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Close to the Surface

Understanding the human experience academically and scientifically is undeniably valuable. The more we learn about the human body and mind, the better our medicines, our cities, our devices, our food, and our technologies become. The problem is this isn’t all...

A or B: “Agree” or “Better”

We frequently find ourselves listening to stories from our friends about things that happen in their lives. They might tell us about a coworker who joined the company at the same time, but somehow thinks they are “better than us” and act like they always...

Clearly Define the Problem

Of all the quotes attributed to Einstein, this is probably my favourite: “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” – Albert Einstein Overlooking the possibility that...

Connecting and Relationships

Every human being seeks connection. Without it, we literally die. Babies require physical affection (hugs, kisses, being picked up) in order to grow and develop into empathetic human beings who can recognise other people as other human beings. When a baby gets no...

You Can’t Help Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Be Helped

It’s just impossible. If someone doesn’t want help, then there’s nothing you can do to help them. In fact, trying to help people who don’t want your help can actually make their situation worse, despite your good intentions. How many times have...