The Daily Paradox

The Wrong Right

With the disappearance – for the time being, at least – of the Person whose name this medium will put a stop on using – for time being, at least – we need to consider the more sinister and less cartoonish of issues – the threat to democracy by right-wing extremists. What triggers a sudden…
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Tough Empathy

“In a recent study, almost 50 percent of respondents rated an empathic approach to workload balancing as a top factor in how favorably they viewed their organizations during the pandemic.” – McKinsey The word is that employees want more empathy. Not just employees, either. Voters, volunteers, military, prisons are demanding empathy, as well. In fact,…
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An even bigger sigh of relief

The sigh of relief we heaved when Joe Biden won the USA Presidential Election pales into insignificance beside the sigh we are now heaving for the Democrats control of the Senate. That, and the gratitude we must express for the fact that, at last, we have a black Senator. In spite of all the attempts…
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Time for a story

Choose someone quite ordinary but someone you can observe for a few moments. Someone you don’t know. Another person in a restaurant where you are eating, or someone on a bus or train who you can see for a short while. Have enough time for you to remember the main details of the person –…
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The springboard to what happens next

We should be grateful that so many lessons have been learnt from the past twelve months of COVID-19. They equip us to head into 2021 with confidence that, as a world, we can handle disasters even when we have lunatic leaders and ideological, social and widespread economic divisions created by them for selfish purposes. What…
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The heart of the matter

Give Thanks for all the people who have produced webinars through this pandemic. They have beavered away to keep us acquiring knowledge, to keep us amused and above all to keep us alert. If you have taken advantage of some of their work you will know how valuable it is by keeping us thinking and…
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KYM know your money

Do you Know how to handle Your own Money? Many people don’t. I’m not talking about the multimillionaires. They usually do, and anyway they will have plenty of people wanting to help them. A Financial Advisor can do very nicely for himself if he has a good list of portfolios under his guidance. But don’t…
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Playing ‘not to lose’

Hanging onto your job in the present pandemic crisis is a wholly understandable and sensible thing to do. There are myriads of unemployed, and even more potentially unemployed, out there. You do not wish to join their ranks. It is difficult to remember that we are still in the middle of a terrible crisis. It’s…
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The gift of Smart

Anyone who has lived almost ninety years will express astonishment at the changes they have seen. From the days when a parked car was a cause of wonder and amazement to the banishing of the oil-fired internal combustion engine, we have lived through near-miraculous developments, the majority of which have been greatly beneficial. Some, of…
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What you mean for Biden

Half America, in round figures, voted for D Trump. Whatever else you call him – and we do call him many things – Democratic is not what comes immediately to mind. The millions of votes cast in his favour are probably not too worried about what Democracy means. What, actually, does it mean? A vote…
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