09 February 2016

In the Name of Justice

If you are a survivor of an abusive relationship, whether as a child or an adult, here are two links that may be of assistance to you:

Adults surviving child abuse

Surviving trauma - a guide for young (and not so young) adults

If you would like to know how to prevent other people from suffering abuse, perhaps these links will be useful:

Recognising child abuse

Signs of abuse and neglect

It is important to remember that many parents and guardians have never had any scientifically-valid training in how to bring up children. Few young people know the basics of developmental psychology, or even basic hygiene.

 Developmental psychology

Most people learn about adult roles from the settings in which they were children, for good or ill.  Without accurate knowledge of human experiences, how is it possible to act in the name of justice?

20 January 2016

In the Name of Consciousness

What does it mean to be self conscious?

How conscious are you of the way you think?

Why is it important to think about the logic of your thinking?

About logic and fallacies

More about logic and fallacies

11 January 2016

In the Name of Democracy

Does democracy have any meaning to you in the 21st century? 

Is it about relationships and the way we express aspects of ourselves, freely and fairly? 

Is it about showing understanding and respect for others along the way where due?

Is democracy like all relationships in that it takes time to develop into an enduring part of our social existence?

Is respect for democracy an essential part of your identity?

How do you usually express democracy in the name of freedom?

How do you usually think of democracy in terms of being popular or unpopular?

How do you reflect upon democracy through your creativity in society?

When is democracy a topic upon which you are required to mind your language?