01 February 2015

Protecting Your Identity

Identity theft is a significant problem today.  Have you ever had your identity stolen?  As far as I know, no-one has ever tried to steal my identity. I keep a low profile online and in the media more generally.

It worries me that many people reveal huge amounts of information about themselves to strangers, both in person and through online social media, websites, questionnaires, and when paying for goods and services.

How safe are your finances? How safe is your passport? How safe is your identity? How safe are you?

Here are three of my previous blog posts to reflect upon:

Australian passports are precious

Fronts and face values


01 January 2015

In the Name of Popularity

Do you find it easier to like people when you think of them as popular or do you prefer to think of people as being either friendly or unfriendly?

Are people more popular with you when you can identify with some aspect about them? 

It is often the case that popularity is associated with the aspirations of observers.  It is a cause of emulation and adulation.

Are people popular with you because you feel a sense of familiarity with their name?

If you do not consider yourself to be particularly popular at present, do you want to be more popular?

Is popularity about being liked, and even loved?

Are popular people never lonely, in your view?

27 December 2014

In the Name of Selfless Love

When individuals do not realise their full potential because they put the needs of others before themselves, it can be an expression of selfless love. Yet there are many such individuals who are either inadequately appreciated, or who create unnecessary dependence.  That can lead to selfishness in others or even distress in those receiving unwarranted and inappropriate attention.