Understanding Greed

Greed has played a critical part in the evolution of the human species. Man, like other plants and animals, is hard wired for survival. Ambition, greed, desire and dreams serve as the main motivators behind our actions. And in the capitalistic society we live in, greed is encouraged. But when does greed...

Break free of the labels

A man is known by the company he keeps they say. It sounds really simple but then perhaps it is. There is a simple law of attraction in play here. photo credit: Haags Uitburo Identifying with collectives We are attracted to and surround ourselves with people who reflect our views, mood or some other part...

Coincidence or hand of God

Have you ever felt lost in life and in that moment of darkness and insecurity, found a sign that leads you to your answer. We often say “life has a way of working itself out” or “when one door closes, another opens” and so on. Pointing therefore to a force that opens doors and...

Stillness in snow

Have you ever wondered what is so calming about snow. The blanket of white bring with it a sense of uniformity and stillness. The quite peace creates so much tranquil. The rounding of the sharp edges, the softness of the falling snow, the silence in the air, oh so blissfull. It almost takes the edge of life....

Happiness a state of mind

A theory goes that if you smile then you will start to feel cheerful. Then there is a theory that states that you can only feel like smile if you feel like smiling. I have often wondered if being happy is something that most people want. And if they really want it, what prevents them from getting to that...

How quickly we judge

I was driving home today and it was dark. At the roundabout, there was somebody cutting into my lane and I was watching this car in my rear view mirror on the left as I was coming out of the roundabout. Straight after the roundabout a car was parked on the road. The car was parked incorrectly and I was...

Understanding the ego

Ego according to a definition found on the Princeton Univ website is “self: your consciousness of your own identity”. This is what Wikipedia has to say about ego. And the wikipedia definition is what I have come to believe in time. Understanding the ego is far more complex than it first seems and...

Evolution and Religion

One of the things that have been reading about or rather more appropriately watching videos about is the Charles Darwin / Richard Dawkins school of thought on evolution. I think the theory of evolution is easy to go along with. Our earth and the species have evolved no doubt but does that neccessarily give...

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