By Prabhuppb (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Research has proven that spiritual beliefs are beneficial to human well-being, yet there is an undeniable dark side to religion when it takes on an extremist overtone. How do we carry a healthy and empowering practice across the line where it becomes manipulative and … More The God of Purity
Are you careful in your conversations with family and peers who are quick to judge if you fail to meet their beliefs? Do you hope that you will have total freedom to say whatever you want and do whatever you want without being cast out? Unfortunately, your voice will be indefinitely shuttered if you continue … More Freedom of Expression
Fake news has been around since the beginning of time. Its use tends to come in waves with particularly large outbreaks preceding elections. Though impossible to eliminate, as with any other form of undesirable written or verbal communication, it most certainly can be managed. Take Facebook for example. After reports of fake news having swayed the … More A Response to Fake News
Everything appears to have come down to an “us against them” mentality as we slip further into a vortex of global social disparity. The self-righteous person might reason that there is a great separation opening up between those who are good and those who are evil, but they only deceive themselves with such logic. Others … More Good People Gone Bad?
This article appeared on my Facebook news feed recently: http://www.newsweek.com/unemployment-rate-republican-media-527777 I haven’t launched into a Facebook rant lately, so here I go. As many of you know, The Human Mirror was born out of my advocacy work with Human Rights Vs. Stalkers. It was the perfect platform to reach out to victims and perpetrators until … More Facebook: The Perfect Platform
By Huckfinne (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThreeWiseMonkeysOriginal.svg In light of the recent election, I’d like to reiterate the old parable where wisdom takes a back seat when our eyes become overly fixated on the prize. Whether it involves doomed star-crossed lovers or nibbling one more tiny slice of cake, the end … More The Wise Monkeys?
By David Kinney from Oak Park, USA (Salesman (original)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Whatever happened to our concept of fair and balanced news journalism? News as entertainment is not ethical, nor is it profitable. There are good reasons journalists should remain as objective and unbiased as possible. They wield enough power to influence … More Selling The News
By KDS444 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons War has long been used by nations seeking an economic or a political boost. I learned about several wars that had taken place around the world, including those fought on American soil in high school History classes. A few years later, College Public and … More A War Machine
By Buddyonline77 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons There is a hidden epidemic overtaking the USA, and it does not involve mosquitos. My initial exposure to it occurred during the first Gulf War where my former Brother-in-Law was deployed. We spent hours in front of the television waiting for some action and lamenting … More Power Props
People have always had an “inner dialogue” telling us what we believe about ourselves and our world. Thanks to social media, we are able to project our private thoughts out into the world. The only problem is that sometimes the dialogue is skewed. Traditionally, people have sought out counseling for assistance in attaining congruity with … More Socially Engineered