Thinking Allowed - Including musings by Daan Spijer.

Archive for April, 2012

From the Kitchen

April 25, 2012

From the Kitchen #153

Just as most humans have a personality and a sense of identity, so do most countries.  Australia struggles to work out precisely what its identity is.

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From the Kitchen

April 18, 2012

From the Kitchen #152

It is nice that governments and some private organisations hand out bravery awards and other forms of recognition to people who save others from imminent death or injury, or who contribute in wonderful ways to society and to the betterment of the lives of their fellow humans.  Most people would act selflessly without such awards and few would even think about awards when they automatically jump in to help someone.

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From the Kitchen

April 11, 2012

From the Kitchen #151

I am assaulted by noise everywhere – auditory and visual.  It seems that everyone is clamouring for my attention.  I am exhorted to buy and attend and save and sign and join.  Almost everywhere I go and whatever I’m doing, there are people and their products trying to distract me.

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From the Kitchen

April 4, 2012

From the Kitchen 150

I think it’s time for me to start my own cult, before I get too old to enjoy the spoils.  The trick is to be self-aware enough that I avoid behaviour that would place me outside the law.  Therefore, no sexual hanky-panky in my cult.  Everything in moderation and with sufficient restraint.

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