How do you define ‘right’ If you know only black and white Asks a pen the other When denied to draw together How do you define ‘between’ If you know only up and down Asks a pair of hands When denied to come to terms How do you define ‘family’ If you know only friend and enemy Asks a father the mother When denied to see his daughter How do … Continue reading →
Father of Motivation and Sage of Maui The life and work of author and speaker Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, who died at the age of seventy-five in 2015, provides the opportunity to reflect on leadership from a holistic perspective beyond a specific organizational setting or national politics. Dyer’s many best-selling books on the practical psychology of personal development towards a positive transformation for all of humanity  brought him the … Continue reading →
What are your beliefs and perspectives regarding leadership? What do you think makes an effective leader? Illustrated by the example of Robert Owen, the acknowledged pioneer of the cooperative movement, a leader’s goal, effectiveness, and fellowship is assessed. The brief analysis bases on evidence from research in relevant leadership theories. General Definition of Leadership Many of the greatest villains in history were, in some way, successful leaders when the definition … Continue reading →
Egocentrism occurs as part of preschoolers’ development in the so-called pre-operational stage and means the inability of a child to differentiate between its own and other people’s thoughts . In other words, children would not realize the suffering of others as such at all . This poses a quite depressive outlook and may not correspond to own experience and observations. Aren’t there more empathy-promising possibilities than such a radical and … Continue reading →
The question of animal-human similarity is essential to decide whether animals should be treated alike  and whether animals possess rights . What characteristic determines a human being as distinct from animals? What about people with genetic anomalies or other disabilities on the one hand side, and, for example, especially well trained chimpanzees on the other ? Proponents of animals’ legal status as private property that can be exploited by … Continue reading →
Behaviorism Introspection as the scientific method had to give place to behavioral psychology in the nineteenth century , which opposed mentalist approaches to the study of associative mechanisms in learned behavior  with rigorous observable laboratory experiments and animal behavior training as performed by B.F. Skinner  (Figure 1.). Associationists like E. Thorndike believed in biological processes which construe memory in the form of neuronal connections in the brain . … Continue reading →
Most of us have heard about the misery existing in many parts of the globe. 3.5 billion people live at $2.5 a day. According to UNESCO, every day 22,000 children die because of poverty. Why is it so easy to forget that? Good people end up by concluding that we do our best we can, because “we have it good here,” and we must be given credit for the care … Continue reading →
Content: Universalities and Cultural Differences. Closing Holes in West-centric Researches. Eastern Philosophies and Transpersonal Psychology. Expanding Consciousness and Phenomenological Ways of Knowing.
Is it a crux the hierarchical matrix? Is it a biological gender reflex to weaken the other sex for a Rolex? No, rather a revenge for the monetary fix caused by the societal greedy X Is it to apology the societal partiality? Is it a gender norm of biography to deny the opportunity for diversity? No, rather a justification for the cultural why of the exclusivity of the Y
I used to overthink in the past But I thought about the past in the present And about the future in the present So I stopped to think about time And I forgot about the past in the present And about the future in the present I will live thoughtless in the future But I stumbled over the past in the present And over the future in the present So I stopped not to think … Continue reading →
Life is like a pond people standing around jumping to give birth to a short life on earth without preparation equipped with intuition While diving we are living attention we are giving to how long we can hold our breath and mold the style of our glide gentle or with fight Soon we have to come up to surface and show what depending on our aim deserves eternal shame or … Continue reading →
The universe is perfect. No need to think about the meaning of life. Just follow your instincts. We are dependent on the earth, not vice versa. So go get what’s in for you. Everybody wants just the best from their perspective. Everybody gets what she/he deserves. Don’t overthink. We are not human doings, we are human beings. So just be. There is no salvation. We are ruled by evolution’s selection … Continue reading →
«It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind.» From ancient and contemporary philosophies, religions, common wisdom, and inspirational people we can derive fundamentally universal and tremenduously valuable teachings for all life situations in our modern times.
Naive observations based on experience: Trust your feelings; they analyze well. – Mathias Sager The most successful quotes are the ones whose wisdom we already know, but couldn’t express so eloquently. – Mathias Sager When I love, the suffering of others hurts more than my own. – Mathias Sager
Das Sinnbild des roten Lebensfadens wird genutzt, um über das Leben zu philosophieren. Eine ausgeleierte Metapher? Auf jeden Fall ein oft und vielfältig interpretiertes Bild. Es lohnt sich, mal nahe am physischen Konzepts eines Fadens dran zu bleiben und von solchen Charakteristiken mögliche Parallen zum Leben abzuleiten. Continue reading →