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Share The Strong Too Need Help Sometimes
KIyer 2017-10-19 08:12
Not just the weak, but the strong too can use a helping hand sometimes. Not just the poor, but the rich too can sometimes use financial help Not just the sad and suffering, but the happy people too are deserving of our empathy and understanding. All have human feelings and need to depend on others sometimes.
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Share The Best of Americans - Heroes and Leaders
KIyer 2017-10-13 11:18
The current political news from the USA brings to mind the above question. Every country and society has all kinds of people - good and bad, strong and weak, rich and poor, clever and foolish. It is the relative distribution of these characteristics that varies a little bit among them, but not as much as we might be led to believe from the media. However, cultural acceptance of certain traits or qualities as 'desirable' or 'undesirable' can vary markedly between different coun ...
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Share The Pepsi or Coke Democracy
KIyer 2017-10-13 10:04
"Coke or Pepsi? " This is typically what you get asked in the USA when you order a fast-food meal. You are given a choice between two comparable items. "McDonalds or Burger King? " That is another choice before you decide where to go to order a meal. The quality of both are roughly the same and it really does not make much difference to your body which of the two you choose. Similarly you are offered more choices -"Regular or Diet?" when you decide on the drink, with some appa ...
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Share The Flowers Do Bloom
KIyer 2017-10-12 17:48
The flowers do bloom here a lot But call it 'Spring' I will not How can the name of 'Spring' I give Where my sweetheart does not live? .. From the original in Urdu Gul To Khilte Hain Gul to khilte hain yahaan Par ise hum bahaar nahin kehte Woh bhi bahaar kaise ho Jahaan woh nahin rehte? .. Copyright (c) KIyer 2017 All rights reserved
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Share My Treatise On Gun Culture In The USA
KIyer 2017-10-6 10:53
The 'gun culture' in the USA evolved at a time when people still followed a natural history of human/animal violence - the only difference being that guns were introduced. Previously, when someone had a beef with someone else in society, they went and confronted that person directly if they wanted to they could get justice peacefully. If not they would sort it out violently, but still between themselves or closely so. They could be challenged to a physical combat (as animals do). Weaker persons ...
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Share Our Worst Enemies And Best Friends
KIyer 2017-10-6 09:30
When I think about it, most of humanity's advantages, privileges and deepest miseries stem from an assumption of superiority over the rest of nature. Sooner or later, this placing of our whims over other's needs was bound to encroach into our view of 'other' humans too that we see as different. Our own worst enemies will always be ourselves - humans. For humans, their worst enemy is always another human, while their best friend may or may not be a human. For all other creatures, their worst en ...
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Share 5 minutes after your birth
KIyer 2016-1-7 17:18
"5 minutes after your birth, they decide your name, nationality and religion and you spend the rest of your life defending somethings you didn't choose." Loved reading this, on the Internet from laughingcolours.com
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Share What are your favourite proverbs?
KIyer 2016-1-6 08:03
Proverbs usually have some long standing basis in wisdom and a particular culture. Often we are struck with the similarity of different cultures since they have different proverbs for the exact same human experience. They convey the true meaning and wisdom with a 'punch' or 'kick' or with a flavouring that makes them so appealing. Using one in the right circumstances is one of the highlights of human communication. They usually have something unique and attractive, about them, they often rhyme ...
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Share How the USA earned the 'leadership of the world' - The Four 'A's
KIyer 2016-1-3 11:54
Much has been written about the negative manner in which the USA has achieved global dominance. It has not all been in a negative manner. There has to be and has been positive ways in which it has achieved the positive aspects of its current status over many decades, particularly since the beginning of the last century. These have been so positive that they have overcome and overridden the negative aspects and still gives it the edge going into the future. This is my personal take on this ...
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Share Sometimes laughter and tears are two sides of the same coin
KIyer 2016-1-3 07:00
Sometimes laughter and tears are the two sides of the same coin. Normally, when we come across events they make us smile or laugh (associated with happiness), or move us to tears (associated with sadness). This is in simple situations. When it gets a bit more complex, there are tears of joy which are a different thing, but something we can all relate to. There is, similarly, laughter of sadness too. When one often cannot do much about something very sad and tragic that we cannot repress a re ...
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