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Relax and reflect

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Relax and reflect

Archimedes, the Greek mathematician and inventor was in a bath tub when he came up with a realization that gave rise to the Archimedes’ principle, the physical law of buoyancy. One novelist created story plots while munching apples.

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Warren Buffet begins the morning by reading newspapers. An actor says he reads a poem to himself before every stage appearance. “I have a personal little routine that I do in my dressing room just to kind of get myself mentally prepared to go on stage, and part of that is a poem that I read to myself,” says Orlando Bloom.

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Women empowerment

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EMPOWERMENT has different meanings depending on where the definition comes. Basically, an empowered individual, particularly a woman has a certain degree of control as far as her life is concerned. The American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues define a psychosocial approach to empowerment as one that “promotes (rural) women’s and girls’ recognition and development of their human rights and theirstrengths, and provides resources and skills.”

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THE one to whom nothing was refused, whose tears were always wiped away by an anxious mother, will not abide being offended.” (Seneca)

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He said he was bullied most of his life, he never felt liked in school, his parents always had “loud angry, drunken arguments”, and he was full of anger. Guess whose descriptions these are from! These are the words of a 14-year old South Carolina mass shooter who was unable to handle his father’s questioning on spending and homework. He shot his father, drove the latter’s truck to a nearby school, and fired at children on the playground. The teen-ager was full of anger. One day, a triggering event made him snap. His father reportedly owned guns. Are we still surprised that he ended up becoming violent?

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WHOSE cause are we supporting each time we use the Internet? A former colleague did not want to create an e-mail account. Back in 1998, he already had a belief that the devil would use the internet. (I saw him on Facebook years ago. I don’t know what happened!)

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