Common Sense and Truth – Reflections

"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"  Homer, some 3.000 years ago "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin, in the Legion's courtyard, San Francisco* How reliable is our common sense? It gets us by on a day-to-day basis mostly without big blunders. So we can agree that common sense is reliable as an adaptability …

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Philosophy of Relationships

Valentine's Day is coming and it will not be the same as last year. The 14th February was not the same back in 2020 as it will be in 2021. Just as about everything else in our lives, on a global and local scale. And yet - life finds a way. Just like water, it …

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A Timeless Story of Integrity and Popularity

Once, a long time ago, there was a man who lived in Rome. It was a time before Rome was the centre of an empire. Back then, it was a city competing with others in their tribal wars. This man was a brave soldier, a decorated military leader, a noble protector of his city. And …

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Being Great to be Good Enough? Philosophical Exploration

Is 'good' good enough? Or is 'great' needed to qualify for being good enough? Although it sounds absurd if taken from a purely logical perspective, it is yet another proof of our inherent complexity that often contains outright contradictions. I know what it feels like to expect and demand greatness from myself simply to feel …

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One Sentence to Start the Week

Sometimes you feel like you want to say something, like you are almost bursting with true desire to share with the world, to let your creativity out there. And yet, sometimes you just keep hitting against a mental wall. The words have not yet come to you. You wish you had them, knew them, found …

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Spreading the Word: New Theory of Why We Dream

This Friday is the first day of the new year. January 1st of the freshly-out-of-the-oven 2021. Happy New Year everyone! And Happy approaching New Year to all those who celebrate later! Isn't this a perfect time to once again ponder the question of why do we dream? Here, I share a very interesting article with …

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New Year – Why January 1?

As it happens with many long-lasting traditions, with time we tend to forget their origin stories. Across many countries of the world, we celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1 with a lot of fun, anticipation and, sometimes, a bit of sadness. But why do we stick to this date? What is …

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Spreading the Word: Inspiring Quotes for 2021

This Friday is the last 'Spreading the Word' post in 2020. Next time I write in this series - next Friday - it will be January 1st, it will be the first day of the fresh new year, 2021... I don't know what the new year will bring. We all have our ideas. But, I …

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Let’s Talk Miracles – What Are They?

Last year around this time I wrote about miracles. More specifically, the 18th century Scottish philosopher's David Hume's views on them. It is that season again when my thoughts, at least sometimes, turn to the topic of miracles. Perhaps especially this year. Wouldn't the world really need a few good miracles now! It turns out, …

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Why Do We Underestimate?

Why is it that we often underestimate the big importance of small things? Even though each time we do, we get taught a lesson by life to remind us that the devil is, indeed, in the details. He comes out when those details get underestimated. Photo by Jian Xhin on Unsplash Is it because we find …

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