Monthly Archive: April 2017

#22 Self-Awareness Part 3

This is part 3 of a 4-part series entitled The Self-Awareness Series. ‘You cannot understand yourself in a vacuum.’ Awareness is a life long pursuit. We are born and our concept of the world puts us directly at its centre. Egotistical, chubby balls of tears and poop. It isn’t until...

#21 Self-Awareness Part 2

Part 2 of the Self-Awareness Series. So! To recap: you have an ego, the gatekeeper. It doesn’t need the right answers – just consistent ones. Consistent with what? Consistent with your ideas, beliefs, morals and experiences. Subsequently, you experience your world through tinted glasses stippled with blind spots galore. Sometimes...

#20 Self-Awareness Part 1

Part 1 in the Self-Awareness Series. Who am I? Why am I? The first step. Ask a question of yourself and your mind cannot help but search for an answer. But its like a man searching for some condiment hidden in the fridge – inadequately invasive; dismissive. Find an answer...

#19 Why Our Brains Bend To The Will Of Authority And Groupthink

In this episode we discuss how human beings are susceptible to blind obedience to authority and groupthink. Many people believe they are independent thinkers, ‘islands’ doing their own thing, yet research suggests we are all highly malleable, and that we tend to shape ourselves (and allow ourselves to be shaped)...