The Daily Paradox

What yet to learn from Covid

If Covid has taught us anything it is that Governments are not Magicians, Science still has a long way to Go and Discipline is not a Tyrant but a Saviour. Of course, we knew all these things before. We’ve just learnt them more vividly. Or have we? We need to answer this question if we…
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The search for Spirit

There is a surge of need – bordering, for a few, on desperation – for something to believe in that allows us to rationalise whatever our ‘normal’ thinking is, something that will give us hope and guidance, something that says there is more to death than you think, more to life than you are getting.…
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Taking umbrage

The armed forces are inevitably dedicated to obedience, to doing what ranking officers command and to the harsh reality of conflict and battle. Interestingly, most have changed more over the last decades than businesses in the art of handling human beings. Why? Because they have had to. The intake of recruits, whether compulsory or voluntary,…
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Achievement tears

Seeing someone achieve his or her latest ambition is a potential cause of tears for me. Why? Because I think they are going to be happy, to reap success? Perhaps. But maybe also because it is such a relief to me that what we have been working towards together they can now claim as their…
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Extremism isn’t only riots

President Biden has started an investigation into the threats of Extremism in the United States. It is something we should consider on a wider, cooperative, basis.  Because extremism isn’t only riots, though it often manifests that way. It isn’t merely storming the Capitol in Washington, though such an act is demonstrably treasonous. It isn’t temperatures…
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No laughing matter

Life is a solemn business, I’m sure you’ll agree. If we don’t take it seriously we will likely squander it, become wastrals and trash the vessel we were so generously endowed with? Piffle! Life is meant to be enjoyable. Like every other species, we’ll have some suffering, maybe a lot. Hopefully our fellow humans will…
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

            Prince Philip’s funeral takes place today. I thought he would have liked this short             story rather than another obituary.     It comes with all our respect and admiration. Anyone who has lived through most of the same time as Prince Philip will be sad at the passing of a noble figure and someone who…
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A drop in the ocean?

The Japanese Prime Minister has told the world that dumping radioactive contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea is “the most realistic option”. One million tonnes will be discharged over the next two years. Those who know about these things have said that the pollution resulting from this act will certainly…
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Beijing’s purse strings

“Beijing has shifted regulatory scrutiny to controlling credit risks rather than boosting economic growth, which has already returned to pre-pandemic levels.” Financial Times 06Apr21 What Beijing does about credit will in future determine the course of much international trade. Looking to have a stable economy President Xi and his finance people are setting their sites…
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Flocking together

By Zoey Lim, Terrific Mentors International Like birds, we find strength in numbers. The strength in numbers could be used to fend off predators, or to cope with fatigue by flying in a “V” formation.  In the same way, we achieve goals in teams. It could be completing a project, attaining a financial goal or…
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