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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;…

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Sadhguru on Hippie Culture and the 1960s Generation

Sadhguru on Hippie Culture and the 1960s Generation

You’re God, they don’t care a damn, right now they are… If you could be drunk, totally intoxicated and fully aware, it would be a fabulous thing. Your search may be great, but unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you. Superscript: Sadhguru on Hippie Culture And the 1960’s Generation So, this… sixties business, the beauty about this is a whole generation, at least a part of the generation realized the existing society here, whatever…

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Yalda Hakim with Sadhguru on Religion, Politics & Human Society

Yalda Hakim with Sadhguru on Religion, Politics & Human Society

Yalda Hakim: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this conversation with Sadhguru. My work as a journalist, I often find myself in some of the most troubled places on Earth. And I realized just how little I know about living and life and how much there is to learn from Sadhguru. This talk tonight is done in partnership with Head talks which is basically the Ted talks of the mind and we will be talking a lot about mental health… Sadhguru:…

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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…

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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…

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Yuval Noah Harari Gives the Penguin Annual Lecture in India

Yuval Noah Harari Gives the Penguin Annual Lecture in India

– So, hello everyone. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here. And I want to use the opportunity to talk about the new challenges that we’ll face, all of us, all humans, in the 21st century. But before exploring the new challenges of this century, perhaps it would be a good idea to start by saying a few words about the old challenges, and about the amazing achievements of our specie, homo sapiens over the last century, because…

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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…

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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…

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How to Enrich a Country: Free Trade or Protectionism?

How to Enrich a Country: Free Trade or Protectionism?

One of the most pressing choices facing modern economies is whether to adopt a policy of free trade or of protectionism, that is, whether to encourage foreign goods into the country with minimum tariffs and allow industries to relocate abroad; or whether to make it hard for foreign firms to sell their goods internally and discourage domestic producers tempted by cheaper wages in other lands. It feels like a very modern dilemma, but the debates between proponents of free trade…

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How Your Ancestors & Society Can Influence You: Samskara & Karma – Sadhguru

How Your Ancestors & Society Can Influence You: Samskara & Karma – Sadhguru

This is what is called as Kula Devatha. It responds only to that genetic content, so only those people of that clan go to that temple, A certain set of people have a certain samskara, others have certain samskara. So for them those skills and that way of life came naturally. Every community, every society has its own samskara, and people either make their lives well or ill, based on the samskara also. Superscript: How Your Ancestors & Society Can…

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