Strategic

The hidden folly of seeking to prove others wrong

So the dangers lurk, like a snake in the grass. Or a crocodile in the wetlands, submerged, waiting for some naive or careless creature to act unknowingly. And so it can be, for those who are motivated to prove others wrong, that dangers lurk too, that counter-intuitively, they are more…

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Telling the truth means you do not have to remember what you said

        My lazy Google search noted that while this ‘advice’ might have been attributed to Mark Twain, the important corollary is that ‘maintaining a lie requires you to never forget what you said’ (source unknown). Nevertheless, knowing, seeking or at least valuing the truth has perhaps never been so important in the…

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The child is father of the man

Apologies to those who seek non sexist language, however, my basic research suggests this is William Wordsworth’s poetic insight circa 1802. Regardless, I just so love this profound and most instructive statement, which rings so true today. Especially among men, the male gender. And so, before I discuss my excitement…

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There are none so blind as they who will not see

Let’s start with a positive here. I am so grateful that I am educated to think critically and not blindly trust people of authority or fame. I am grateful too that I live in a country where I am (relatively) free to hold my own opinions and operate within my…

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She with no honour in her home town

Time to write about actions. Time for change. To be more respectful of those among us, whether they be fellow drivers on the road, someone on the phone, a public figure explaining their point of view. And mothers, and female politicians. And so many minority groups worthy of respect and…

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