Would You Take Advice From A Stranger?

Who do you go to, for life-advice? Your father? Your mother? Perhaps an old trusted friend? That word “Trust”, no-doubt playing a big role in your decision. Meaning someone you know and have grown to trust over the years of your relationship. Someone who knows you in return and cares about you as a person. What about advice from an online stranger? Sound’s ridiculous even to consider, Right? Well you’d think so — but you’d be wrong! Going online to seek advice is all the rage today. That’s right, advice from total strangers! Continue reading “Would You Take Advice From A Stranger?”

Follow Me! The Bloggers Obsession

The world of blogging, as it turns out, is much akin to the world of politics. Socializing is a must and back-scratching the avenue to advancement. And much like how success in politics cannot be garnered without a large faithful following — blogging is much the same. The number of followers amassed, dictates the perception of one’s success. It’s a numbers game! — Follow Me! The Blogger’s obsession! Continue reading “Follow Me! The Bloggers Obsession”

Propaganda: And The Truth be Damned

Once upon time and not so long ago, in the days well before the rise of social media, the truth was the endgame of journalism. Getting your facts right, checking and rechecking sources until absolutely sure was the norm and not the exception. Back then, the truth mattered! Integrity was the name of the game. — Back Then! Continue reading “Propaganda: And The Truth be Damned”

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”

Anxiety In A Social Changing World

Is human anxiety on the rise? It seems that more and more of us are being inflicted with anxiety disorders, phobias and panic attacks than ever before. In the blogosphere alone, one cannot peruse the multitudes of sites without being inundated with a flood of so-called wellness experts or life coaches dedicated to combating your personnel inner demons. And at the top of their list — is anxiety! Continue reading “Anxiety In A Social Changing World”