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    Do We Ever Truly Grow Up?

    Or is there always a child inside Do you ever catch yourself out telling a tiny tiny fib that you immediately feel bad about even if it’s really nothing?  I just did that, and I felt bad.  In fact not exactly bad but naughty, as in naughty child.   I can remember telling my mother the usual fibs that looking back were not major, but felt naughty. That sort of feeling that you know you’re doing something wrong, but you want to giggle! Doing it just now, brought back all those childhood memories of getting into trouble for things, or for things my sister did and blamed me, or vice…

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    How an Ancient Tale Can Help Us Now

    It suggests a Mantra for our comfort It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln This has changed over time to become  ‘This too shall pass’ .  How appropriate this phrase seems right here and right now.  And I bet none of us who have ever thought about things that will end eventually, whether…

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    Am I a One Dimensional Person

    A Journey in Self-Reflection My Dictionary tells me that to be one-dimensional means that I am without depth and am shallow.   Here is another definition I found on Quora: “To be one dimensional you would dismiss any and all beliefs that do not fit into your tiny box” (Jess How July 2018). These definitions reflect the views of famous social and critical theorist Herbert Marcuse whose famous book ‘One dimensional Man’ proposed the theory that: ‘The function of one-dimensional thinking is to produce a one-dimensional society by whittling down critical, two-dimensional consciousness’ (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). I know I’m getting a bit deep here and this post is not…