Browsed by
Tag: london

POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

Serious people are used to thinking badly of celebrity culture. They hate how everyone wants to read about where the latest big name has been on holiday, or who they’re dating. They say it’s silly and a sad reflection of modern civilization. Such stern attitudes may sound sensible and noble, but they are in truth deeply irresponsible. The impulse to admire and have heroes is an important part of human nature. Ignoring it or condemning it won’t kill it off;…

Read More Read More

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th century French aristocrat [Alexis] De [Tocqueville] Photo Tocqueville Democracy was a highly exotic and new political option he’d been born in 1805 when Napoleon was the populist dictator of half of Europe But he prescient lee believed that democracy was…

Read More Read More

Are we too Materialistic?

Are we too Materialistic?

it doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as good materialism. After all isn’t materialism just plain bad always? It can seem as if we’re faced with a stark choice. Either you can be materialistic and that means obsessed with money and possessions shallow and selfish, or you can reject materialism be good and focus on more important matters of the Spirit. But in truth most of us are in our hearts stuck…

Read More Read More

Americans Discover The Metric System

Americans Discover The Metric System

– I feel like all these videos recently are designed to reveal me as an idiot. (London via Detroit) – Tens, baby. – Tens. – Gimme them tens, gimme them hundos, gimme them thousands. – Liters instead of gallons, and instead of miles, there’s kilos. – It’s confusing to me how kilometers are shorter than miles but meters are bigger than feet. – It seems like the metric system makes a lot more sense than our system. – Yeah, ours…

Read More Read More

Sikh Society’s Guru Ka Langar (UCL)

Sikh Society’s Guru Ka Langar (UCL)

Guru ka langar is basically just a kind of free food for all regardless of caste, colour, creed, sex, anything. It’s a great way to kind of just put the principles of equality, sharing what you have with others and just kind of seeing the best in all. So here we are, sharing what we have with everyone at UCL. And hopefully everyone enjoys it.>>This idea is so cool with the carpets and things and the food’s been amazing.>>It’s quite…

Read More Read More

Loneliness: An Epidemic in our Society and Why We Need to Change – Teal Swan Speech London 2018

Loneliness: An Epidemic in our Society and Why We Need to Change – Teal Swan Speech London 2018

Get your copy today! The Anatomy Of Loneliness Teal Swan’s Book Release Speech at Alternatives London November 1st 2018 Hi Everyone. ~ Applause ~ I haven’t had quite a warm welcome like that for a while. Thank you. Audience: You’re amazing T: Thank you. You guys ready to get started? Audience: Yes. T: So, I wanted to start off by telling you guys why I wrote this book. Because today is a speech about loneliness which is obviously dub tailing…

Read More Read More

Top 10 Most Beautiful Capitals In The World 2018 | 4K

Top 10 Most Beautiful Capitals In The World 2018 | 4K

Top 10 Most Beautiful Capitals In The World 2018. Capital originates from Latin word ‘caput’ which implies head and it isn’t so much that fundamental capital constantly biggest city of the nation. Each nation has capitals city it typically fill in as a seat of legislature of the nation, control in nation, state, area, political unit. Terrifically imperative workplaces, high courts, political meeting all has done in capitals. The whole capital urban areas of world are distinctive as indicated by…

Read More Read More

Meritocracy

Meritocracy

Politicians from all walks of life nowadays agree on one thing: we need to build more meritocratic societies. That is, societies where everyone, no matter what their background is, has the chance to succeed on their own merits. This is a beautiful idea responsible for some great things like free education for all, positive discrimination, and a real effort to end nepotism in business and government. We’ve largely done away with the old world of feudalism where lords couldn’t manage…

Read More Read More

PHILOSOPHY – Soren Kierkegaard

PHILOSOPHY – Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard was a brilliant, gloomy, anxiety-ridden, often hilarious Danish 19th century philosopher. The author of 22 books, of which 3 continue to make his name. He was born in an immensely wealthy family in Copenhagen in 1813, the youngest of 7 children. Death was around him constantly from a young age, and was to obsess him throughout his career. It is, in a sense, his only theme. Not only was he extremely physically frail, by the time he was…

Read More Read More