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The craze of being “normal”

If you are in the habit of reading my articles, you have probably already gathered, that I am not here to preach what is good and what is bad, but show you a way to ask questions in places where it, probably, has never occurred to you to ask them, and to lead you on a different thinking path to finding solutions to problems you have encountered habitually, perhaps all your life.

Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So I endeavor to change the way you think of familiar problems, in order to widen the thinking you use to solve them. (more…)

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East and West

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat…”

Thus Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), the great British writer, poet, journalist opens his well-known poem The Ballad of East and West.

Aside from the fact that Rudyard Kipling is my all-time favorite poet, and one who truly combines the East and West in the most magical of ways for both children and adults, I have chosen to cite the words of this poem here for another reason. (more…)

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The happy secret to better work

A fascinating and funny lecture from TED (as usual). This time it is Shawn Achor, who explains to us how to completely overturn our understanding: that success at work (and not only at work) results from the worker being happy, and not the other way around…

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

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