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!”

Is Humankind Inherently Good or Evil?

It seems to be a simple enough question, short and straight forward. Are we inherently Good or Evil? Are we born with evil (bad) tendencies or good ones? Or perhaps, an early born mixture of both? What about nature vs nurture? Are we good or bad depending on the genetic genes our parents pass on to us? Or is it how we’re raised or in what environment? Is Humankind — Good or Evil? Continue reading “Is Humankind Inherently Good or Evil?”

The Power and Control of Emotion

We are a very emotional species! Part of being human is having to deal with these emotions both our own, and of others. However, most of our emotions are not freely on display instead hidden away inside of us battling for influence in all aspects of our daily lives and unfortunately — winning a great many of these battles.

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