Humankind: Wolves In Sheep Clothing

Contrary to popular belief, statistical evidence shows humankind is becoming, perhaps even evolving, into a less-violent species. This of course doesn’t jive with the content of intercity violence, murder and mayhem seen on our nightly news. Not to mention the daily reported human-atrocities happening in the rest of the world. So what gives? Are we a less-violent species today? Has modern civilization tamed the wolf inside us or does the beast still lurk within? — Humankind: Wolves in Sheep Clothing!  By CorkyWK, WordofWayne.com Continue reading “Humankind: Wolves In Sheep Clothing”

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”

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!”