Snowflakes and Mullah Nasreddin

Mullah Nasruddin

Leeds Trinity School of Journalism recently advised its faculty to not use words whose letters were all CAPITALIZED for fear that it might cause students anxiety.

Across the country 36% of college students demand safe spaces wherein their identity group, i.e, women, gay, LGTBQ, black, latin, muslim, etc., can exist safely isolated from the threat imposed by life’s diversity of identities and opinions which could make the students “uncomfortable.”

And while I choose to live harmlessly as best as I can, nevertheless campus zealous purging of real and imagined microaggressions seems to have carried political correctness to an unrealistic extreme. Just because a person now “behaves” socially does not mean you have expunged hate. You have only driven it underground from which it will erupt with greater vigor.

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Are You a Machine or a Person? Dehumanization and Work-Life Balance

work-life balanceSo often, our jobs demand that we sacrifice our personal lives for the sake of corporate profit. No, the human person does not exist as a sacrifice to be made to the God of Business; business exists for the commerce that provides a passable support for human life. Still that is too modest an assertion.

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Do We Have to Wear a Happy Face?

 A happy face life is not an authentic life. Dark feelings and thoughts are part of life. Can we discard the happy faces within us, and simply wear our own faces?

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Do You Want to be Special or Ordinary or …

 Do you want to be “special”? Are you driven to do “something significant” with your life, failing which you may feel your life is worthless? Or do you content yourself with the value of living an “ordinary” life? Perhaps neither of these ambitions expresses your authenticity.

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Killing Your Spiritual Teachers

 If we listen to our lives more deeply than the materialism which threatens to deafen our souls, perhaps we can hear life beckoning us to come to terms with very important questions. If you answer parroting the teaching of others, authenticity requires that you kill the authority of your mentors and teachers so that you may know the Mystery personally, in you and through you.

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