friday and Easter, the big public holidays, plus the birthday of Mrs Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (aka the queen of England) as well as Australia Day …

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The Age of Reason

Where do we draw the line when defining the end of childhood? It appears that when someone reaches a certain age the person is regarded as an “adult”, who supposed to be able to look after themselves. This is wrong since age is an arbitrary thing. Being 16, 18 or 21, when one supposed to be sexually active, can get a driver license, can vote or buy legal drugs (alcohol and tobacco) is no guarantee of any adultness.

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In old times the rite of passage was the dividing line between childhood and adulthood. However that involved guides, who led youth to a higher level of personal responsibility, consciousness and with it some rights. The knowledge and responsibilities were imparted to a young woman or man before they were considered more than a child. But this did not mean there was nothing more to learn …

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Junk Food for the Soul

It is just a process. You open your mouth, take a bit, chew and swallow. Then the things you ate travel down into your stomach and get broken down by the stomach acids into small water-soluble molecules and absorbed into the blood plasma. Just like when you flip through magazines, skimming through website after website, unleashing bits of information which enter into your consciousness whether or not you realise it.

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Information surrounds us, like air, like water surrounds and encompasses ocean dwellers. Imagine filtering out tiny useful data planktons from huge gulps of water filled with lots of useless and indigestible things. …

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Holier than Thou

A few days ago a homeless man was arrested after he punched a baby in the face. The “news” outlets such as the Telegraph and 7 sensationalised the incident in no time, as the “public has the right to know”. So we are being told a version of the “news” using language to affect our most guttural instincts, to provoke anger, self-righteousness and the feeling that we are better than the alleged perpetrator, because we are different.

Psychotic

Source: Céline Barthonnat

Indeed we are different. We walk past people like Nicholas Bolas on the street every day, while frustratedly punching mobile devices. We just do not pay attention to them at the moment. …

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How to forgive “bad” people (murderers, politicians etc.)

Why should we forgive ourselves or others for hurting other people or animals? Why should a man who beats his wife forgive himself? To figure out if it is possible or even worth it, let’s examine these questions. Hurting another person, human or otherwise, is never the first step. Perhaps it is more of the result of skipping steps in the learning process we call Life.

Love vs Violence

When a babies leave their mothers’ womb and take their first breath they may not even be aware of and certainly can barely control their own bodies. At first we communicate by simply crying, laughing or making sounds in general, then we point at things or persons. We take our first baby steps and …

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Royal and ungodly lies

We have all seen it on tv and in the papers. Besides the heart wrenching moments of violence, we had to endure the lies and manipulations, the advertisements and the hate-mongering in the media. We may be angry or sad, we may feel that we must do something, but we must be careful. The truth does not come from Jones, Hadley (on this side of the ocean) or O’Reilly (on the other side of the ocean) or from the other Murdoch hench(wo)men, no matter how convincing they may sound.

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Source: Wikipedia & Deshamodeh@deviantart

You may feel angry about Monis and what he did, but look around and find the real issues. Monis was highly likely mentally ill, he should have been in a mental health institution getting help. Unfortunately the NSW governments in their eternal (inhumane) wisdom decided to cut the funding to the mental health sector …

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Defense Forces Invading Other Countries

In light of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Pamela Anderson and others raising funds for the Israeli Defense Force we need to examine what is going on during the war of words. The Israeli Defense Force so far invaded and occupied the West Bank, much of the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip and according to the UN the occupation is illegal. It also led to the death of thousands of Palestinians with even more losing their houses and livelihood. In the meantime the Australian Defense Force is continuing to be involved in the air strikes in Northern Iraq and other areas. A bit far from Australia one might think.

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Of course the flavour of the last two decade were to blame everything on terrorism. Of course government sponsored terrorism may be OK, as long as it was authorised by a man in a suit, even if it is the approval or even the knowledge of the country that man in the suit claims to rule or lead. The French secret service sunk the Rainbow Warrior, the CIA owned up to the bombing of Cubana Flight 455 …

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