When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable
Mar11

When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable

If we are afflicted by some disease with visible symptoms such as TB, we would seek diagnosis and treatment. But suppose …

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Some limits restrict; some protect – knowing which limit does what is intelligence
Feb22

Some limits restrict; some protect – knowing which limit does what is intelligence

When we are limited in any way, we often see that limitation as a restriction to our freedom. And yes, many limits do restrict.…

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Envy targets the envied, but torments the envious
Feb18

Envy targets the envied, but torments the envious

Envy is the inner dark tendency that makes us miserable at others’ successes; it impels us to drag them down and plot their…

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Conscience without intelligence is blunt, intelligence without conscience is numb
Feb17

Conscience without intelligence is blunt, intelligence without conscience is numb

Conscience and intelligence are two vital components of our inner defense mechanism. Whenever we feel tempted to do something…

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We are the makers of our destiny, but not the masters of our destiny
Feb15

We are the makers of our destiny, but not the masters of our destiny

When we strive to achieve something challenging, we soon realize that the results don’t depend on us alone. For example,…

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Weakness makes us hotheaded, wickedness makes us cold-blooded
Feb11

Weakness makes us hotheaded, wickedness makes us cold-blooded

We all sometimes act wrongly. But not all wrong actions are equally serious – they fall at different points on a scale that…

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