The Advantages of Being Balanced
Nebojsa Caric, a former associate from Serbia, conducted PAEI personality testing with a group of Mensa members. These are people that, because of their intelligence level, are considered to be geniuses. He also ran the same PAEI testing with another group whose intelligence was known to be below genius level, and compared the results.
When to Stop Parenting
Today, it's a different world. The children become "adults” early. They know the computer technology better than us. I could not operate the latest TV screens without them. I am constantly asking for help with the latest changes to my computer applications. I am the ignorant student. They are the knowledgeable teacher now. They're influenced by TV, by the social media, by external factors, school, their friends, the impact of the family and its control over their behavior is diminished significantly. Thus, they rebel earlier.
The Functionality of Corruption
Corruption is a dirty word. All over the world people want to fight corruption because they feel it is unfair, unethical, and destructive. And it is. I find however that the solution given, persecution, to be ineffective . I would like to present a new perspective that in SOME CASES, corruption fulfills a needed function; if you eliminate it completely, the side effects may be worse. It should be eradicated differently than through the penalty system. Penalties are at best a band aid. In the Hebrew language there is an expression (I don’t know the source of it): a hole in the fence invites the thief. In other words, some people are weak in character. If there is something a person might cherish or want that they can get by exploiting the opportunity the hole offers, those of weak character will be tempted to get in and follow up on their temptation.
What is success?
My son was visiting me. Sitting next to the pool on my ranch, surrounded by the beautiful valley and the high mountains beyond, said: "Daddy, you made it." I've been thinking about what he said.
The Road to Hell
When we were in the garden of Eden we were not conscious. We were not even conscious that we were nude. We were ignorants in the garden of Eden. There is a benefit to being ignorant. One does not know enough to be worried about anything, so one is happy. Happily ignorant.