The Allegory of the Cave

7 mins read

The Allegory of the Cave is a story from Book VII in the Greek philosopher Plato’s masterpiece “The Republic,” written in BCE 517. It is probably Plato’s best-known story, and its placement…

Losing Friends on the Internet

8 mins read

A friend on mine turns into a completely different person while driving his car. While driving, he blurts out expletives at anyone he deems deserving. In person, however, he’s the…

Innovations Leading the Fight to Save our Forests

3 mins read

Forests are critical to the health of the planet. They sequester carbon, regulate global temperatures and freshwater flows, recharge groundwater, anchor fertile soil and act as flood barriers. They harbour…

Being Truly Educated

1 min read

What does it mean to be truly educated? Classically, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University…

Meaning of Life

20 mins read

Who am I? What should I do in life? What is the meaning of life? Humans have been asking these questions from time immemorial. Every generation needs a new answer,…

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Sapiens

31 mins read

In a nutshell Human history has been shaped by three major revolutions: the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), and the Scientific Revolution (500 years…

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The Value of Entertaining Training Material

7 mins read

A large number of teachers and instructors these days teach by presenting the visually spectacular / entertaining content. A popular perception amongst parents, teachers and school leadership is that the…