The 20th century, the revenge.

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Atrocities everywhere: Afghanistan, the Middle East, climate change, cancel culture, violence, crisis on a global scale raise the question and skepticism about liberal democracies, New World Order, international organizations, multinationals, capitalism and in general, world politics and economics.

Are we forever stuck in the 20th century?

Main ideas and global political systems are still the same but with different tools. However, the world is in a new era. Logically speaking, using the same old methods for new encounters can only lead to the same mistakes but more complicated.

The 21st century, as aforementioned, has different problems, some of them are residue of the 20th century ideas and systems, a sort of continuum of the same disasters. Other issues are purely 21st century made. Isn’t it time to find new solutions before there is no turning back? Isn’t it time to create new fair systems of social justice?

Self compassion is not compatible with perfection.

The individualistic competitive world today forced us to be ambitious, sometimes ruthless and over demanding with ourselves. Everyone wants the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect family, the perfect house, the perfect body… It is a vicious circle of compulsions.

This mindset couldn’t be further than the truth. Perfection is an advertised ideal concept to keep people busy face down; while progress is realistic and compassionate.

Global politics and capitalistic ideology promote perfection because it makes people narrow minded and enslaved. Not a better way to pay taxes and keep away from troubles.

However this illusion is a source of deadly stress, depression, low self esteem and resentment.

Is it strange that everybody is miserable?

What if we are being played?

Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, philosopher, politician, historian, and writer who lived during the Renaissance. He is best known for his political treatise The Prince, written in 1513 where he articulated the Divide-and-Conquer policy. Fast forward to the modern era and there is no denying the fact that the world is more divided than […]

What if we are being played?

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