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
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
We have a right to express views but we have an obligation to respect the rights of others and a moral duty to find a release that does not infringe on people’s health and safety. ~Mikavelli~ (Click the hyperlinks for related info) In April 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a plan to … More Hong Kong Protests 2019
Religions seek to elevate ‘god’ while philosophies aim to deprecate human nature. ~Mikavelli~ Plato once stated that “good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”. In the context of religion, “good people do not need religions to teach humanity, while bad … More The Concept of Religion
In light of a sudden increase in gay-marriage debates, much of Western society has become actively aware of the controversies surrounding the future of mankind. Each argument posed by the Panel is easily traced back to its Christian origins – or so the basis of today’s Western law. However, with an increase in religious curiosity … More A Common Misconception in Homosexuality and Christianity
Lie to me and tell me that it’s gonna be alright. ~David Cook~ The inability to communicate candidly simply in fear of the other person’s reaction is merely a reflection of our own insecurities manifesting. We fear the other’s reaction because we don’t want a living reminder of how we would react – thus we … More Everybody Lies – But Why?
Don’t be sad when the sun goes down You’ll wake up and I’m not around I’ve got to go… We still have the summer after all. ~Lady Gaga~ Summer once again. With new friends, smiles, fun times and lets face it, your life is just awesome because you actually have one. Meeting new people as … More Summerboy