Author: Revels Once upon a very British time, when the crown ruled quite a lot of the world, there lay in Asia, a country famous for its heat and spices – India, a majestic land with a thrilling history of battle, love and trade. At one time or another, the different groups that resided within or without it had ruled India, although usually partially, some factions … Continue reading The Fight for Fairness
Varun Agarwal was a typical young adult. Relatively smart in school and pushed by his family to study at university “a degree that will get you a high paying job”. He studied engineering yet hated it and eventually started failing in University. Here, Varun shares his fascinating story of freeing himself from the anguish of over thinking everything that could possibly go wrong if he took a … Continue reading I Began to Succeed Once I Stopped Thinking
In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism. If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations … Continue reading Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?
“Question something enough and you’ll begin to doubt it” Humour and satire are incredibly powerful mediums for exposing the powerful. One only has to look from President Erdogan of Turkey demanding the arrest of a German comedian for a sketch, Kim Jong Un banning satire in North Korea or religious police attacking free thinkers for “blasphemy” across the globe, satire is the weapon of the … Continue reading Why Religions & Dictators Hate being Made Fun Of
Epicureanism is said to be a philosophy of pleasure seeking. Not in a capitalist sense of “treating oneself” by purchasing instant high in disregard of long term low, Be it through Sugar, alcohol or drugs. Climax is said to be an unsustainable and long term potentially destructive means of pleasure seeking. Real happiness is a state of being in which free expression, feelings of achievement … Continue reading The Difference Between Gratification & Happiness: We’ve Known Since 341 BC
The clock is ticking. Welfare economics has eroded in the West as Multinational Companies have taken full advantage of globalisation and far surpassed the wealth of many democratic States. Conflict & economic insecurity have fuelled the largest mass migration crisis in history. But the question, is this simply the natural consequence of our global economic system? Why do we look at issues of war/economy/migration/climate change … Continue reading The Necessity Of New Ideas
If there was one moment in your life you could get back.. What would it be? In this beautiful video, Isolate Productions take to Dublin’s coast to approach people of different ages, nationalities and experiences and ask a simple question. This is an emotionally powerful and philosophically provocative clip which has has a lesson for everyone about life. Continue reading If You Could Get Back One Moment, What Would It Be?
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer beautifully dissects the mythology surrounding writers block. “In my experience my students and fellow writers rarely lack creative ideas but more often develop a sense of not caring or not being emotionally invested in their ideas.” His plethora of experience offers an interesting perspective on how imagination should trump efficiency and how some of the best writers he knows wrote books which … Continue reading The Two Surprising Qualities of Successful Writers
Soledad O’Brien is a brilliant journalist. So good CNN felt they had to axe her for exposing politicians so much they were turning down appearances on the channel. In this segment she returns as a guest lampooning the false equivalent back & forth coverage of Trump & Clinton. While Clinton has called out Trump for normalizing white supremacy, she has provided concrete evidence of rallies, … Continue reading Why Mainstream Journalism has Failed – Soledad O’Brien
In this thought provoking video philosopher Slavoj Žižek says its time to stop protesting against capitalism, take a step back and actually think what you really want as an alternative. What can you do to dismantle the market structure without regressing into a 20th Century communist system of servitude and domination? Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor … Continue reading Okay You Don’t Like Capitalism But What Do You Really Want?