September 9, 2018

Your thoughts are not you

Short thought for today, inspired by Yuval Harari’s latest book. Harari argues that we should stop treating our thoughts as an integral part of us. That our identity is a fabrication of our internal propaganda. A story, carefully crafted to minimise discomfort and changing from time to time. In my previous article I looked into various […]

September 2, 2018

Why be moral?

I came across a saying that resonated with me a couple of years ago. “People are not punished for their deeds but by them” – Richard Matheson. Growing up in Soviet style socialism, a perverted society, I was confronted very early on with a very real moral dilemma. Leading a moral life and not breaking […]