Sometimes We Need to Shift Focus

It is fascinating how our minds work. They make connections between seemingly unrelated pieces of information and turn them into original, interesting insights. Afterwards, it can be impossible to explain where you got that great idea from! That`s how creativity works and that is where the roots of our deepest knowledge are hidden. So, sometimes …

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Inspiration for the Weekend – revisiting an older article

This is an ad hoc post outside of my usual schedule. Yet, given the current tough circumstances worldwide, I thought an exception to the rule is permissible. We are approaching a weekend that in some places will last longer than usual and is often associated with nice family traditions (Easter bunny, egg hunt, gathering with …

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Socrates in Prison and We in Self-Isolation

Many of us are in self-isolation these days and our freedom of movement (and socialising) is restricted. In most cases, it is because our respective governments decided this way. Although we understand the motivation, the reasoning and the purpose of these imposed measures, still - it is a limitation of some of our basic freedoms …

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Meditation on Humanity in Isolation

At the time of writing, humanity finds itself in the crisis of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It is the second half of March 2020. Situation worldwide changes by the hour. Most news reports are dedicated to giving updates on the numbers of those who got ill and those who died in various countries. One reads …

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Need for Meaning of our Symbolic Self

"He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How."Nietzsche image from pixabay When you land on my blog's first page you can read a description about how humanfactor.blog was born and what are my fundamental ideas underlying its content. The very first thing you read there is the following: "We humans …

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To Remember or to Forget?

This last article in 2019 is about memories. More specifically, the value and meaning of memories. As the old song tells us "Some dance to remember, some dance to forget". A book that I read recently made me think about the following questions - if you did or witnessed something awful and then for whatever …

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Miracles – should we believe in them? (and is this the right question to ask)

Christmas time in the air, it was very fitting that my last philosophy course essay topic was on miracles. It was in the context of the philosophy of religion and focused on the questions of what do we understand by miracles and should we believe in them. image from pixabay While working on the essay …

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Maturity

When are you mature? What does it mean - to be mature? Does it happen automatically as you grow older? I think maturity is not directly linked to your age. We all can think of at least one example when an adult is acting like a child and a young person seems to have an …

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Getting Our Assumptions Clear

Recently I had an interesting conversation over lunch with a few colleagues, all of us with many years of experience in the same industry. Initially it all went the usual way - we complained about the lack of demand for our products and how the clients didn't understand the real value of these products. The …

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