Empathy is taking oneself out of the picture and knowing that people have their own lives, their own challenges, and their own emotions. It’s understanding that if someone feels a certain way, it may or may not have anything to do with you personally. Compassion is helping someone who needs something you have in surplus, … More Empathy, Compassion, Gratitude: More Easily Done than Said
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought, which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard~ The twenty-first century is seeing rapid advancements in technology and communication devices. We have emails, social media, news coverage, blogs, phones, video calls, and a myriad of ways to transfer expressions to each other. As the world … More Free Speech is Not Free of Consequence
[Theme: Psychology and Personal Development] An ‘oxymoron’ means two words that contradict each other. ‘Monogamy’ means two morons contradicting each other. ~Mikavelli~ ‘Monogamy’ is one of the oldest forms of human conditioning. Perhaps at one point in history, the concept of ‘monogamy’ was invented to keep women from becoming jealous over male desire, or designed … More Here’s an Oxymoron: Monogamy
The biggest challenge for Hong Kong at the moment is not to overthrow the government, but to question the internal Confucian values that define Chinese culture, values that dictate the drive for absolute submission. ~Mikavelli~ (click embedded links for references) Many in the world have been informed about the Hong Kong protests by way … More Facts: Why The British Denied Hong Kong Democracy
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor E. Frankl~ These past ten weeks in Hong Kong have been filled with peaceful protests, police brutality, gang violence, and riots. Millions of people … More There is Freedom in Oppression
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Today, I argue that cultural conformity leads to human dishonesty. We have learned that restrictive cultures don’t encourage open communication between children and parents — children spend their lives lying to their parents in order to avoid consequences. This sets the notion that lies are acceptable because how our parents treat us is how we treat … More Culture — The Antithesis of Honesty