A Sucker Born Every Minute

2020 has become the year of the Sucker! It’s the year social media opened up our eyes to how utterly persuadable we can be. The line between fact and fiction so easily blurred, through propaganda, opinions and misinformation. Being duped on social media is one thing, but when it happens to you in the real world face to face… Somehow it becomes more personal. Nobody likes to be played for a fool. But it does happen! And happens all the time! In fact, one might go as far to say — There’s a Sucker born every minute! Continue reading “A Sucker Born Every Minute”

Critical Thinking: Gone the way of the Dodo

We are, for the most part, an intelligent species. Evolved with the ability to think, reason, to contemplate and evaluate ourselves and the world around us. Yet today, one has only to watch the news to see that a large growing number of us have lost this ability to think and reason for ourselves. With social media playing a significant role — Critical Thinking it seems — is about to go the way of the Dodo! Continue reading “Critical Thinking: Gone the way of the Dodo”

We Have Always Been Story-Tellers

So who’s the greatest story-teller of all time? Charles Dickens? William Shakespeare? J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame? No, its not one of these individuals, but yes, it is a part of their collective. Something they all have in common. In fact, something we all have in common. The greatest story-teller of all time is — the Human Brain! Continue reading “We Have Always Been Story-Tellers”

Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us

We humans are a confusing species. We do crazy things, we believe in crazy things and when our emotions rise high, our craziness rises to meet them? So what’s going on here? We’re (supposedly) intelligent modern-day human beings, not prehistoric club-dragging cavemen anymore. We’ve evolved! — Haven’t we? Continue reading “Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us”

Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

Right from society’s earliest beginnings, we’ve been told many lies. Thunder and Lightning were the warnings from angry Gods, sacrifice and penance, the only means to appease. Witches steal children and cast spells of drought, disease, famine and plague. That the world itself was flat, and one would fall of the edge if wandering too close. And we all too easily believed them, living in fear while cowering in the shadows of our ignorance. Continue reading “Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!”