Learning how to be regarded

Learning how to be regarded

Someone I know used to complain about being regarded as an anthropological specimen. I had an idea of what he meant, but I didn’t understand why he was angry. Now I have a clearer understanding of the situation. There will always be perceived notions about what people...
The rebranding process

The rebranding process

Rebranding is a term that was used a lot about a decade ago. It is possible that folks have new terms for describing the same activity nowadays. Needless to say, cultures, traditions and heritages are dynamic and constantly upgrading what they are about, but it is...
Release from conditioning

Release from conditioning

Partially due to effective conditioning, a vast amount of potential has not been developed or exposed to the world. Is it possible that education systems could have done better for millions of people through the years? It has been reported that mass education systems...
Bristling energy

Bristling energy

Usually a period of hibernation in my neck of the woods, there is something different about the energy of the winter this time around. In politics and upper echelons of the social system, there are many changes afoot, but even on a more personal and intimate level, it...
A stunning and brave opinion

A stunning and brave opinion

Everyone is entitled to have an opinion. In an ideal world, we should all feel free to express our views in public. Terminology used to describe aspects of human behaviour can also be negotiated. If most of us are in agreement that we share some traits in common as...
Codes and flexibility

Codes and flexibility

Gaining access to several social circles, individuals often start collating personal vocabularies that include some codes of conduct. Like anything else, there are pros and cons to be considered when this happens. The stored information can be useful in moments of...