Cultural Conditioning

The Disappearance of Silence

Silence is a word pregnant with multiple meanings: for many a threat; for others a nostalgic evocation of a time rendered obsolete by technology; for others a sentence to boredom; and for some, devotees of the ancient arts of contemplation, reading, and writing, a word of profound, even sacred importance.  

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Never Satisfied? Why They Bank on Your Unhappiness As a Key to Economic Growth

What ultimately drives consumer confidence, the stock market and the growth of the economy? Better middle class jobs, disposable income and a general sense of happiness, or something close to that, no? Think again. This poignant video explains the real factors behind economic bliss – and why happiness in the system is diametrically opposed to your happiness:

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The Matrix of Conformity – Top 9 Traps for Today’s Youth

More than ever our world needs a new generation of youthful and caring people capable of comprehending the problems we face, while maintaining the clarity of mind and compassion needed to seek and find creative solutions to this morass. For this, our youth need to be healthy, energetic, and free from the myriad traps that our society offers today.

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6 Painful Truths About the War on Terrorism

If you were 4 years old when 9/11 occurred in 2001, you’re now old enough to enlist and fight in the war on terror. Recent geo-political events suggest this conflict may endure for generations to come, so, regretfully, your children may also get to participate. The war on terrorism is apparently part of our culture and part of our lives ...

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