Need and want are not a dichotomy like short and tall, big and small, or good and evil. However, our lives, that is, the human condition are characterizable by needs and wants. We surely need a lot of ‘things’ to live and survive, such as food and shelter and then some. We surely also want (more…)
Thoughts come and go, seemingly random. We do not know where they come from and why. They disappear quickly into nothingness, it seems. We do not bother much to remember them. Few thoughts are continuous or connected via logic, usually no more than three of five. Then another short train of thought emerges, occupying our (more…)
Are you a princess of the kind as told by the story below? “The Princess and the Pea” is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her sensitivity. The story tells of a prince who wants to marry a princess but is having difficulty finding a (more…)
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My simple view of love’s genesis goes like this: the construct of love assembles in consciousness in the form of Gestalt and fosters a new sense of belonging for the lovers. This is provided for by the binary nature of biological sex, which is entailed by primeval instincts and needs that evoke, stir and arouse (more…)
What is the secret of happiness to begin with? Happy people abound, they are all over on TV! But ask them and they will tell you that there is no secret to their happiness. These idols just know how to act happy when they have to. And since most everyone else is into idolatry, most (more…)
Love is not a simple thing, even though it gets thrown around like a frisbee in common speech. ‘We all want to be loved,‘ they say. But they seem to not really know what love is when they use the word in that catchphrase. Being loved is not that much of a delightful affair as (more…)
Singles need all the encouragement there is. However, love does not always work out — and when it doesn’t, it really hurts. Not that it can’t ever be fixed. But for those currently hurting, here is a great little song by Willie Nelson to help smooth the day. Nelson has always been a master at (more…)