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I SEEK PLEASURE, DON’T YOU?

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THE RISE OF ME

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IT’S ALL IN THE BRAIN, MY DEAR!

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Having found ourselves in the abyss of an ecological tragedy, the current inheritors of the earth are entitled to a moment of solemn reflection in which we wonder, “Am I really responsible?” It seems that the initial cause of this ecological catastrophe dates back to a time well beyond our influence, and its solution, should …

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The Age of Stupid is a documentary-film set in 2055, a time distinguished by derelict buildings, burning plains, and poverty-stricken, war-ravaged people. A time when climate change has shown its full colours, and all that people can do is lament about all the things they did wrong. Why had they ignored the obvious signs of …

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Whether it captures your silliest or slickest moment, the selfie conveys a snapshot representing the height of today’s increasingly self-obsessed culture. A current trend among teens, and growing in popularity over ages and cultures, the “selfie” is the almost contemporary equivalent of a self-portrait and a word that has only recently entered my vocabulary. Taking …

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We do not belong to this material world… We are not in it, we are outside. We are only spectators. The reason why we believe that we are in it, that we belong to the picture, is that our bodies are in the picture. Our bodies belong to it…Whence come I and whither go I? …

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What is the value of humility in society today? Ordinary people may consider it an illusion to make their mark in this world by being humble, and rightly so. We are a species that has become defined by our capacity to exploit material nature for the sake of economic and technological gain. Social Darwinism influences …

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Every heart has a thumping, a beat, a steady knocking. More than just the pumping of blood in the body’s biological systems, this knocking on the chambers of the heart is a call and yearning for something more intrinsic. We all have an inner quest for fulfillment and satisfaction. We all have a thirst for …

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The roomful of South African university students peered at me, silently, thoughtfully. I had delivered the goods, intact. Admirably they were processing. “You’re too late.” Who savours that conclusion? Flights missed, business opportunities squandered, romantic possibilities bungled? “Too late” means time has hurtled onward, forcing us to accept outcomes ranging from routine inconveniences to devastating …

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In Pursuit of Cool

I didn’t grow up in a religious or spiritual home. My parents are salt-of-the-earth type people; hearty, practical-minded farmers. They laugh loud, work hard, and take things at face value. How they came to have an introverted daughter who pulled their bedside clock to pieces looking for the source of time, I’m not too sure. …

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