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41. Orwell Screens

Orwell Screens: “TVs that Watch Us”!! Orwell was ahead of the game predicting the rise of the digital age in his novel Nineteen Eighty Four! Throughout the novel the telescreen is everywhere. It could not be shut off. Yet the old man … Continue reading

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40. Emotional Smell

The sense of smell , Emotional Smell, more than any other is connected to memory. This is because there is a short cut between the sense of smell and emotional centre of the brain. The smell comes directly into the olfactory … Continue reading

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39. Philippa Foot

Philisopher Philippa Foot claimed ‘In moral philosophy it is useful, I believe, to think about plants.’ Her point was that nature is how things are, morality is how we humans think things ought to be. Are humans a part of … Continue reading

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38. Moneyland

Moneyland. The real Goldfinger was called Siegmund Warburg. In this era we are complacent but not shocked to be told that the wealth of the world is held by fewer and fewer individuals. This was not always so. After WW2 the poor … Continue reading

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37. Loneliness

The media tell us that loneliness is a big problem for us in the 21st Century. There is a Minister of Loneliness. Why now? It hasn’t always been this way.  The demise of religion? Nothing to believe in? Has the … Continue reading

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36. Michael Ridge

Michael Ridge: a tribute to the man and his work Michael Ridge   Copyright Adrian Scott North London Counsellor Blog 2018 All rights reserved Disclaimer: This weblog is the view of the writer and for general information only This article … Continue reading

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35. Suffering

At this time we are obsessed with eliminating suffering from our lives. Is it working? Post war generations have the wealth to spend on their children which alleviates financial suffering. Yet the generation of millennials suffer most from anxiety? The most … Continue reading

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34. Stoic Grief

Stoic Grief. The Stoics were strict and harsh. (For us?) As a rational human being they believed you would not give into sadness. The essence was to move on. Let the death affect you as little as possible. If a … Continue reading

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33. Aretha!

As Donald Fagen laments about his lost youth in Hey Nineteen  he claims his potential lover is so young that he croons “Hey Nineteen that’s ‘retha Franklin, She don’t remember Queen of Soul” An example of another name check.  Aretha is … Continue reading

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32. Letterbox

The biggest news story this week is the comment about muslim women wearing burqas. It was a provocative statement. Like all provocation it has polarised debate. Should it be said? Or should it not? Or is it morally empty? Letterbox.  … Continue reading

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