If you live in a place where you can get on a public platform and speak critically of the people in political power without worrying about getting up in the morning a free man or woman, there’s a strong chance the truth you are telling holds no weight on their tenure in power. If this is the case, why the exaltation of the expression: TELLING TRUTH TO POWER. It is a term highly favored by activists in the United States. It is often regarded as an expression of courage. Among these are aspects such as; calling out incidents of injustice … Continue reading Telling the Truth to Power vs Knowing the Truth About Power
No one makes it alone. This is a common statement handed down the success stream. However, I chose to make this entry today because I thought it needed a caveat. One probably obvious but for those on my wavelength perhaps you need this reminder as much as I do. The real statement is this: YOU CANNOT MAKE IT ON SINGULAR BRILLIANCE ALONE. Go back to the last statement. Read every word. You still need to be brilliant but your brilliance must have company. Many brilliant performers at work or play have been warned about shining too bright for their own … Continue reading ON THE SOFA: Communal Competence vs Individual Competence – Why Climbing the Ladder Seems Pointless the Smarter You are
Before I begin let me just say what a joy that was. To hop onto Instagram and WhatsApp and all the usual contacts I have been used to seeing in my feed just frozen. Felt like the first week of the lockdown in 2020 when we were told we would have to work from home. The joy I felt knowing I would not be listening to annoying complaints of certain coworkers whom I had allowed to turn me into their daily confessional. Well, I must admit I did the same so, the moral corrosion was mutual. But back to Facebook. … Continue reading ON THE SOFA: Facebook Shutdown; Personal Opening
If your parents were not your parents, would you have wanted to know them? If your siblings were not your siblings, would they have been your friends? Let’s take this further, if your kids were not your kids, would you … Continue reading ON THE SOFA: Family; Friends or Foe?
I suspect the answer to that question is not one to take on with righteous accusation but with opportunistic curiosity. The Christian message for the most part is not easy to practice thoroughly. All the people who profess it fall short in major ways. But I am starting to wonder is that a reason to stop? Continue reading Does Christ Belong in the Theatre?
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