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Thoughts on consumerism – aspects of its qualities, its importance, and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that consumerism has been under rated.  It seems, to me, that consumerism has been one of the most important creations in the past several hundred years.  I think its actually had … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some effects caused by democracy – the illusions and problems caused by having no one in charge, with remarks about the “leader”

I started this some time ago.  I think its still relevant to record: I’ve always said that the fact that there is no one in charge, or no “leader”, in democracy creates many illusions and many problems, such as: Since … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an aspect of parenting – the growing dependency on the “social parent”

Here’s a thought I had: I should first point out that this article involves parenting and that I am not a parent. I certainly would not describe myself as all that knowledgeable about parenting.  But this puts me in a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the idea of the “modern” is out-of-date – aspects of the “modern” era and the post “modern” era

I wrote most of this some time ago.  It still seems relevant enough to record: The other day I heard someone speak of how certain customs or ways were out-of-date, and not “modern”, and, because of this, they should be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how education, learning, and knowledge is really about the power structure, with remarks about traits of a power structure

In a conversation we were talking about all the years I spent as a full time student in college/university (if my memory is correct it is one semester short of 7 years).  I then said something interesting: “All I learned … Continue reading

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Thoughts on identity and identity problems – the source of many problems and many solutions, with remarks about the “pre-self”

Here is a thought I had: Ever since the early 1980’s I have looked into what I call “identity problems”.  These are the various problems associated with identity which seems particularly prevalent nowadays in these overpopulated and dehumanizing times. Initially, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” – aspects of intellectualism and its dilemma

Some time ago I said something interesting: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” This is a growing feeling in me.  Being brought up with the “intellectual ideal” it has caused great conflict in me.   If its a dead end road … Continue reading

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