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Our emotional seesaws

Our emotional seesaws

Psychological ups and downs are part of life. Most human beings know how it feels to face a setback and its emotional impact. Depending on how far each of us has travelled on our journey towards maturation, we should know when to give each other space to process...

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Real options

Real options

Choices and options ebb and flow, increasing or decreasing in response to technological and social developments. A text message exchange with an associate has jogged memories, helping to shed light on the whys and wherefores of circumstances. Conditioning is a...

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Ins and outs of reflection

Ins and outs of reflection

In moments of reflection, it’s nice to look back and own past endeavours. Contributing to social cohesion and development without making a song and dance about it is worthwhile. There is still much to be done. It might be difficult to envision ways and means of doing...

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Being useful

Being useful

I understand the reasons why we all have to be useful. It makes sense that each of us should have something to offer, that other people might want or need at some point. Is anyone truly useless? I don’t think so. It is possible that a person’s skills and talents could...

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Your personal gig

Your personal gig

In my much younger days, I once met a fellow musician of a similar age and background at a gig. After exchanging initial pleasantries, we started talking shop (as you do...) He wanted to know who I had worked with. I told him. He suggested that I might want to work...

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Typecasting and upbringing

Typecasting and upbringing

In my early days as a university student, I had regular conversations with an older guy who sneered about what he saw as my “bourgeois upbringing”. It was trendy to do so in those days. Most of the lecturers interested in literature and the arts had posters of Bertolt...

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