Spreading the Word: Comedy For Weekend

It is short and simple today: a stand-up comedy video to add some laughter to our weekend 🙂 Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAULsoAQn2g Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is …

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“All Are Ennobled by Truth” Quote by al-Kindi

The first Arabic philosopher, 9th century thinker al-Kindī, said that truth and wisdom are valuable regardless of where they come from. What did he mean?

Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

Considered the first philosopher in the Islamic tradition and the first to write philosophy in Arabic, 9th-century thinker al-Kindī held that philosophy can help solve Islamic theological dilemmas. Philosophy professor and a life-long researcher of al-Kindī's works, Peter Adamson has written a book on this pioneering Islamic thinker (my review of it is coming soon) …

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Creation Tale or thoughts after reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Beginnings are a good time to remember how it all started, how you came to where you are now. Here, I revisit one of my first articles posted on humanfactor.blog back in August 2019.


This book tells the tale before the popular Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Saga. How it all began, where it all came from and why things developed the way they did. It is a Creation Tale and it reminds the reader that no creation can take place without destruction. The chaos and order, the decay and hope, the fall and the rise – they are all parts of One, the Whole that contains all seemingly incompatible multitudes. And they all are ever-shifting, fluid, nothing remains unchanged forever. The only exception might be Change itself. The cycles build upon each other and sometimes break up, get lost or reappear. What we cannot perceive here and now may become clear after hundreds or thousands of years. That might not feel just to us, yet only if we cling too much to our human wish to control our environment. Viewed from a…

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Spreading the Word: Getting Stuck (and Unstuck) in the Negatives

Psychological research has shown that our minds are naturally more inclined to tilt towards the negative, the loss. Negative news, negative information sticks in our thoughts and it takes more mental effort on our part to get unstuck from that frame of mind. But it is not impossible. In this short, insightful and, in my …

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Reading Preferences Survey: Share Your Interests

Please share your thoughts by taking part in my short survey on your reading preferences. Your feedback will help me improve humanfactor.blog

Spreading the Word: New Year’s Eve Ambience Video

Happy New Year! May this Hobbit inspired ambience music video bring magic to your New Year's Eve celebration!

New Year Revisited – Why January 1st?

The story behind the tradition to celebrate New Year's eve on December 31st and New Year on January 1st

Spreading the Word: Christmas at Hogwarts Ambience Video

This is a special weekend for many of us around the world. To those who celebrate, I wish you a very Jolly Christmas! To those who do not, may your weekend be peaceful, warm, and filled with love! We all can use a little magic in our lives sometimes. I hope this Harry Potter inspired …

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Thank You: Quotes From 2021’s Top 5 Posts

With 2021 drawing to an end, I have looked back at what you have found most engaging on humanfactor.blog - the top 5 most-read posts this year. Before I unveil the winners, I would like to sincerely thank you all for your time and interest in my work. It is the most precious gift any …

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