The itch to succeed

Do you think it is important to do everything within your power to make sure a child (yours or not) succeeds? Before you answer just think about what is the “everything” that one should do to help a child succeed??? Then you may also want to ponder on is that what is “success” and why do you want someone (else) to succeed?

Show the World

Thank you for setting me free!

Let’s start at the very bottom. Success is subjective and not necessary. Tough? Well, what success mean to you might be absolutely meaningless to someone else. …

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More (on) refugees

Kevin Rudd is hellbent on making Australia look as unappealing to refugees as possible. He’s got a tough competition: the Taliban, people who mutilate women so they can’t feel pleasure, the constant bombardment of Palestine and so on. But why should we even care about refugees? Can we just say, it is not our fault that all those bad things are happening, so why should it be our problem? Well maybe because the people getting killed, mutilated, tortured or otherwise made to suffer are also human beings. Yes, that means part of the same species we belong to. Also if we stand by idle while it is happening we are passively assisting… damn you Albert for pointing that out! That was already an unacceptable excuse during the Nuremberg trial anyway…

Truth

That is a hard subject so let’s put all that misery and suffering aside and talk about another group of refugees or soon to be refugees. The environmental refugees. …

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A snowflake in the fire 1

I imagine walking in to Sydney airport and I seeing a group of people with the glasses, sitting on the lounges all over the terminal, reading books and holding drinks or talking among themselves. These people would be activists who support a the man who is currently in exile at the Moscow airport. Some of them could get so used to this situation or are so deeply sympathetic with the man in Moscow, that they practically could live there, while catching every bit of information available about that man and waiting for further revelations about other attempts to erode physical freedom by any government.

Truth

The most wanted man who merely liberated some data held in a computer is not a war criminal …

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Addicted & sentenced

We may think ourselves superior to addicts, since we are not addicted to the same things as they are. We may not be addicted to heroin or alcohol, but we certainly have a lot in common with them. If we have a look at “them” and “us” we can clearly see that there are more than striking similarities. Let’s examine them!

addicted

So, we both need air, food to live, we both were born to a mother and the father, the blood in our veins is red, although it may contain different substances, and believe it or not, we both need love. Furthermore …

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Do we own our feelings?

We speak, we analyse, we judge, we compare. We talk about others and ourselves. We step on other people’s feet, we talk about them or their actions and we offend, hurt and upset. Is it really us that does the hurting??? Is it really us that is causing the problems when we talk and question others or their things?

Truth

I toned down my voice. I do not criticise, I inquire instead. I do not question the person, I question the action instead. Yet I still manage to cause upset, hurt, pain or confusion. What else can I do if anything??? I can shut the hell up of course, but I am curious or maybe I even care… …

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One breath at a time 1

Today I am, and for a long time I have been, in a deep and dark ravine. Most of the time I stare at my feet as I hurriedly move on, aimlessly. Thinking. With a bit of doing every now and then. Sometimes I look up and I see distant flashes of light. Maybe there is hope. No. That was nothing more than a flash of lightning generated by my thoughts. I am still locked inside. No way out, it seems.

Truth

As I walk I change direction. I walk long miles in the dark. I am not falling over as I have been walking in the dark for so long. I know how to do it. I wish I didn’t. But I walk, this is the only thing I know, this is the only thing I should do, the voices keep telling me… …

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Unprocessed god (raw life)

Is it possible that we take and use something as it is, without processing, modifying or interpreting it? Is it possible to take a bite out of the raw life? To really mean and eat what we are, we better simplify.

Open up any “holy” book and you shall find definitions, commandments, laws, interpretations, but not life itself. Words become coloured glass, through which we interpret, label and look at life. This includes our thoughts, feelings and food.

If I bite into an apple I do not want to taste wax… …

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Marketing that helps

Are we sensitive? Are we being desensitised by the world we created for ourselves? Is it necessary to be sensitive?

Marketing that helps

To be sensitive is being capable of sensing things. We all are sensitive. In the same time we all are desensitised because we choose not to have “feelings”. It is too much to see suffering printed on the front page of every newspaper, just to sell advertisement. …

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Si vis pacem, para bellum 1

How an earth are we to live in peace in a world where there is conflict, doubt and self-assertion? Which peace is more important: the world-peace or the peace in one’s heart? Should we wait until the world around us settled down before we sort ourselves out?

Si vis pacem, para bellum

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A war is coming. There are troops moving everywhere. …

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The soft stuff 2

My father told me once, “To tell a woman everything about yourself is weakness”. For a long while I believed him. I did not know any better. He did not know any better. I walked on the street trying to look tough, trying to feel I am stronger, better and all the rest. Until one day…

Years ago I got a wakeup call in the middle of the day. …

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