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Story :: Lessons from Julius Malema on Dealing with Difficulty

The rise [again] of Julius Malema reminds me of a short story told by a monk about a donkey that fell in a well;  it goes something like this (note that I’ve re-adapted it as a metaphor): Once upon a time there was a donkey taking a stroll in an open forest.  The donkey wasn’t very ...

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A Great Seduction – The Game of Games (Part 3 of 3)

“What is inside there?” I asked my 6 years old son, gently knocking on his head. “How do you know?” He rolled his eyes up until his pupils disappeared and only the white showed.  “Can you do that?” He asked me. “No.”  I responded. “Oh well.  Then you’ll never see there’s a brain in there!” ...

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A Great Seduction – Time (part 2)

In the previous installment I proposed that we are seduced into believing that we can become more than what we already are when in fact we are already everything we can possibly be. ** As boys we are told, at some point, that we are now (or will be) men as though manhood is somewhere ...

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A Great Seduction (part 1)

We are seduced into believing that we can become more than what we already are. What do you want to be when you grow up? At some point I remember wanting to be a doctor. I also remember wanting to be a lawyer. Well, I know now that all I really wanted was to answer ...