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FACING THE AUTHORITARIAN. HOME, SCHOOL, OFFICE, FACTORY, SECT, ETC.

The authoritarian personality makes life very difficult for people, especially those he or she has power and influence over.

Authoritarians share a similar psychological posture, which is difficult to address.

The unexamined inner lives of an authoritarian parent/teacher/boss/political master and others oppress sons/daughters/students/employees and citizens. Continue reading 



The Wisdom of Political Action

The Wisdom of Political Action

Let him see each arisen state. Let him know that and sure of that, invincibly, unshakeably. (MN.131)

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How to Give a Public Talk

How to Give a Public Talk

 

A few years ago, a social survey in the UK asked people: “What is your biggest fear?”

The majority answered “Public Speaking.”

Their second biggest fear was “Death.”

In other words, the British public regard public speaking as a fate worse than death. Continue reading 



How to Prepare a Public Talk

How to Prepare a Public Talk

 

I remember listening to a senior Buddhist monk giving a  talk.  He spoke for about an hour. His talk seemed to lack focus and appeared disjointed. I gently told him later he could consider preparing his talk by writing notes to establish a theme. He said his tradition did not use notes. Continue reading 




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