Tag Archives: belief

Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Big Ego Or Self-Esteem?

Leslie Fieger Self Esteem Blog I received an email from a reader who wanted to know how it is possible to have a highly developed level of self-esteem without becoming, or seeming to be, egotistical. The very question shows that … Continue reading

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Bloodline

New Digital Video BLOODLINE investigates the popular belief that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, who fled to southern France with their child. In an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones, filmmaker Bruce Burgess and team crack the shadowy secret society, known as … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Goldstein (George Orwell) Ignorance is Strength (1949)

Panarchy.org Note: Here is George Orwell at his best. This is Chapter I of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, to be read preferably after Chapter III (War is Peace) because it ends in a suspended way that allows … Continue reading

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George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946

Vincent Ferraro Mtholyoke.edu Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization … Continue reading

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Positive Self Esteem Is The Immune System Of The Soul

Tyler Woods Self Esteem Blog Low self-esteem does not have to be part of your life. . Having positive self-esteem is all in your power. I know that saying you have the power to have positive self-esteem might sound impossible … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance and its Impact on the Individual – Part 2

“Ultimately, everything depends on the quality of the individual.” – Carl Jung. (Continues from Part 1) Let’s consider one of the most common cognitive dissonances that a large portion of adolescents and high school students face every year, which is … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance and its Impact on the Individual – Part 1

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And … Continue reading

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Murder puts spotlight on Kindoki ‘witchcraft’

BBC News The were more than 100 injuries on 15-year-old Kristy Bamu’s body when he was drowned in a bath in an east London flat on Christmas Day 2010. His sister Magalie and her boyfriend Eric Bikubi, who have been … Continue reading

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Total candour was only way to stop him

David Marr Sydney Morning Herald No Kevin. This isn’t a breakdown in civility. Your colleagues are at last telling us why you were sacked. And here the political is inescapably personal: you couldn’t run the place. The result was, as … Continue reading

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