Intellectual Self Defence

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“Yintimidation” – when puritan hippies attack!!

From “Burning Man Embraces the Paradoxes of Life” by Jeremy Sherman I’m astonished at how strong and resilient New Age puritanism remains here in Berkeley, and how many people, especially … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Guilt versus contrition

From But if men are going to be part of the solution and not merely reject being the problem, then we are called to understand “consent” in a far … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Idleness versus laziness

“In Embracing Idleness” Oliver Burkeman distinguishes idleness- cool concept, valid ideal – from what puritans consider laziness.” FT Feb 16/7 2013   Guardian review here

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Grief versus mourning

Until now I had been able only to grieve, not mourn. Grief was passive. Grief happened. Mourning, the act of dealing with grief, required attention. Until now there had been … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Progress “versus” vandalism

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dialogue versus Discussion

In Greek, the word dialogue means a “talking through.” The Greeks believed that the key to establishing dialogue is to exchange ideas without trying to change the other person’s mind. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Distinguishing between authority, responsibility and accountability

from page 221 Project Management for Dummies The following concepts can help you define and clarify how team members should relate to each other and to their assigned tasks: Authority: … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 2 Comments