All Different All Equal

There used to be a lot of categories people fell into. You were either black or white, you were of this or that nation, you belonged to this or that church and you supported this or that political party. There was a certain feeling of safety attached to belonging to the same group. Today we can see that the mere belonging to the right group does not mean anything. One has to experience each individual personally in order to know, whether one can trust him or her. The only way you can trust somebody without getting to know the person first is to ask people you trust, whether the new person is...
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True Love

What is true love? There have been many attempts at defining it. Is it a really passionate love? Is it love that lasts a lifetime? Or is it the compassionate love? In my opinion we cannot define TRUE love once and for all, for there is no FALSE love. Is there a thing like false love? I do not think so. Love simply IS or IS NOT. Yes, there can be more or less love or in other words it can be more or less passionate. The classic example are ‘friends’ that do not know you anymore, when you fall ill or go bankrupt for example. They can be called false friends. But their love is not false I believe....
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

May this year life give you a break from the first blossom to the last snowflake. Be fit and determined to reach all your goals. May destiny serve you year round delicious bowls. © Helena Smole, 2014
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Cyber-Life vs. Real-Life

New technology like social sites or Google Now, the new »mind-reading« personal assistant, are to be used by us and not vice versa. If they take away all one’s real-life interaction with people, one cannot blame them. If one’s battery is empty and one is so reliant on Garmin or Google Now that one does not even know which part of the city one is in, one should not blame technology either. Before Facebook, Twitter, Garmin and Google Now there was TV that could totally occupy somebody and even before TV there was the phantasy world of books. There are many things you can do to avoid new...
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