Conformism

The value of conformity depends what you are conforming to – and herein lies the paradox of conformism. Conformity can be positive and negative. …

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The Ease Trap

Beware of the ease trap. Easier and better are not the same thing and yet our focus as a civilisation seems to be to …

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Predators

Predators

In previous articles I have written about some of the evil demons of human nature like greed, envy, tribalism and rivalry. If you thought …

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Fritjof Capra

Morality and sustainability

Sustainability is a moral issue. Morality is founded on the practice of care and the prevention of harm. Environmental harm hurts people now and in …

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Be kind

Society is very fractured at the moment. COVID-19 with all its associated issues has been a major factor but there are many others, related …

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Surety brings ruin

‘Surety brings ruin’ is one of three maxims inscribed prominently on the Temple to Apollo in Dephi. This maxim has two interpretations. The literal …

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Nothing in Excess

‘Nothing in excess’ is one of three maxims inscribed prominently on the Temple to Apollo in Dephi. Moderation Saying ‘nothing in excess’ is essentially …

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Know thyself

Psychologists who study well-being say that the most potent way to get well-being is to be an active agent in your life, living with …

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Learning self-sufficiency

Learning Home Economics

In recent decades the practical study of Home Economics at school has slowly been sidelined. We live in a society which encourages people to …

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