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Life, A Personal Affair

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Hot Nukes Sweet Nukes

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School Of Life

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You have an important appointment in the city at 4:50pm. The bus you need to catch is scheduled to arrive at 4.32. It’s now 4:33. The bus pulls up to the kerb. You pay, find a seat and sit down, close your eyes, plug your earphones in, and escape into another world. Or, singing to …

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“I know what I need. I know what I want,” you tell yourself. You trust your desires, and following them you hope to ride into the sunset—another happy ending. Or is it? Could you be miswanting? According to psychology professor Daniel Gilbert, people mistake how much happiness they will gain from achieving what they desire; …

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What is the nature of Absolute Truth? It’s a question great thinkers have philosophised on throughout the ages. Contemplating the Absolute Truth, we may ask: 1. Is there a conscious agent controlling the world? 2. If so, is the Absolute impersonal or personal? To answer question one, common sense takes us a long way. If …

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Some things in life we may consider worth dying for. Our techno-centric societies in the developed world have empowered us, we feel, with unprecedented treasures of an advanced civilisation. Let nothing ever endanger our precious gems of human progress. Just to defend such glories, we might even think to kill, in this way preserving our …

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“THERE MUST BE SOME WAY OUT OF HERE,” SAID THE JOKER TO THE THIEF – BOB DYLAN Landing in quick succession, the bombs made a deaf-ening noise. Okay, they were not real bombs. They were firecrackers. The locals called them “chocolate bombs.” I am not sure who thought of calling heart-fracturing fire-crackers “chocolate bombs,” or …

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No longer shackled by outdated religious traditions and the rules and guilt they impose, we are free to do what we want, when we want, with whom we want. Pretty much, anything goes, as long as everyone consents. Year after year, ripping down boundaries, social media gurus and music icons compete to out-explicit each other, …

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I won’t deny that I’m searching for happiness. I look for it everyday, and I’m sure you do too. But sometimes it feels like I’m desperately chasing a water mirage in the desert, only to find it advancing ahead of me at the exact speed I pursue it. Pausing for a moment, I might realise …

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I never meant to be celibate. Teen life is all about parties and play. Abstinence is an extinct idea. Sex sells, even in the supermarket aisles. Bottomless, topless passion prevails. Clutching promiscuity, society places pressure on you to perform—you’re a failure if you don’t. There was no peace growing up in the oldest Marist boys’ …

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