The value of values

One of the paths to insanity is to try to reason around someone else's actions or behaviour by assuming that their value system is the same as yours.This includes people who come from the same culture, tradition, ethnicity, and even family as you do.Our value system may be informed by a common framework or point [...]

The Value of Sanity

One of the paths to insanity is to try to reason around someone else's actions or behaviour by assuming that their value system is the same as yours. When you find it difficult to get through to someone, step back and consider two things. Are they genuinely interested in hearing you? Do they respect the [...]

Contaminated (Part II)

We live in times where the inclination to remedy a fall far outweighs any rationale to prevent the fall from happening. We'll willingly encourage others towards intoxicants or unhealthy distractions, and then form support groups to help them out of that addictive state, while refusing to condemn the bad advice we gave in the first [...]

A Brain Dump

Brain dumps are therapeutic, if you do it right. It allows a release, an unstructured release of the clouds that trail you through the day. Life demands structure, and structure demands discipline. Both have their place, but did you notice how beautifully random the structure of nature appears? It has probably the most complex system [...]

Models of Harm

The formative years. It sounds like such an innocent time in our lives when we're absorbing all these great life experiences that will one day shape our characters as adults. We unwittingly adopt the behavioural tendencies of those around us, including those we later despise and those we hold dear. Sometimes specific moments become etched [...]