Falling in love…

Falling in love is exhilarating. I just hope it’s one of those dreams where you wake up right before you hit the ground and splatter your insides. After all, there is such a thing as gravity.

The Void

Life is as uncertain as the changing currents of the ocean, and we can never know where it takes us. Our only certain destination in life is death. So shouldn’t our life be a journey preparing us to reach our final destination rather than a search for security in vain? Maybe what waits for us…

Crazy homeless guy

  I want to start a new conversation, the other one is dragging me down into a pit, a void with no comprehension Telling myself stories, like that crazy homeless guy mumbling gibberish, but I don’t say it out loud so no worries

The Psychology of Learning

Learning is a subject that has been studied for centuries now. Freud said learning is controlled by our psyche (ego, id, and superego). Socrates said that “the soul is immortal and possesses all knowledge.” It has been a topic of great interest to educators, psychologists, philosophers and students. The ideas and concepts behind learning have…

Are Extroverted or Introverted Leaders Better?

Early research on leadership often has asked questions such as what are the characteristics or behaviours of a good leader. I would like to address these questions again here in relation to two personality types, extroversion and introversion. My question is- Do extroverted or introverted people make better leaders? Before we can answer this question,…

Understanding Varieties of Capitalism

Hall and Soskice’s (2001) The Varieties of Capitalism is one of the more influential frameworks created to explain national differences in economic performance and policy. It basically offers a functionalist or inductive view by observing the existing array of capitalist outcomes, mainly Germany and the United States, and then hypothesizes an explanation of why they…

Consciousness

In everyday language, the word consciousness is often used to describe being alert. However, psychologists define consciousness in a much broader sense to mean our level of awareness during various mental processes. Sleeping, dreaming, meditating and wakefulness are all states of consciousness (Morris and Maisto, 2001). Consciousness refers to the general state of being aware…

The Politics and Practice of Education in Malaysia

 A Brief History of the Malaysian Educational System Malaysia is a multi-ethnic society that is composed of three main ethnic groups – Malays, Chinese and Indians. It proclaims to be a democratic nation with the definition of democracy as the right of every mature citizen to vote. Before Malaysia gained its independence from the British…

Living in the Garden of Eden

What does it mean to be wealthy? To be wealthy is to have abundance. The irony of it all is that we live in an economic system that values scarcity.  Our economic system is governed by the law of supply and demand. How does the law of supply and demand operate? This basic law of…

Re-inventing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Are you burnt out from working, and only barely able to pay for your housing, transportation, food, and other “needs”? Do you ever wish you had more time for personal growth and enrichment? Does most of your resources, time and effort go into serving your basic needs for shelter, food, security and comfort with hardly…

Personifications of God

Why do we try to personify god? Why do we insist on giving god a face? How do world religions personify god? Christians anthropomorphise god. They cannot possibly know who god is or what god is, but they choose to humanise god and think of him as a fatherly figure sitting up in heaven. They…

The Ghosts of Giftedness

Who are the ghosts of giftedness? Why are they invisible? What are the problems caused by the under-representation of certain groups in our society? Why are they disadvantaged? Could their disadvantages work to benefit them? What are the factors that relate to their success in spite of their many disadvantages? What is the cause of…