Tag Archives: Social Issues

Psychological consequences of money

I’m reading Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, and I’ve gotten to the chapter on Priming. Priming is a simple idea- your exposure to something triggers association in your mind, so if you see the word EAT you’re more likely to fill … Continue reading

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banglas, ah tiongs and a whole lotta love

People in blue collar jobs are some of the most beautiful people you’ll ever meet; my experiences have always been wonderful. everyone looks out for each other- indian, bangla, ah tiong, whatever. There’s always this sense of brotherhood and camaraderie- … Continue reading

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“What are your thoughts on virginity?”

I saw the tall question – LOL! Since you’re so ahem – tall, what are your thoughts on virginity? That’s a big question that deserves a serious response, so here we go. I don’t think virginity in itself is a … Continue reading

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Inspiration: A Mother’s Love

Sunday, April 30, 2000 By SHARON UNDERWOOD For the Valley News (White River Junction, VT) Many letters have been sent to the Valley News concerning the homosexual menace in Vermont. I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve … Continue reading

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Why JC students do NOT deserve priority over polytechnic students

I refer to Mr. Lee Beng Tat’s letter (‘JC students deserve priority‘).  The only people who should get priority when it comes to university admission are the individuals who have proven themselves to be deserving, regardless of whether they’re from … Continue reading

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Advice-free pity: Why you should almost never offer anybody your shoulder to cry on

Ever heard from somebody, “I don’t want your advice, I just want some pity”? I suppose that few people would ever actually say that outright because it sounds rather callous and self-centered- but I’m certain that that’s the message a … Continue reading

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the inadequacy of critical thinking

It bothers me when critical thinking is portrayed as the Holy Grail of thought and intellectual firepower- as if we could solve all our problems just by carefully evaluating everything we have in front of us. We’ve reached a stage … Continue reading

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